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The watch industry moves 1.2B watches a year. The Swiss produce 29M watches averaging $739 each. The smart watch industry was 3.1M units although they include things like the fuel band because it tells time.There's a large market for watches in the $300-$5000 mid range category. Apple didn't pick this watch segment randomly. They are sitting in the sweet spot that couples decent volume with good margins. Right about where Fossil, another U.S. company, sits. Who isn't...
This comment makes no sense. He's predicting Apple can make a smart watch.
AT&T does this with minutes so maybe they'll do it for data.  
Because I don't buy handbags? Or women's fashion items except as gifts? And I usually do that by getting the sales staff to pick something.I'm also not going to hunt down every sku for you.Lol. That's not how country of origin works.Because they don't have to list them on the websites. Just on the label.Because you are too lazy to google "Prada Made in China"? Lol.http://fashion.allwomenstalk.com/high-end-brands-that-are-made-in-china"The Wall Street Journal reports...
These are fashion brands so they obviously don't make significant numbers of either CE or watches. So why ask about 5k+ watches?Don't pretend that you don't know what Coach, Prada, Armani or Burburry is famous for. It's not watches.They use Chinese manufactures for part of their product lines and the brands are obviously still coveted. And they are obviously luxury brands.Louis Vutton does not but they make some stuff in Romania. Which isn't exactly Italy or France...
Why? You asked if any other high end brands other than CE used China for manufacturing. Not if any watch manufacturers used China.Other high end luxury brands use China for manufacturing and it does not impact their cachet because the brand is stronger than the country of manufacture.
They do make some products in China.
 What?  You mean like Coach, Prada, Armani, Burberry, etc?
 I think that Apple branding is sufficient that "Assembled in China" will have little impact for the watch if that's what they ultimately decide.  Apple quality has been consistently high and given it has always depended on third party manufacturing in China and elsewhere this is a non-issue.  It's not as if they moved production from the US or Europe to cheaper asian manufacturing. They might go "Assembled in the USA" if the volume is low enough to make it cost effective....
I'm not responsible for his small mindedness. China has a rich history of jewelry and is reemerging in that market both domestically and internationally starting with Jade and the high end brand of Zhaoyi Cuiwu. China is also the world's largest producer of cultured pearls. The Shanghai diamond exchange is now a major exchange for the diamond industry as is the shanghai gold exchange.There was a time when everyone thought Japan made cheap crappy cars too.As far as American...
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