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Heading to Amalfi Coast two weeks in May. Want to purchase and Italian cool watch...any recommendations, brands, models ..and where to purchase when there? I am open. Appreciate any and all thoughts. Thanks in advance!
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The watch on my wrist. Take me with you and you can look at it any time you want LMAO. Beautiful place. Never been there but have had the pleasure of seeing it plenty on travel shows. My wife and I could live there easily. Have a great time.
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Panerai used to be Italian, but now they're Swiss.
Anonimo makes some awesome pieces, I would try them. Bulgari also makes some great watches, but more than likely not in budget unless you're wealthy
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What a lovely trip.

Just google 'Italian watches"............they will

all be there...probably some we have never heard of.

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Kevin if this is your first trip there be prepared for a "Trip of a lifetime".I spent 8 weeks in Amalfi,Sorrento and Capri. The beauty of these places really defies desription and the food is amazing. My sister and her family live there so I will be going there often. As far as watches an old favorite of the members is based in Napoli.Philip Watch is very prevelent in shops around Napoli.
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Really appreciate your suggestions! Thank You ! And Philip Watch is a really cool idea. My wifes family and ancestors are from Solerno...so we're real excited! We're staying in Hotel di convento Amalfi....30th Anniversary! So I will try to locate a Philip watch store and bring back something on my wrist for both of us. Thanks again!


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Kevin if this is your first trip there be prepared for a "Trip of a lifetime".I spent 8 weeks in Amalfi,Sorrento and Capri. The beauty of these places really defies desription and the food is amazing. My sister and her family live there so I will be going there often. As far as watches an old favorite of the members is based in Napoli.Philip Watch is very prevelent in shops around Napoli.
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TRIP COOL

do not think you should watch purchase in EUROZONE-

dollar still weak against EURO-

crazy VAT tax--

prices much cheaper in good ole US of A--

if anything look for LITHUANIAN MECKS--

no bargains in euro zone-

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Kevin if this is your first trip there be prepared for a "Trip of a lifetime".I spent 8 weeks in Amalfi,Sorrento and Capri. The beauty of these places really defies desription and the food is amazing. My sister and her family live there so I will be going there often. As far as watches an old favorite of the members is based in Napoli.Philip Watch is very prevelent in shops around Napoli.
WATCH DADDY always said PHILIP - WAY MORE CRAZY EXPENSIVE IN EURO ZONE-

would hunt for PHILIP at WG FS--

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Don't bring any watches with you which will force you to buy some new pieces from Italy that most of us haven't seen.

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That should be a great trip. I know Orange is a big color in Italy. If your thinking of bringing some color.

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Not an Italian watch per se but my old boss said that my Aquanautic looks like "I should live in Italy, bold/colorful things like that play well over there".
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WATCH DADDY always said PHILIP - WAY MORE CRAZY EXPENSIVE IN EURO ZONE-

would hunt for PHILIP at WG FS--

enjoy the trip-
This is true Scotty but you never pay retail in Italy as the Italians love to haggle over price. As far as the VAT is concerned all you have to do is fill out a simple form and you get the VAT back when leave. Also you can find some Philips that we have never had a chance to get here in the states.
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Sounds like a great trip. Enjoy yourself and bring back lots of cool italian gifts for your watchgeek family.
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Lochman is my favorite real Italian brand..
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This is true Scotty but you never pay retail in Italy as the Italians love to haggle over price. As far as the VAT is concerned all you have to do is fill out a simple form and you get the VAT back when leave. Also you can find some Philips that we have never had a chance to get here in the states.
thx for the EURO ZONE intel John

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Here is another bit of Italian intel. The Italians hate paying taxes more then Americans. It is almost a national passtime to cheat the tax man.They will sell items and not pay the tax. The Italians had to create another police force called the Guardia di Financia. There sole purpose is to make sure shops are charging taxes on sales. They run around checking people to see if they have a receipt for purchases,if not there is a stiff fine for both the seller and purchaser. However there is not enough of them so it is still common practice for sales to take place under the table.
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Here is another bit of Italian intel. The Italians hate paying taxes more then Americans. It is almost a national passtime to cheat the tax man.They will sell items and not pay the tax. The Italians had to create another police force called the Guardia di Financia. There sole purpose is to make sure shops are charging taxes on sales. They run around checking people to see if they have a receipt for purchases,if not there is a stiff fine for both the seller and purchaser. However there is not enough of them so it is still common practice for sales to take place under the table.
A SEA OF TROUBLE by DONNA LEON Commisario Brunetti series-

police procedural IN THE LONG RUNNING SERIES about the tax man and fisherman on an island called PELLESTRINA off LIDO-- VENICE
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Italian watches – brands and traditions




