watch·​mak·​er | \ ˈwäch-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce watchmaker (audio) , ˈwȯch- \

Definition of watchmaker

: one that makes or repairs watches or clocks

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watchmaking \ ˈwäch-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce watchmaker (audio) , ˈwȯch-​ \ noun

Examples of watchmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Boston Ballet version, young Clara’s favorite uncle, watchmaker and magician Drosselmeier, gives her a special Christmas present, a nutcracker, and then turns it into a Nutcracker Prince. Jeffrey Gantz,, 27 Nov. 2021 Partners Group Holding AG is in advanced talks to acquire a 25% stake in high-end watchmaker Breitling SA from CVC Capital Partners, according to people familiar with the matter. Aaron Kirchfeld,, 21 Oct. 2021 According to Patek Philippe, which produced the first modern wristwatch minute repeater in 1989, a single watchmaker can spend as many as 300 hours assembling one. Tim Barber, Wired, 18 Dec. 2021 For example, the Roger Smith piece, a pink gold Series 2 model, was one of five, and made by a watchmaker that produces only 15 watches per year. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2021 Carl Player is the great-great grandson of J.W. Player, the son of the founder of J. Player & Son and the watchmaker who created the timepiece. Daniel Miller Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2021 What the Olympic sponsors are saying, and not saying Global sponsors like Swiss watchmaker Omega deny their sponsorship is an endorsement of China’s policies. Adario Strange, Quartz, 9 Dec. 2021 Meanwhile, the red gold alternative is primarily meant to offer a more conventional setting for the tourbillion, according to the watchmaker. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 8 Dec. 2021 For those in the know, with an appreciation and knowledge of this exceptional watchmaker, this will be a must-have piece for a collection. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 2 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of watchmaker

1630, in the meaning defined above

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“Watchmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of watchmaker

: a person or company that makes or repairs watches or clocks

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