By  on November 19, 2019

PARIS — Swiss watch exports inched up 1.5 percent in October, despite a steep drop in one of the industry’s most important markets, Hong Kong, according to figures from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.

Exports totaled 2.03 billion Swiss francs, or $2.05 billion, with a 29.7 percent decline in Hong Kong, where violent clashes between demonstrators and police have disrupted business and spooked tourists.

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