Aaaah, but, it is nice to dream of European engineering and design.
Of course, if you look hard enough, you'll also discover some wonderful brands that bring European design to your wrist at affordable prices. While the manufacturing may be handled in Asia, the heart and soul of some of these brands is European.
ADNA. The watch I'm wearing right now came to me courtesy of a Belgian firm called ADNA. ADNA XXL watches combine diver-style practicality with innovative interchangeable straps and fun color combinations. The ADNA XXL collection was designed by one of the best watch design minds in Europe!
Insignum. Germany's Insignum brand also brings teutonic design sensibilities to your wrist at a reasonable price point. When the brand was first launched in the U.S. my friends at ZuluTimeZone.com sent me a really cool example to review.
Now, they are totally clearing the remaining Insignum watches out of their inventory. If you really want to save some serious money on an Insignum, visit them over at ZuluTimeZone right now while supplies last --