Looking for advice here. I would like to manufacture a line of watches. I understand going through HK may add another layer of QC. HK companies tend to know how to source components properly. However, their cost (design and tooling charges) tends to be more. Contacting manufacturers in China directly saves cost. However, it's hard to do QC and ensure legitimacy of the company.
What do you guys think? Is it worth the extra to hire a HK company? I have looked for companies on Alibaba, cross-checked on HKTDC and globalsource... but still just not sure without going to China personally.