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    Vintage watch shopping in Geneva

    Iím having a couple of days in Geneva at the end of this week. I fancy a bit of browsing of unusual vintage watches. Does anyone have any recommendations for where to go?

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    Here would be a good start, Iím sure thereís more

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    There are two markets, one in the centre of Geneva and one in the Latin quarter of the city on a Sunday.

    You tend to find tons of Omega and Tissot watches (I kind of get the impression they were the accurist and rotary of the day for the Swiss) you can also find some interesting OllechWajs and some unusual stuff as well if you look around.

    Most of the vintage watch sellers seem to be Italian for some reason.

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    I presume the centre of Geneva market is PlainPalais. It's a large flea market with a few stalls that sell watches and watch related items. Saturday is the main day i believe - but also Wednesdays and first Sunday of the month.


    What is the Latin quarter market?

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    Thank you for the suggestions so far .. I would like more details on the markets to

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    I remember a shop called Ponti that was well stocked with some lovely new and vintage stuff
    Going back 3 or 4 years so google it maybe?
    It was pretty well near the main shopping streets just back off the quay.
    Top tip for sensibly priced lunch is to visit the top floors of some of the department stores- they all seem to have very good quality food at sensible prices but get there early- very popular with the locals!
    Lake steamer down to Evian and back is a nice 1/2 day out too...
    Last edited by GOAT; 4th February 2020 at 10:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOAT View Post
    Top tip for sensibly priced lunch is to visit the top floors of some of the department stores- they all seem to have very good quality food at sensible prices but get there early- very popular with the locals!
    Manor FTW

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    Plainpalais Saturday market is brilliant. I go there regularly. Lots of watches, watch books and parts. And you can haggle. Just up the road, past Carmen Hotel, is Migros supermarket with a great and relatively inexpensive restaurant. Lausanne also has a lively Saturday morning market.

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    Vintage watch shopping in Geneva

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    (only kidding, have a nice time)
    Last edited by BillyCasper; 4th February 2020 at 17:40.

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