watch·​mak·​er | \ˈwäch-ˌmā-kər, ˈwȯch-\

Definition of watchmaker 

: one that makes or repairs watches or clocks

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watchmaking \ˈwäch-​ˌmā-​kiŋ, ˈwȯch-​ \ noun

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But in 2001, Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin introduced a watch with a silicon escapement (a mechanical device that controls the flow of energy). Michael Clerizo, WSJ, "The Future of Watches: 3-D Printed Cases and Robot Horologists," 31 July 2018 Apple, which sold an estimated 16 million watches last year, could match the total output of traditional Swiss watchmakers of 24 million units in 2018, CCS added. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Smartwatch Sales Are About to Take Off—Finally," 22 Feb. 2018 Two weeks ago, watchmaker Movado announced its plan to acquire the direct-to-consumer watch startup MVMT for up to $200 million, with $100 million coming upfront. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "The rise of giant consumer startups that said no to investor money," 29 Aug. 2018 The relationship really started to take off in the period following World War II, and since then, both direct and indirect partnerships and relationships between car makers and watchmakers have flourished. Jack Forster,, "See Petrol-Fueled Timepieces Inspired by Cars and Motorcycles," 27 June 2018 Both wearing all white, the pair played catch on yacht at an event sponsored by luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer. Mark Shanahan,, "Tom Brady, Bella Hadid play catch at the Grand Prix," 28 May 2018 Now that men are getting used to smaller, dressier watches again, watchmakers (Hublot among them) are cutting weight. Samuel Hine, GQ, "It’s Time to Get into Small Watches," 13 Apr. 2018 There's also Getat Watch, a Chinese web store run by a watchmaker that specializes in custom watches and parts inspired by Italian and German military timepieces. Jeremy Kirkland, Esquire, "China: The Best New Place to Buy a (Pretty Cheap) Watch," 20 July 2011 First developed in 1795 and patented in 1801 by Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, the tourbillon is a type of escapement. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Complex 3D Printed Watch Has 70 Moving Parts," 11 May 2018

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1630, in the meaning defined above

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

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