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Does Fossil put the same movement in their watches that they put in for Emporio Armani ? Is the $300 price difference only for slapping the name Emporio Armani on the watch ? Is the watch that Emporio Armani sells for $300 more than the Fossil brand of no better quality ?
 

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I'm not familiar with those watches however in general at those price points you would probably be talking either Chinese or Japanese mvmts. In watches costing 4x the price you can get similar mvmts like the SW200 for instance but you can have different grades or customization from brand to brand.

But it is possible it's the exact same mvmt but fancier case or packaging.
 

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Does Fossil put the same movement in their watches that they put in for Emporio Armani ? Is the $300 price difference only for slapping the name Emporio Armani on the watch ? Is the watch that Emporio Armani sells for $300 more than the Fossil brand of no better quality ?
There isn't really a good answer to this question, as posed. In low to middle manufacturers of consumer grade watches, the same manufacturer may source movements accross there product line from a number of different suppliers...Swiss, Japan, China. Without physically examining on an individual basis, there isn't an answer. Also consider that some high-end manufacturers use Swiss movements which are then modified for decoration or improvement of performance...main plate will bear the same caliber as the original movement, but may no longer be the "same" movement. Your query seems to be oriented toward obtaining proof that by applying a name, the maker is ripping off customers...same could be said for Citizen, then: on out of warrany watches, their customer service frequently offers a current model replacement at 1/2 price, as opposed to repairing a repairable timepiece...suppose they make money selling watches at 1/2 price and lose money on repairs?
 
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