When and why did Ball Watches move manufacturing to Switzerland?
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    When and why did Ball Watches move manufacturing to Switzerland?

    When and why did Ball Watches move manufacturing to Switzerland? Always seemed curious to me.
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    Re: When and why did Ball Watches move manufacturing to Switzerland?

    "Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
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    Re: When and why did Ball Watches move manufacturing to Switzerland?

    I'm curious about this too and I've looked at their website on a couple of occasions and never found anything there that explains it.

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    Re: When and why did Ball Watches move manufacturing to Switzerland?

    I think there are a lot of gaps in the history of Ball Watch.

    What is commonly known and flogged to death in the PR and marketing material is the link to the railroad disaster of 1891. There is almost nothing by way of history between then and now.

    I think if you dig deeper, you will find that this was an old brand that was extinct and bought by a Hong Kong company that resurrected the brand and built something around it.

    Never mind about history- that’s all in the past - it is now Swiss made and they make some nice watches.

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