Re: News and Comments from MakTime: Aleksandr Makarov`s Exclusive Interview for WUS Russia
This sounds worrisome. From an outsider perspective I thought Volmax and Maktime were fine but from the interviews the situations sound tenuous at best.
All those lost movements like molnija and the 26 calibers are quite a loss.
I was kind of curious about the pricing strategy that seems to be in effect with most Russian watch companies. Just a year or two ago they seemed to be at a nice place between the chinese and the swiss in pricing. They offered better quality than the Chinese and close or equal to the lower level swiss watches. Now though the large number of $600 plus watches seem more aligned with the low end swiss in price. Quality has improved but I wonder how many people would really choose a Volmax over say a entry level Hamilton or TAG on the international market. Granted I know nothing about the watch buisiness and I have no scientific data but it is just an observation.
Does anyone know how pricing compare in the Russian domestic market for say an Volmax vs an entry level Swiss watch?
Anyway thanks silversen for posting and translating.
Look at this:
Baume&Mercier Classima Executives Contemporary (quartz) - 51760 RUR
Baume&Mercier Classima Executives Contemporary (mechanical automatic) - 77050 RUR
Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute (C.O.S.C Breitling 22, 38 jewels) - 187680 RUR
Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronographe (Valjoux 7750) - 111700 RUR
Maurice Lacroix Pontos Rectangulaire Automatique - 47850 RUR
Tag Heuer Grand Carrera (TAG Heuer 6 RS, mechanical automatic) - 129610 RUR
Tag Heuer Carrera (TAG Heuer 16, mechanical automatic chronograph) - 135320 RUR
Tag Heuer Automatic Chronograph Day-Date (TAG Heuer 16; mechanical automatic chronograph) - 146250 RUR
Oris TT2 Team Day Date (ETA 2836-2) - 35950p.
Oris BC4 Small Second, Pointer Day (Oris 674 on ETA 7750) - 107950 RUR
Edox Grand Ocean Automatic GMT (Edox 93, on ETA 2893) - 113110 RUR
Fortis OFFICIAL COSMONAUTS (ETA 7750) - 78780 RUR
Fortis B-42 Stratoliner Chronograph Black (ETA 7750) - 88150 RUR
Frederique Constant Classics Automatic Chronograph (FC-393 on ETA 7750) - 68020 RUR
Frederique Constant Classics Automatic (FC-303) - 37360 RUR
Tissot T-One (ETA 2834-2) - 17790 RUR
Tissot Couturier (ETA 7750) - 44100 RUR
Omega Planet Ocean Chrono (Omega 3313) - 166040 RUR
Omega Olympic Collection Timeless (Omega 3202) - 171860 RUR
Omega Speedmaster Professional (Omega 1863) - 133990 RUR
There are no Hamiltons on the Russian market.
AVIATOR Automatic watch (Vostok 2416/1025530) - 9,200 RUR
AVIATOR Automatic watch (ETA-2824) - 16,800 RUR
AVIATOR Automatic watch (ETA 7750) - 66,000 RUR
AVIATOR "Hi-Tech" (3133/2704543) - 27,000 RUR
Buran Siberia (3105/1319787) - 12,500 RUR
Buran (31681/4421984) - 20,400 RUR
Buran Automatic watch (ETA-2824) - 16,000 RUR
Buran SA "AERO" (ETA 7750) - 76,500 RUR
Vostok Europe Ракета N1 (2426/2205047B) - 11,685 RUR
Vostok Amphibian (2416164/420334) - 1,824 RUR
Vostok Amphibian -1967 (2415/190476) - 8,750 RUR
Vostok New AMPHIBIA Scuba - 5,572 RUR
Today's currency exchange rate: $1 = 30.8754 RUR
Is that a graphic comparison?