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This was created to take care of those watch names you see but aren't sure how to pronounce them. By clicking on the word "WATCHSOUNDS" below, you'll go to a chart where some of those names can actually be heard! Sadly it is a very incomplete list so I will try and add names that are missing.
Some names are not going to appear since they will be pronounced the same in English as they would in most other languages. Examples include, but are not limited to, Rolex, Hamilton, Eterna, Kobold. Other names, like Bvlgari or Xemex, are a bit more perplexing. This Sticky, I think, will help.

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And some that aren't on the above chart. The names are broken up into syllables. Those syllables in UPPER CASE letters are stressed more than the syllables in lower case letters.

Alpina............................(oll-PEE-nuh)
Anonimo........................(ah-nuh-NYE-moh)
Audemars-Piguet............(oh-di-MAR PEE-gay)
Breguet..........................(breh-GAY)
Breitling.........................(BRITE-ling)
Bvlgari...........................(buhl-guh-REE)
Blalncpain.......................(blonk-PAHN)
Baume & Mercier............(bom-uh ay mayr-SEE-yay)
Cartier...........................(CAR-tee-yay)
Chanel...........................(shuh-NELL)
Chopard.........................(show-PAR)
Corum...........................(core-OOM)
Carl Bucherer.................(KARL BOO-shir-air)
DeBethune ....................(DAY-bi-TOON)
EBEL.............................(ay-BELL)
Eberhard.......................(ay-ber-hard)
Epos.............................(ay-pos)
Ernst Benz ....................(airnst bents)
Favre-Leuba..................(FAHV-reh / lee-OO-buh)
Frederique Constant.......(fredder-EEK kohn-STONN)
Girard-Perregaux............(gee-RAHR PAYR-ih-go)
Hermes.........................(air-MEYZ)
Hublot...........................(you-BLO)
Jacques Etoile................(zhok ay-TWAH)
Jaeger-LeCoultre............(zhay-ZHAIR lih-KOOL-tre)
Jean Richard .................(zhohn-ree-SHAR)
Jorg Schauer.................(yorg-shower)
Martin Braun .................(marteen brown)
Maurice Lacroix..............(maw-REES la-KWA)
A. Lange & Söhne...........(AY LON-guh oond SONE)
Longines........................(lonn-ZHEEN)
Mido..............................(MEE-dah)
Omega..........................(aw-MEE-gah)
Panerai..........................(panner_RY)
Parmigiani .....................(par-mih-zhih-AH-nee)
Patek Philippe.................(pah-TEK fih-LEEP)
Piaget............................(PEE-uh-zhay)
Pierre Kunz.....................(PEE-air KOONZ)
RADO............................(rah-doh)
Rainer Brand .................(RY-ner brant)
Roger Dubuis..................(ro-ZHAY doo-BWEE)
Seiko.............................(SAY-koh)
Sellita............................(sell-EE-ta)
Stowa............................(shto-vuh)
TAG Heuer ....................(togg-HOY-er
Ulysse Nardin.................(you-LEES nahr-DINN)
Xemex...........................(zemex)
 
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Okay, let's keep the silliness in the regular threads. I'd like this to be a serious and purely educational sticky.
 

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Thank you! Correction made.
 

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Actually, more like air-MAYZ, which is how they pronounce it in Geneva and Paris shops. The difference is slight, admittedly, and depending on dialects you could get either one.
 

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Correction:
MIDO is pronounced MEE-dah; word comes from spanish meaning to measure. In the video on the Mido website, the voice over pronounces it MEE-dah.
 

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Another correction:
I always thought it was cohr-OOM, too, and have heard it pronounced that way in Zurich.

But I just listened to a YT video that featured one of the top Corum guys and he pronounced it CORE-um, maybe CORE-oom.
 

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Correction:
MIDO is pronounced MEE-dah; word comes from spanish meaning to measure. In the video on the Mido website, the voice over pronounces it MEE-dah.
So noted and corrected.

Another correction:
I always thought it was cohr-OOM, too, and have heard it pronounced that way in Zurich....
I think I'll trust the Swiss on that one! :001_tt2:
 

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Pour la Francais et la Hermes = air-may ca Anglais. Consonants are NOT pronounced unless preceding a word beginning with a vowel. Just sayin'
 

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I pronounce it the same way as I've heard it on a couple YouTube vids.
I'd say the first O very hard (like the city of Dover.)
The second, like the shortening of the word "professor", which would be prof. Heavy accent on the first syllable.
(PLOE - proff)

Anyone? How does YOUR Omega AD pronounce it?
 

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That's pretty much what I've been doing, but figured I'd ask.

What does it mean? Is it an abbreviation for something else? (I assume so)
 

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(Now I'm really wishing I'd paid more attention in French class!0

I've always pronounced it:
FAHV-rih (with the second syllable barely audible) LEW-buh
 

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It is FAHV-reh, with the second syllable sort of an afterthought. As a matter of fact, if you were to merely say FAHV Leuba you would be closest to the common pronunciation. The way Brett Favre pronounces his name is a total Americanization, peculiar to him and his family.
 

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I'll go along with that! Thanks. (Gimme a break....I'm a Frankish Celt!) :laugh:
 
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