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    Swiss Heritage

    Maybe I shouldn't limit to Swiss only, but when I look into the list they are mostly Swiss brands. Since a while I was wondering how some brands were - are melted into other brands with crisis or other reasons, and disappeared from the market after big contributions into Horology. Sometimes the retailers had their private label from the producers, I included them also. Limited to my knowledge, please share your knowledge about brand alliances or joints also:

    Joint Ventures:


    Maison Piguet et Meylan____________________ Fine Pocket Watches and Automatons
    Lemania, Omega and Tissot_________________ SSIH Group, Lemania Caliber 2310 ( Omega Caliber 321 ), Some watches with Omega - Tissot dials
    Buren, Breitling Depraz,Heuer________________ Caliber B11-15 Chronograph
    Movado, Zenith___________________________ El Primero Chronograph
    Harwood, Schild, Blancpain__________________ Harwood Bumper Self Winding ( first mass produced automatic watch )

    Aquirings- Heritage or transformations:

    Disappeared Brand or Manufacturer_________ Aquired by

    Moeris___________________________________ Tissot
    Zodiac___________________________________ Fossil
    Leonidas_________________________________ Heuer_________ Tag Heuer
    Agassiz__________________________________ Longines (related brands Record, Wittnauer )
    Buren___________________________________ Hamilton________Standard Watch__________Swatch Group
    Moeser__________________________________ Landeron_______ Swatch Group
    Mimo___________________________________ Girard Perregaux ( Mimo was owning actually GP )
    Alpina___________________________________ Frederique Constant
    Vulcain__________________________________ Revue Thommen
    Kelek___________________________________ Breitling ( related brands Montbrillant, Sicura, Wakmann )
    Gruen___________________________________ MZ Berger
    C.H. Meylan Brassus_______________________ Baume et Mercier
    Schild Freres_____________________________ Eterna ( ETA Ebauche )
    Schild Freres_____________________________ Adolph Schild SA ( AS Ebauche )

    Good that some older mastership is somehow transformed to modern brands instead of disappeared know how.Appreciate your input, lists and corrections.
    Last edited by Emre; October 7th, 2012 at 00:58.

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