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  • Several countries

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So where do you guys collect from?
 

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I own or have owned watches from all over the globe; Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Thailand, Russia, etc, etc b-)
 

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I don't care if the watch is made in a Mongolian sweat shop, if I like it:-d , I buy it, seriously though I tend to go with German as a preference.
 

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My collection is largely German and Swiss, although it also has UK and Japanese and there have been Russians and Americans in there in the past.
 

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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.

Smurfe :)
 

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Hi -

I do vintages, largely, and have the following dive watches:

Mortima SuperDatoMatic 100% waterproof (!)
Russian Amphibia 200M
Quartz HK Diver (Omega 300 hommage, my sauna watch...)

and I've got two Yaos on their way. Or at least in the pipeline...

JohnF
 

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mostly from Japan (seiko, citizen casio)

with a few exception of Omega(SMP), Marathon SAR, Sinn :-d
 

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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).

James
 

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Probably for no other reason than they fit my purpose,

German,Swiss but i have no problem with any watch source.

Looking forward to an "American" watch the SOA.

Martin
 

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I have to like the watch.
It has been primarily German up till now.
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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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Everywhere, but mostly German.
 
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