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Why does this read SWISS MADE as opposed to SWITZERLAND? 875

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Why does this read SWISS MADE as opposed to SWITZERLAND?
« on: April 11, 2015, 12:06:31 AM »
Scored this rascal in a lot purchase from the bay.....just read the tang and it reads:
SWISS MADE

Does this indicate a certain time frame for this tang stamp?

Thanks in advance!



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Re: Why does this read SWISS MADE as opposed to SWITZERLAND?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 12:08:36 AM »
Victorinox changed to the "Swiss Made" tang stamp around 2006. This one is probably from 2010/2011 based on the size of the letters.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2015, 12:10:13 AM by jazzbass »
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Re: Why does this read SWISS MADE as opposed to SWITZERLAND?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015, 12:19:52 AM »
I'm probably wrong but I'm sure there was something about watches that to qualify for Swiss Made they had to 100% produced in Switzerland, the change to Switzerland happened because parts are made outside Switzerland. 


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