this a bold attempt to put Big 4 Non Swiss Origin watch that have made it. also strict not to include brand that make other items eg jewellery. thus sorry to my fav Chopard (Italy), Cartier (France) & Bvlgari (Italy). would luv to add in Hamilton (USA) but it went through many hands.
base on market interest, the list is as follow:
1. A. Lange & Sohne, Germany, 1845, by Mr Ferdinand Adolph Lange.
this Dream Watch uses expensive materials. insist on the finest design & craftsmanship.
2. Panerai, 1860, Italy, by Mr Giovanni Panerai.
this highly in demand watch only went into the public market in the 1900s. both its In-House
& non in-house movements are nice. known for its big bezel, avg 47mm.
3. Vulcain, 1858, USA, by Ditisheim Brothers.
The Presidents' Watch for various former USA Presidents wore it. in around 1947 it invented
the famous Cricket Alarm Watch.
4. Seiko, 1881, Japan, by Mr Kintaro Hattori.
its Quartz invention in the 60s caused a major Watch Revolution! swept many swiss brands out.
its mechanical movement is good too. without a Seiko, your collection is incomplete. here i've a
Seiko Limited Edition for her 130th Anniversary in 2012, World Time, Automatic.