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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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 The Design District has a very unique location for fine watchmakers and high jewelry. Jonathan Evans, Esquire, "Miami Might Be the High-End Watch Hub America's Been Waiting For," 28 Feb. 2018 That same day, a watch made specifically for this auction by A. Lange & Söhn, a watchmaker that creates complicated pieces in small numbers, would sell for approximately $858,216—setting the record for the priciest A. Lange watch ever. Cam Wolf, GQ, "Here's why the vintage watch market is booming.," 26 May 2018 Over time, watchmakers in the 1700s noted that gravity was swinging their wristwatches out of sync. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Complex 3D Printed Watch Has 70 Moving Parts," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of watchmaker

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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