Would you buy a Luxury Watch ($5k+) that wasn't made in Switzerland or Germany?

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  • Yes, I would buy one made in the UK

    11 16.18%
  • Yes, I would buy one made in the USA

    34 50.00%
  • Yes, I would buy one made in China

    6 8.82%
  • No

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    Would you buy a Luxury Watch ($5k+) that wasn't made in Switzerland or Germany?

    Just curious if other WUSers felt the same way I did about it.

    And by "Made in" I mean at least the case, the dial, the hands, the crystal, and the bracelet was made there as well as final assembly. The movement can be Swiss.

    edit: Darn it, forgot a No option. If you think you wouldn't buy one that isn't made in Switzerland, just post so :) (maybe a mod can change the poll?)
    Last edited by FlyPenFly; March 25th, 2010 at 21:39.


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    Re: Would you buy a Luxury Watch ($5k+) that wasn't made in Switzerland or Germany?

    Sure, for a Roger W. Smith

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    Re: Would you buy a Luxury Watch ($5k+) that wasn't made in Switzerland or Germany?

    Sure, if it grabed me and I could grab it.

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    Re: Would you buy a Luxury Watch ($5k+) that wasn't made in Switzerland or Germany?

    If I actually had 5K$ to spend on a watch and China's Seagull was making a Minute Repeater around that price, I would definitely go for it.
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    Re: Would you buy a Luxury Watch ($5k+) that wasn't made in Switzerland or Germany?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyPenFly View Post
    Just curious if other WUSers felt the same way I did about it.

    And by "Made in" I mean at least the case, the dial, the hands, the crystal, and the bracelet was made there as well as final assembly. The movement can be Swiss.

    edit: Darn it, forgot a No option. If you think you wouldn't buy one that isn't made in Switzerland, just post so :) (maybe a mod can change the poll?)
    With all due respect, did you mean to leave Japan out?
    I would buy a watch made in Japan for more than your magic number, indeed I have done so and would again. It's true that neither Seiko nor Citizen make many models in that range, but those that are represent excellent value as well as superlative quality.

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    Re: Would you buy a Luxury Watch ($5k+) that wasn't made in Switzerland or Germany?

    It wasn't a multiple choice option so I chose USA, but I would buy one from the UK or Japan also. If it were a well made watch, why not?

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    Re: Would you buy a Luxury Watch ($5k+) that wasn't made in Switzerland or Germany?

    Yes.

    I just ordered one well north of your number from Ireland...built by these guys.




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    Re: Would you buy a Luxury Watch ($5k+) that wasn't made in Switzerland or Germany?

    If I had the money, sure, why not?

    Weird that you left Japan out. Seiko make plenty of watches above $5k, probably more models than US, UK and China combined.

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    Re: Would you buy a Luxury Watch ($5k+) that wasn't made in Switzerland or Germany?

    With all respect sir, I think this is a funny poll; I suppose you meant that you would definitely buy it, if made anywhere else.
    What about the crown from this one for that money ($5)? Maybe plus a minute hand as an extra.
    (No, the country is not on your list.)
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    Re: Would you buy a Luxury Watch ($5k+) that wasn't made in Switzerland or Germany?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyPenFly View Post
    edit: Darn it, forgot a No option. If you think you wouldn't buy one that isn't made in Switzerland, just post so :) (maybe a mod can change the poll?)

    Got it.

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