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What's a quick list of brands which products are totally in-house made?

Seiko and JLC are the only two that come to mind.

--Andre
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swatch?
post #963 of 48312
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What's a quick list of brands which products are totally in-house made?

Probably easier to ask the specific watch you're looking at if you want insight on its pedigree.
post #964 of 48312
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
Acidboy...where are you from? Those sound like hefty discounts...are you certain they are authorized dealers? Just because someone is a grey market dealer they don't have to operate in some crummy little back alley shop, they can look VERY nice.
Yea acidicboy,
post #965 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew View Post
Seiko and JLC are the only two that come to mind.

--Andre

And Rolex.
post #966 of 48312
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Originally Posted by bcate3 View Post
funny list.

what's the pick for tool watch/tool's car?


post #967 of 48312
We didn't need to see your parents' cars.
post #968 of 48312
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
Probably easier to ask the specific watch you're looking at if you want insight on its pedigree.

Well, I'm searching for a watch, but it's come to my attention that some watch brands out source to X swiss watch maker to make the guts of their watches, but even if this is respectable or even a good thing, it bothers me. So, which brands are responsible for the entire watch? Or does it vary between watch line within each brand?
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We didn't need to see your parents' cars.

Owned!
post #970 of 48312
If it's too broad a question, I'll find some I like then ask specifically.
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My silver pocket-watch: My gold pocket-watch:
post #972 of 48312
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
Acidboy...where are you from?

Those sound like hefty discounts...are you certain they are authorized dealers? Just because someone is a grey market dealer they don't have to operate in some crummy little back alley shop, they can look VERY nice.

Manila. And I've only bought at AD's.
post #973 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Toiletduck View Post
Yea acidicboy,














YOU should talk. An acquaintance got a Port Chrono at a store near Ocean Terminal at around $4,600 couple of weeks ago.
post #974 of 48312
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Originally Posted by shoe View Post
anybody know about Ball watches?

they got some good looking ones like the Engineer and stuff. very good prices.

anyone care to comment on the brand? thanks.

Brother, Ball Watches was an American brand that was revived by a(from what I've read, Chinese) investment group. I believe the operation is based in Switzerland. A lot of watch fans don't think much of this brand because they feel its just a new company that bought an old name that makes ETA-based watches. But then again, I've also seen several people here in our parts wearing them.
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Originally Posted by ahk10 View Post
Well, I'm searching for a watch, but it's come to my attention that some watch brands out source to X swiss watch maker to make the guts of their watches, but even if this is respectable or even a good thing, it bothers me. So, which brands are responsible for the entire watch? Or does it vary between watch line within each brand?

If that's really a concern, buy Seiko. Its comprehensive in-house manufacturing process is not seriously disputed. I understand the view that in-house manufacturing is a sign of superior quality. But keep in mind, this drive led by Swatch & Rolex to become fully vertically integrated is a fairly recent phenomenon. Most Swiss watch firms historically relied on small, independent artisans and craftsman to produce specialize pieces of the watch. The great houses like PP, VC & AP built their reputations while using parts made by these artisans and became renowned for their abilities as final assemblers.
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