The recent long thread debating the merits of Raymond Weil got me to wondering about other possibly perfectly good brands that are producing watches that punch above their perceived brands weight.
For instance the RW nabucco chrono is often described as being one of the best built, highest quality watches that their owners have come across. Despite this, their cheaper quartz offerings, the fact that they often discount as well as their positioning in stores that are perhaps a bit below their ambitions as a lux brand (and plain predjudice in my opinion) have led to an unfavourable brand image and people who accept the quality, love the design and wanting a particular RW watches features often rejecting them out of hand.
I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on other brands that have produced great watches that have simply been ignored or not gotten their due because of other watches in that brands line up tarnishing them by assosciation or other marketing / positioning issues leading to them falling by the wayside.
Apart from the discomfort of hearing the RW brand bashing I couldn't be happier though, it allowed to get a DGCG chrono and dual time zone both under $950 second hand where equivalent watches from otherwise equivalent brands would have been well outside my price range.
Which leads me to my final question, based on this self sabotage, what are some of the great value watches that would cost much more if they weren't ruined by the perception of the brand name on the box?