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    Top 5 lesser known manufacturers

    Aside from the usual suspects.. ALS, PP, Breguet, VC, AP.. what lesser-known watch brands would you consider amongst the very finest watch manufacturers in the world?

    Journe? Dufour? Voutilainen? Any others to explore?

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    Re: Top 5 lesser known manufacturers

    Some of the names off the top of my head that I think are tops are Richard Mille, Blancpain, Gruebel Forsey, Vacheron Constantin

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    Re: Top 5 lesser known manufacturers

    Girard Perregaux

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    Re: Top 5 lesser known manufacturers

    Jaeger LeCoultre and Girard-Perregaux among famous brands. Eterna and Carl F. Bucherer to a lesser extent.

    Roger W. Smith, MIH and Christian van der Klaauw among the independents apart from the ones you've mentioned. I forgot to add Maitres du Temps earlier, some very interesting complications in their watches, and for something totally unusual, Urwerk or MB&F.
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    Re: Top 5 lesser known manufacturers

    Romain Jerome
    Carl F. Bucherer
    Speake Marin
    Roger Dubuis
    Dimier
    Dewitt
    Hublot

    other mentionables:

    Gerald Genta
    Franc Villa
    Romain Gauthier
    Harry Winston
    Arnold & Sons
    Parmigiani
    F. P. Journe

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    Re: Top 5 lesser known manufacturers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemaniac40 View Post
    Romain Jerome
    Carl F. Bucherer
    Speake Marin
    Roger Dubuis
    Dimier
    Dewitt
    Hublot

    other mentionables:

    Gerald Genta
    Franc Villa
    Romain Gauthier
    Harry Winston
    Arnold & Sons
    Parmigiani
    F. P. Journe
    IMO, Parmigiani should move up this list, Dimier should move down this list, and Hublot should be off this list.

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    Re: Top 5 lesser known manufacturers

    i give a +1 to Blancpain, Carl Bucherer and girard perregaux. great manufacturers who are overlooked at times. i think Zenith is lesser known in a lot of circles...but that is about to change with their new marketing and pricing structure. :)

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    Re: Top 5 lesser known manufacturers

    Ebel, they have their own chrono movement!


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    Re: Top 5 lesser known manufacturers

    H Moser
    De Witt
    De Bethune

    Many others slip my mind...

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