Watchmaker

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A watchmaker is an artisan who makes and repairs watches.wikipedia
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Clockmaker

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The term clockmaker refers to an equivalent occupation specializing in clocks.
Clockmakers generally do not work on watches; the skills and tools required are different enough that watchmaking is a separate field, handled by another specialist, the watchmaker.

Artisan

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A watchmaker is an artisan who makes and repairs watches.
An artisan (from artisan, artigiano) is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative, for example furniture, decorative arts, sculptures, clothing, jewellery, food items, household items and tools or even mechanisms such as the handmade clockwork movement of a watchmaker.

Rolex

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One major Swiss watch brand – Rolex – now pre-qualifies independent watchmakers before they provide them with spare parts.
Rolex SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaker.

Omega SA

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The Omega brand has the same approach.
Omega SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute

This qualification may include, but is not limited to, holding a modern training certificate from one of several reputable schools; having a workshop environment that meets Rolex's standards for cleanliness; using modern equipment; and being a member of the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute.
Continuing education and certification in certain areas of watchmaking and clock making are offered by AWCI.

Sylar

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In the NBC television series Heroes, the villain Sylar is a watchmaker by trade.
Sylar was raised as the son of a watchmaker, but was indoctrinated by his mother's repeated assertions to believe that he was special and deserved more in life.

Ferdinand Berthoud

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Ferdinand Berthoud, born on March 18, 1727 in Plancemont-sur-Couvet (Principality of Neuchâtel), died in Groslay (Val d'Oise) on June 20, 1807, and was a scientist and watchmaker.

Clock

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The term clockmaker refers to an equivalent occupation specializing in clocks.
Watchmaker

Perlée

Perlée or pearl pattern
It is mostly used in the automotive and watchmaking industries as an indicator of expensive craftsmanship, particularly if applied by hand rather than machine.

Thomas Tompion

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As England's most prominent watchmaker, Tompion's workshop built about 5,500 watches and 650 clocks during his career.

History of timekeeping devices

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History of timekeeping devices
In 1904, Alberto Santos-Dumont, an early aviator, asked his friend, a French watchmaker called Louis Cartier, to design a watch that could be useful during his flights.

Marine chronometer

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Watchmaker

Alt.horology

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Those posting to it range from novices to collectors to professional watchmakers and clockmakers.

Watch

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A watchmaker is an artisan who makes and repairs watches.

Master craftsman

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However, originally they were master craftsmen who built watches, including all their parts, by hand.

Machining

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Modern watchmakers, when required to repair older watches, for which replacement parts may not be available, must have fabrication skills, and can typically manufacture replacements for many of the parts found in a watch.

Switzerland

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The majority of modern watchmakers, particularly in Switzerland and other countries in Europe, work directly for the watchmaking industry, and may have completed a formal watchmaking degree at a technical school.

Europe

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The majority of modern watchmakers, particularly in Switzerland and other countries in Europe, work directly for the watchmaking industry, and may have completed a formal watchmaking degree at a technical school.

Technical school

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The majority of modern watchmakers, particularly in Switzerland and other countries in Europe, work directly for the watchmaking industry, and may have completed a formal watchmaking degree at a technical school.

Technician

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These highly skilled workers do not have a watchmaking degree or certificate, but are specifically trained 'in-house' as technicians to service a small number of components of the watch in a true 'assembly-line' fashion, (e.g., one type of worker will dismantle the watch movement from the case, another will polish the case and bracelet, another will install the dial and hands, etc.).

Apprenticeship

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Historically, in England, watchmakers would have to undergo a seven-year apprenticeship and then join a guild, such as the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in London, before selling their first watch.

Guild

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Historically, in England, watchmakers would have to undergo a seven-year apprenticeship and then join a guild, such as the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in London, before selling their first watch.

Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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Historically, in England, watchmakers would have to undergo a seven-year apprenticeship and then join a guild, such as the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in London, before selling their first watch.

British Horological Institute

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In modern times, watchmakers undergo training courses such as the ones offered by the BHI, or one of the many other schools around the world following the WOSTEP style curriculum.