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 The Swiss watchmaker celebrated its 1980 inception with a modern take on an age-old design. Lindzi Scharf, Los Angeles Times, "The absolute best luxury watches and jewelry," 4 Dec. 2020 Flying under the radar—if a company can do such a thing for 192 years—is H. Moser & Cie., founded by Swiss watchmaker Heinrich Moser in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1828. Daniel Bentley, Fortune, "A Q&A with the provocative mind behind watchmaker H. Moser," 21 Sep. 2020 The mother-daughter modeling duo posed in their garage wearing matching all black ensembles for what seems to be a joint campaign for luxury Swiss watchmaker Omega. Hanna Flanagan,, "Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber Turn Their Garage Into a Photo Shoot Set," 17 Sep. 2020 The watchmaker’s pivot is an example of how luxury good makers are retooling themselves to suit Chinese tastes., "Smaller Watches Show China’s Growing Hold on Luxury Industry," 11 Sep. 2020 According to his autobiography, his father was a watchmaker, his mother a homemaker, and young Reiner wanted to be an actor. Todd Leopold And Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Carl Reiner, longtime comedy legend, dies at 98," 1 July 2020 Carl Reiner was born in the Bronx on March 20, 1922, to Irving Reiner, a watchmaker, and Bessie (Mathias) Reiner. Peter Keepnews,, "Carl Reiner, multifaceted master of comedy, is dead at 98," 30 June 2020 Carl Reiner was born in 1922, in New York City's borough of the Bronx, one of two sons of Jewish immigrants: Irving Reiner, a watchmaker, and his wife, Bessie. CBS News, "Carl Reiner, driving force in American comedy, dies at 98," 30 June 2020 Two pieces from independent watchmaker F.P. Journe set records for the brand at auction including this Toubillon Souverain for $1.57 million. Daniel Bentley, Fortune, "Not even a pandemic can slow down vintage Patek Philippe prices," 29 June 2020

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First Known Use of watchmaker

1630, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of watchmaker was in 1630

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8 Dec 2020

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“Watchmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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