The Best Swiss Watch Brands

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List Criteria: Only watches that bear the official designation "Swiss Made"

List of Swiss watch brands that include the most reliable models available. Swiss watch brands include those from major manufacturers of including Breitling, Longines, IWC and more. The Swiss watch industry is the largest in the world and Switzerland has been known as the center of the watch industry for more than 400 years. "Swiss made watch" envokes a concept of quality that has been earned over this span of time. It includes the technical and aesthetic qualities of the Swiss watch. It encompasses both traditional manufacturing and advanced technology.

Swiss watches are usually defined as watches that are exclusively by manufacturers in Switzerland, watches that have a Swiss movement, and watches whose manufacturer carries out the final inspection in Switzerland. The watch industry has proposed a rule that 80 percent of the production costs be in Switzerland for a watch to be described as a Swiss watch.

Swiss watches may be battery, quartz or mechanical (hand-wound), analog, digital or analog/digital. Swiss wristwatches are considered a luxury item and the most popular Swiss watch brands sell timepieces that run from $100-$5 million dollars.

So what are the best Swiss watch brands? Since this is an investment piece, it is often best to go with traditional companies that have a rich history in watch-making. Use this wiki of Swiss watch brands as a starting off point on your research. Users looking for a new Swiss watch will want to research a variety of different brands to find a good watch that best suits their needs.
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    Bernhard H. Mayer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Swiss Watch Brands

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    Jaeger LeCoultre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Swiss Watch Brands
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