How far will a wristwatch fanatic like me go to buy a watch? Try Oberammergau in the district of Garmisch Partenkirchen - Bavaria, Germany. I bought a Zeppelin 7656-5 LZ127 Automatic last week to add to my growing collection of automatic watches which now stands at 29 pieces. Another 39 pieces are Quartz (battery powered) or non-automatic / manual wind.
It was bought at a jewelry / watch dealer called Kügles Uhrwerk
I was also allowed to pin my home location on a big map hanging in the store as a testament to how far customers have traveled before wondering into his shop. Note the red arrow pointing to the pin I attached to San Jose, CA. - one of only 2 buyers from California and a whopping 5 total from the U.S. Note: 5888 miles between San Jose, CA and Oberammergau Bavaria Germany (13hrs & 20mins)