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

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The line from the Swiss watchmaker and jeweler also has lower prices and is meant to attract millennials. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "To Reach Millennials, High-End Jewelers Try New Products—and Approach," 19 June 2018 Danish watchmaker Skagen, a subsidiary of Fossil, announced a sequel to its minimalist Falster touchscreen smartwatch today at IFA 2018. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Skagen’s minimalist Falster smartwatch gets a sequel with fitness features," 29 Aug. 2018 The event was organized by Swiss watchmaker Frederique Constant, for whom Paltrow serves as global charity ambassador. Sarah Bray, Town & Country, "Gwyneth Paltrow and Frederique Constant Joined Forces to Raise Money for a Bronx Charter School," 8 May 2017 Apple’s soaring smartwatch sales have caught traditional watchmakers off guard. Ese Erheriene, WSJ, "Old-School Watchmakers Get Smart to Counter Apple," 17 Nov. 2018 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

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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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