Fresh data on sales of Swiss watches from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry is keeping...

|By:, SA News Editor

Fresh data on sales of Swiss watches from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry is keeping retail analysts busy. A sharp 18% drop in February sales for the sub-$200 category isn't great for either Fossil (FOSL -1%) or Swatch (SWGAY.PK) but pricing strength in the +$300 category bodes well for Tiffany (TIF -1.6%). The overall trend is slightly positive with strong European sales to tourists and strength in the U.S. helping to offset a slip in China.