Posted by Ariel Adams on Mar 5th 2017
The purpose of this guide is to help people better understand the culture that designs, manufactures, and sells high-end Swiss timepieces – ideally, in the most lighthearted and non-stuffy of ways. I’ve spent the better part of 15 years looking at the Swiss watch industry from the outside, and most of that time actually working directly with it.
The article How To Understand ‘Swiss Made’ & Switzerland’s Watchmaking Culture first appeared on aBlogtoWatch and was written by Ariel Adams.
The purpose of this guide is to help people better understand the culture that designs, manufactures, and sells high-end Swiss timepieces – ideally, in the most lighthearted and non-stuffy of ways. I’ve spent the better part of 15 years looking at the Swiss watch industry from the outside, and most of that time actually working [...]
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