Rankings Change Log

The following is the change log of the watch ranking list.  This can be helpful to see additions for those visiting often or changes in positioning.

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January 18, 2018

  • Moved Girard-Perregaux (France) (origins: Switzerland) (Kering) from 3 star Luxury Other Countries category $4,500 - $10,000 to the 4 star High End Luxury Other Countries category $10,000 - $40,000

January 14, 2018

  • Added C.H. Wolf (Germany) to the 2 star Basic Luxury Other Countries category $1,500 - $4,500
  • Added Bruno Söhnle (Germany)  to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Chronosport (Hong Kong) to the Watches Other Countries Category <$500
  • Added Chronosport (USA) (sailboat logo) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Chronosport (Germany) (Guinand & Helmut Sinn) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added CHRONOSPORT (USA) (airplane logo) (Patrick T. Barnard & Associates Ltd) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Guinand (Germany) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500

January 10, 2018

  • Moved Yeslam (Saudi Arabia) from the 5 star Ultra Luxury category >$40,000 to the 3 star Luxury category $4,500 - $10,000

January 8, 2018

  • Moved Frédérique Constant (origins: Switzerland) (Japan) (CITIZEN Group) from the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500 to the 2 star Basic Luxury Other Countries category $1,500 - $4,500
  • Moved Stowa (Germany) from the 2 star Basic Luxury Other Countries category $1,500 - $4,500 to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500

December 31, 2017

  • Added Brellum to the 2 star Basic Luxury category $1,500 - $4,500 along with the red heart symbol   due to the COSC Certification and because the founder is involved with the production of every watch - something that normally occurs in the Ultra Luxury Category

December 29, 2017

  • Added Dodane (France) to the 2 star Basic Luxury Other Countries category $1,500 - $4,500
  • Added Maurice de Mauriac to the 2 star Basic Luxury category $1,500 - $4,500
  • Added Philip Zepter to the 1 star Entry Luxury Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Ludovic Ballouard to the 5 star Ultra Luxury category >$40,000

December 16, 2017

  • Major update in progress assigning brand parent holding company references such as Swatch, Richemont, LVMH Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, Festina Group and Kering with more underway

December 12, 2017

  • Added Korloff (France) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Moved Glycine (origins: Switzerland) from the 1 star Entry Luxury Watches category $500 - $1,500 to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500 because the brand is owned by an American firm, the Invicta Watch Group

December 9, 2017

  • Added the Illinois Watch Company (USA) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Strom (Daniel) to the 3 star Luxury category $4,500 - $10,000
  • Added DeLaCour to the 4 star High End Luxury category $10,000 - $40,000

November 30, 2017

  • Established the backlog of 252 watch brand rankings in progress here
  • Added Aviator (origins: Russia) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Buran (origins: Russia) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Sturmanskie (Russia) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Poljot-International to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Removed Gérald Genta from the 5 star Ultra Luxury category >$40,000 because it was listed as a duplicate in the correct 4 star High End Luxury category $10,000 - $40,000
  • Removed Hautlence from the 5 star Ultra Luxury category >$40,000 because it was listed as a duplicate in the correct 4 star High End Luxury category $10,000 - $40,000
  • Removed Van Cleef & Arpels from the 2 star Basic Luxury Other Countries category $1,500 - $4,500 (France) because it was listed as a duplicate in the correct 4 star High End Luxury category $10,000 - $40,000
  • Moved Poljot (Russia) from the Watches Other category to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500

November 24, 2017

  • Added Auricoste (France) to the 2 star Basic Luxury Other Countries category $1,500 - $4,500
  • Added Cimier to the 1 star Entry Luxury Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Askania (Germany) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Yema (France) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Other Countries Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Removed De Grisogono from the 3 star Luxury category $4,500 - $10,000 because it was listed as a duplicate in the correct 4 star High End Luxury category $10,000 - $40,000
  • Removed Armin Strom from the 5 star Ultra Luxury category >$40,000 because it was listed as a duplicate in the correct 4 star High End Luxury category $10,000 - $40,000
  • Removed Emmanuel Bouchet from the 5 star Ultra Luxury category >$40,000 because it was listed as a duplicate in the correct 5 star Ultra Luxury Other Countries category >$40,000
  • Removed Chronoswiss from the 2 star Basic Luxury category $1,500 - $4,500 as it was also listed as a duplicate in the correct 3 star Luxury category $4,500 - $10,000
  • Moved Chronoswiss from Other Countries to Swiss (originally Germany) within the 3 star Luxury category $4,500 - $10,000

November 11, 2017

  • Added Roamer to the 1 star Entry Luxury Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Croton (USA)(Originally Swiss/Italy) to the Watches category <$500
  • Added Rotary (origins: Switzerland) to the Watches category <$500
  • Added Phenix (Wiki link) to the Watches category <$500
  • Corrections made as pointed out by WatchGuy: Removed Harry Winston duplication in the list, placed Waltham into the Swiss category noting origins to be USA, spelling correction of Zodiac and changed splling of FAVRE-LEUB to Favre-Leub

October 14, 2017

  • Moved Clerc from the 2 star Basic Luxury category $1,500 - $4,500 up to the 3 star Luxury category $4,500 - $10,000
  • Added Auguste Reymond to the 1 star Entry Luxury Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Charriol to the 2 star Basic Luxury category $1,500 - $4,500
  • Added Revelation to the 3 star Luxury category $4,500 - $10,000
  • Added Guy Ellia to the 4 star High End Luxury category $10,000 - $40,000
  • Added Valbray to the 4 star High End Luxury category $10,000 - $40,000

October 1, 2017

  • Added Backes & Strauss (Germany, UK) 4 star High End Luxury (Other Countries) category $10,000 - $40,000
  • Added Martin Braun (now owned by the Franck Muller group) to the 3 star Luxury category $4,500 - $10,000
  • Added Rodolphe (now owned by the Franck Muller group) to the 3 star Luxury category $4,500 - $10,000
  • Added European Company Watch (ECW) to the 2 star Basic Luxury category $1,500 - $4,500
  • Added Barthelay (now owned by the Franck Muller group) to the 2 star Basic Luxury category $1,500 - $4,500
  • Added Smalto (now owned by the Franck Muller group) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Watches category $500 - $1,500
  • Added Renato (USA) to the 1 star Entry Luxury Watches (Other countries) category $500 - $1,500

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