Apple Watch Outsold the Entire Swiss Watch Industry in 2019 [Report]

Apple Watch Outsold the Entire Swiss Watch Industry in 2019 [Report]

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The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019 by a huge margin, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. Apple purportedly shipped 31 million units worldwide last year compared to just 21 million for all Switch watch brands combined.

"We estimate Apple Watch shipped 30.7 million units worldwide in 2019, growing a healthy 36 percent from 22.5 million in 2018", says Steven Waltzer, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics. "A blend of attractive design, user-friendly tech and sticky apps makes the Apple Watch wildly popular in North America, Western Europe and Asia."

Apple Watch Outsold the Entire Swiss Watch Industry in 2019 [Report]

Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “We estimate the entire Swiss watch industry together shipped 21.1 million units worldwide in 2019, falling 13 percent from 24.2 million in 2018. Analog wristwatches remain popular among older consumers, but younger buyers are tipping toward smartwatches and computerized wristwear.”

Steven Waltzer, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, suggests that time may be running out for Swiss brands to make an impact in smartwatches.

“Traditional Swiss watch makers, like Swatch and Tissot, are losing the smartwatch wars. Apple Watch is delivering a better product through deeper retail channels and appealing to younger consumers who increasingly want digital wristwear. The window for Swiss watch brands to make an impact in smartwatches is closing. Time may be running out for Swatch, Tissot, TAG Heuer, and others.”

You can read the full report at the link below...

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Apple Watch Outsold the Entire Swiss Watch Industry in 2019 [Report]

Arnold Ziffle - February 6, 2020 at 4:41am
This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever read. Of course you’re going to sell more $200 watches than $10000 watches.
lo - February 6, 2020 at 4:18pm
$200? What part of the world do you live in? There are Swiss made watches around Apple prices. Stupid!
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