The evidence of my assertion that the Swiss watch industry is largely depending on foreign made parts and componants is found right in the Swiss watch federation's definition of what a Swiss made watch or movement is, i.e. that of which 51% of the VALUE of the parts are made in Switzerland. All it takes to fit the defintion is a few small parts with highly inflated, arbitrary values. A child could figure out this one.
Considering all the Swiss made watches and movements sold world wide each year, it doesn't take a genious to realize there aren't enough people in the whole damned country to make them all. There are only if you include the Chinese and all the rest of the foreign labor the Swiss depend on.
As a consumer and not a professional, a WIS, a woosie, or a whiny wonk, I don't need to provide any proof to back up my skepticism. Let the industry and all their watch hawking henchmen back up their claims. Let them come forward with some clarity. They are the ones with their hands out for our money. Otherwise, kiss my fuzzy pink patunia. Momma raised no fools.
As for disproving Invicta's claims, that one set me to laughing. How much more proof do we need? Geez, talk about big eyed trusting baby seals. Wow. :bonk: