Watch Education: What Makes Swiss Watches the Gold Standard? (Part 2)

 |  March 21st, 2013

Last Thursday we started the conversation about what makes Swiss watches the Gold Standard – and traced the early rise of Switzerland as the premiere country for watchmaking. Switzerland has passed that long-standing watchmaking expertise and knowledge down century after century, generation after generation. There’s no denying that history counts in establishing a standard. Switzerland’s 20th century contributions to the making of wrist watches was stellar. In 1876, the Swiss sent delegates to the Philadelphia World Exhibition where they were…

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