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A Question maybe some afraid to ask. :-s

Being basically a newbie to the watch collecting world, I would like to confirm, clarify, or just genuinely find out the answer/s to the following question below. As I am opening my eyes to new watchmakers, I see their names, but wonder if I sayng their names correctly or not? I certainly would not like to learn in public the corect way when I go to a Jeweller or try to talk watch talk with some other collector... :)

So without further delay...

Please give a phonetic pronouncement. ALL: please add to the thread if there are other names we want to phonetically clarify! ;-) Here's a few to start....

How do you pronounce correctly the following watchmaker's names?

Tag Heuer

Audemars Piguet

Maurice Lacroix





 

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Im pretty sure the TAG is pronounced:

Tag "Hoy-er"

Someone correct me if Im wrong.
 

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Yep, Hoyer is definitely correct.

Mike, thanks for the link. That's a very informative web-site.

Now, does anyone know how to pronounce Jaeger Le-Coultre?
 

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Yep, Hoyer is definitely correct.

Mike, thanks for the link. That's a very informative web-site.

Now, does anyone know how to pronounce Jaeger Le-Coultre?
It's in the link, 5th row, far right.

Yeager Lee-Coul-tre, or Jay-El-Cee.
 

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Hahaha what's up with Rado?
 

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It's in the link, 5th row, far right.

Yeager Lee-Coul-tre, or Jay-El-Cee.
LEE Coul-tre?

It's a French name :).

To that end, the name "Jaeger" should strictly be pronounced "Zhaeger" (the Zh as in Dr Zhivago, a smooth 'g' sound) and "le" is pronounced, well, "luh". This might sound odd to someone who doesn't speak French, so Jay-Ell-Cee (or just Jay-Ell, as that's what is written on the dial) is a less risky prospect.
 
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