I am the same. If it trips my trigger I don't care where it is from. I don't consider a Swiss watch a Swiss watch unless it is 100% Swiss which the majority aren't. Heck, I just like all automatic watches no matter where it comes from.
I'm an equal opportunity collector - which ever watch fits a particular need and is both aesthetically pleasing and mechanically reliable/durable. No one country's watch manufacturing sector has a lock on those characteristics, so I buy watches constructed in Switzerland, Japan and Germany (and probably others).
My favorites are German, Swiss, Russian, Japanese. In that order. Although Russian watches started my hobbie/addiction;-) because they were so affordable and the quality was good.
I like most here do not limit my watch buying to specific countries. I have found that German watches seem to be very well made for the money but then I have found that of a couple swiss brands too. Japanese watches I have had were all excellent and the Russian models except the chrono's were all excellent. I have owned a couple of Chinese Seagull watches which were nice too. So every country has something to offer. There is one American brand I really like and if I had the money I would own one in a heartbeat! Madison watches are really cool! So as others have said I buy watches based on design and quality not origin.
There is only one thing I do not like when buying watches when it comes to origin and that is dubious or misleading terms used to describe where a watch is made. I do not mind buying a Chinese watch when it is a Chinese brand. I do mind when they say they are made in Germany and are basically designed in Germany and built in China with Chinese parts.
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