Anonimo (Anonimo Firenze) – This name means “anonymous” in Italian.
http://www.anonimo.com/index.php?l=eng&a=0


“Anonimo” is meant to be a very inconspicuous brand.
Oftentimes you won’t even see the brand’s name on Anonimo watches.
When Frederico Massacesi purchased Italian facilities of Panerai
(the company was bought and moved to Switzerland)
he saw preservation of Florentine watchmaking tradition as his chief goal.
Anonimo style is often seen as drawing its inspiration from the military.


Bulgari – This well-known Italian company has been manufacturing watches since 1980.
Note, however, that the branch of the company that is responsible
for watch production is based in Switzerland.
http://us.bulgari.com/department.jsp...FcXc4Aod-jK3Ag

Carlo Ferrara – Another Italian brand, but keep in mind that the watches are actually
manufactured in Switzerland. The ingenuity of their design, of course, is clearly Italian.
http://watchluxus.com/brands/carlo-ferrara

Officina del tempo – “Officina del tempo” proudly indicates that their watches
are designed and made in Italy.
http://www.officinadeltempo.com/engofficina.html

Panerai (Officine Panerai) – This Florence-based company, founded in 1860,
is now a subsidiary of Richemont.
The product lines include Historic, Contemporary and Manifattura.
http://www.panerai.com/s_page.xpd?id...2&id_sezione=1

TB Buti – Owned by a watch collector Tommasso Buti,
this brand offers a wide variety of designs.
http://www.tbbuti.it/collezione.php

U-Boat – The original inspiration for Italo Fontano’s watch collection
came from a 1942 project to create navy time-pieces.
U-Boats are reliable, accurate and oversized.
http://www.uboatwatch.it/

Hope that helps......
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Italian watches – brands and traditions




Anonimo (Anonimo Firenze) – This name means “anonymous” in Italian.
http://www.anonimo.com/index.php?l=eng&a=0


“Anonimo” is meant to be a very inconspicuous brand.
Oftentimes you won’t even see the brand’s name on Anonimo watches.
When Frederico Massacesi purchased Italian facilities of Panerai
(the company was bought and moved to Switzerland)
he saw preservation of Florentine watchmaking tradition as his chief goal.
Anonimo style is often seen as drawing its inspiration from the military.


Bulgari – This well-known Italian company has been manufacturing watches since 1980.
Note, however, that the branch of the company that is responsible
for watch production is based in Switzerland.
http://us.bulgari.com/department.jsp...FcXc4Aod-jK3Ag

Carlo Ferrara – Another Italian brand, but keep in mind that the watches are actually
manufactured in Switzerland. The ingenuity of their design, of course, is clearly Italian.
http://watchluxus.com/brands/carlo-ferrara

Officina del tempo – “Officina del tempo” proudly indicates that their watches
are designed and made in Italy.
http://www.officinadeltempo.com/engofficina.html

Panerai (Officine Panerai) – This Florence-based company, founded in 1860,
is now a subsidiary of Richemont.
The product lines include Historic, Contemporary and Manifattura.
http://www.panerai.com/s_page.xpd?id...2&id_sezione=1

TB Buti – Owned by a watch collector Tommasso Buti,
this brand offers a wide variety of designs.
http://www.tbbuti.it/collezione.php

U-Boat – The original inspiration for Italo Fontano’s watch collection
came from a 1942 project to create navy time-pieces.
U-Boats are reliable, accurate and oversized.
http://www.uboatwatch.it/

Hope that helps......
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Kevin,

Thank you for your very kind thought.
I hope you have a wonderful vacation......
Always glad to help......
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