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    I was just thinking, with more than 50% of Swiss watches ending up in Asia, mainly China, there has to be some watch forums as well right ? I was asking Google about it but there seems to be little clue about it.

    So, which is the biggest online meeting place for folks in China talking about watches ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan83bz View Post
    I was just thinking, with more than 50% of Swiss watches ending up in Asia, mainly China, there has to be some watch forums as well right ? I was asking Google about it but there seems to be little clue about it.

    So, which is the biggest online meeting place for folks in China talking about watches ?

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    Since you are looking for chinese forums, I assume you can read mandarin? So why not use a chinese search engine?? Maybe chinese millionaire`s are not that internet addicted.

    Maybe the government isn`t that keen on its citizens showing off their fancy(expensive) watches.

    There are tons of autoclubs in China, but not on the net???
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterHo View Post

    Maybe the government isn`t that keen on its citizens showing off their fancy(expensive) watches.

    There are tons of autoclubs in China, but not on the net???
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    China (especially mainland Chinese) are a different breed. Many of the rich who buy watches aren't buying for a hobby in a sense. Many of them, first off, go to HK or the US. Second, when they buy, they BUY. They will buy 5,10,20 watches for their colleagues (though now not as much) and family. They are gifts. That's where the huge number is from. I've lived in HK for a bit and even the local AD here in the states are seeing the same thing. But also, like it was noted above, access to "their internet" is a bit more limited than in the "outside" world. Especially from an English geared search engine.

    As to Mandarin, the Chinese written language as a whole is the same. The spoken language is different. A Cantonese speaker can read what a Mandarin speaker wrote, but not what they say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyhead123 View Post
    China (especially mainland Chinese) are a different breed. Many of the rich who buy watches aren't buying for a hobby in a sense. Many of them, first off, go to HK or the US. Second, when they buy, they BUY. They will buy 5,10,20 watches for their colleagues (though now not as much) and family. They are gifts. That's where the huge number is from. I've lived in HK for a bit and even the local AD here in the states are seeing the same thing. But also, like it was noted above, access to "their internet" is a bit more limited than in the "outside" world. Especially from an English geared search engine.

    As to Mandarin, the Chinese written language as a whole is the same. The spoken language is different. A Cantonese speaker can read what a Mandarin speaker wrote, but not what they say.
    Yep just to show off their riches.
    You can tell the differences between rich mainlanders and rich overseas chinese(so called "turtles").

    I wanted to sell my Brother in law my Corum Classical Grande date(at that time Brandnew). He didn`t know what a "Corum" was. Only when he knew how much money he was saving, I already had it on my wrist.

    There are sophiscated ones nowadays though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan83bz View Post

    So, which is the biggest online meeting place for folks in China talking about watches ?
    www.iwatch365.net/forum

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    Among the top three watch forums analyzed, Chinese platform iWatch365 captures the lion’s share with 49 per cent of the 95 million total forum posts views, closely followed by pioneer TimeZone (45 per cent) and PuristSPro (6 per cent)
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    Don't misunderstand that oft cited statistic.
    Hong Kong is one of the key points of entry for that side of world. Those figures give no indication how many are for sale in Hong Kong and China and how many move on to different countries.

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    Re: Watch forums in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan83bz View Post
    So, which is the biggest online meeting place for folks in China talking about watches ?

    There are a lot of hobbies forums for Chinese speaking people, cars, watches, boats, even airplanes... but believe me, none of those places will make you feel good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovalteenie View Post
    I missed the chart, where is wus in this equation? I thought it is " the most visited watch forum, is it not"? :)

    Or they just made a audience breakdown between these 3 sites?

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