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«Swiss Made» watches – That’s what it’s all about

Swiss manufacturers are one of the big players of the watch industry. «Swiss Made» sparks the interest of enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. Everyone who values technical finesse loves Swiss watches. How come they are so important in the watchmaking world? Why are Swiss watches so appealing to enthusiasts? Our five facts about «Swiss Made» will give you some insights.

Five facts about «Swiss Made» watches

Fact 1:

«Swiss Made» is a label used to indicate that a product was made in Switzerland. It stands for excellent quality, superior craftsmanship, noble and timeless design, precision and durability. Switzerland has been representing this image for more than 200 years and is amongst the most important manufacturing countries of watches.

Fact 2:

The use of the «Swiss Made» label for watches and clockworks is covered by an ordinance of the Federal Council dated 29 December 1971 and was revised in 2013. To comply with this ordinance, at least 60% of the production costs need to be attributable to operations carried out in Switzerland. This includes research, development and assembling. Transportation costs, packaging costs and raw materials aren’t included.

Fact 3:

Swiss watches aren’t only popular collectable items, they’re also considered an investment. Some models are so hard to find that it can take years until you get a chance to purchase one. Watches from Rolex or Breitling for instance are predominantly produced by hand.

Fact 4:

To date, Swiss mechanical clockworks, manual watches and quartz clocks remain fascinating. Manufacturers haven’t stuck with their proven technology, but have gone with the times and evolved. Today, there are Swiss watches with touchscreen and electronic functions.

Fact 5:

«Made in Switzerland», «Fabriqué en Suisse» or «Hergestellt in der Schweiz» were too long to engrave onto the dial. This is why Swiss watchmakers label their watches with «Swiss Made». What a simple way to make sure a premium-quality watch can be recognised at first glance.

Typical Swiss watches

  • Downtown Sport
  • Downtown Sport
  • Downtown Sport
Cornavin Downtown Sport

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  • Infantry Set (Analogue wristwatch, 40mm)
  • Infantry Set (Analogue wristwatch, 40mm)
  • Infantry Set (Analogue wristwatch, 40mm)
Victorinox Infantry Set (Analogue wristwatch, 40mm)
With its robust construction, this watch is durable and robust while still looking elegant. Included in the set: a maroon leather wristband (with protected leather buckle for great look and feel) and a small pocketknife.
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Prs 516 Chronograph (Analogue wristwatch, 42mm)
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Tissot Prs 516 Chronograph (Analogue wristwatch, 42mm)

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  • DS-8 Chronograph Moon Phase (Analogue wristwatch, 42mm)
  • DS-8 Chronograph Moon Phase (Analogue wristwatch, 42mm)
  • DS-8 Chronograph Moon Phase (Analogue wristwatch, 42mm)
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Certina DS-8 Chronograph Moon Phase (Analogue wristwatch, 42mm)

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Dreamnight Golden (Chronograph, Analogue wristwatch, 40mm)
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Swatch Dreamnight Golden (Chronograph, Analogue wristwatch, 40mm)

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  • Classic (Analogue wristwatch, 36mm)
  • Classic (Analogue wristwatch, 36mm)
  • Classic (Analogue wristwatch, 36mm)
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MONDAINE Classic (Analogue wristwatch, 36mm)
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Reisen in exotische Länder, leckere Rezepte und laue Sommerabende mit Freunden und Familie machen mich glücklich. Wenn ich mich nicht gerade beruflich um den Bereich Küche kümmere, stehe ich gerne selbst amateurhaft am Herd oder unternehme verschiedene Sachen unter freiem Himmel auf der Suche nach neuen Impulsen, die mein und das Leben anderer farbiger und fröhlicher gestalten.

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User muhadri

Hi Tanja, bei Fakt 3 hättest locker Patek, Vacheron, Audemars oder Breguet nehmen können, anstatt Breitling. Praktisch alle anderen Fakten beziehen sich auf die Herkunt, schade. Was ist eigentlich mit Tag Heuer passiert? Wieder aus dem Sortiment?

27.09.2017
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User Digitalus

Diese UHREN sind nach meiner Meinung bei min. 5 oder 6.....stelliger ZAHL zu finden sein.

26.08.2017
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User muhadri

Man findet sie auch im 4Stelligen Bereich. Noch interessanter sind die Uhren von Nomos (aber natürlich nicht Swiss Made).

27.09.2017
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User Digitalus

Als Geldanlage 4 stellig?(von elvis oder jackson getragen!).Minimum 3.75% per anum, pro/Jahr Wertsteigerungen bringen etwas!

01.10.2017
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