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 watchmaking (audio) , ˈwȯch-​ \ noun

Examples of watchmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several other federation sponsors — Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and Continental Tire — did not respond to requests for comment, and another, the watchmaker Tag Heuer, declined to comment. Kevin Draper, New York Times, "Pushed by Consumers, Some Sponsors Join Soccer’s Fight Over Equal Pay," 5 Aug. 2019 These departments, employing watchmakers, scientists, engineers and technology experts, focus on evolving the materials and power sources that mechanical watches rely on and the way they are manufactured. Michael Clerizo, WSJ, "The Future of Watches: 3-D Printed Cases and Robot Horologists," 31 July 2018 The Swiss luxury watchmaker Omega continues to reap the profits today. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "Technology and Mankind’s Shrinking Dominion," 19 July 2019 Panerai is an Italian luxury watchmaker founded in 1938. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Galleria mall announces three new tenants," 18 July 2019 YuMi’s robots also help make watches for Swiss watchmakers and box takeout dumplings in a Tokyo restaurant, said Per Vegard Nerseth, managing director of ABB’s robotics division. Natasha Khan, WSJ, "Your Next Robot Encounter: Dinner, Drinks and a Massage," 9 June 2018 Meanwhile, Fossil Group tumbled 11% after the watchmaker’s sales slid in the fourth quarter, weighed down in part by weakness in Europe. Jessica Menton, WSJ, "Dow Slips After Disappointing Retail Sales," 14 Feb. 2019 In the world of horology, the aficionados are generally men, but over the last couple of years watchmakers have been quietly courting a small yet devoted cohort: women. Cara Barrett, Town & Country, "The Newest Trend in Serious Watch Collecting? Women," 21 Sep. 2018 Major players in the city’s rebound include the two entrepreneurs behind the Shinola, Dan Gilbert, chairman of Quicken Loans Inc. and founder of development firm Bedrock, and Tom Kartsotis, founder of luxury watchmaker Shinola. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "Shinola Hotel Anchors New Detroit Development," 25 Dec. 2018

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1630, in the meaning defined above

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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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