Swiss businesses discovered that they now need to deal with a new reality after the value of the Swiss franc spiked by an astonishing 30% in mid-January. Companies are fearing a crash in its exports after its central bank unlinked the currency from the euro, but will this affect the make antique pocket watches, antique wrist watches and other Swiss timepieces that are so world renowned.
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In an interview with the New York Times, Daryn Schnipper, chairwoman of Sotheby’s international watch division, has given an insight into the current antique pocket watch market and how pocket watches are significantly increasing in popularity in the Asian market.
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