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Original watch or a counterfeit: How can one tell the difference?

It is becoming increasingly difficult nowadays to distinguish forgeries from authentic watches. So-called "Frankenstein watches" in particular make it significantly more difficult for prospective buyers to identify a fake by fitting counterfeit watches with individual parts from originals. The days are gone when fake watches carried a fake brand name or when models were …

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Sports and luxury watches – Part 1: Football

Football is considered one of the most popular sports in the world, with stadiums regularly becoming the scene of real emotions even off the field. It is well known that football players earn very good money and willingly spend it on various luxury goods. In addition to expensive sports cars and exclusive penthouses, some professional athletes also like to invest in luxury …

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From SSIH to the largest watch group in the world: How the Swatch Group rescued the Swiss watch industry

The 70s and 80s were among the most eventful years in the entire watch industry. While the sudden emergence of affordable Japanese quartz watches almost brought the Swiss watch market to its knees, the formation of the Swatch Group, which is now the largest watchmaking group in the world, proved to be a successful countermeasure. Not only in purely mathematical terms, but …

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The 10 most influential watchmakers of all time

Exclusivity is often a decisive factor when talking of luxury and luxury goods. In today's fast-moving society, time is also considered a luxury and we know that this, in particular, is very limited. This is one reason why mankind began measuring this as early as 3000 BC. Today, more than 5,000 years later, much has changed in terms of the measurement of time, which is why we …

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