- Big Hands on the Little Hands. Collins, Glenn // New York Times Upfront;11/14/2005, Vol. 138 Issue 5, p24
Focuses on training programs for repairing mechanical watches introduced by the Swiss watch industry in the U.S. in 2005. Number of watchmaking jobs that are open in the U.S.; Impact of quartz and digital display technologies on the watchmaking profession; Type of attitude needed in a watchmaker.
- case studies. Hirshlag, Jennifer // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;Oct2005 Accessories Supplement, Vol. 190, p60
This article deals with the establishment of the Nicholas G. Hayek Watchmaking School in Secaucus, New Jersey in September 2005. The institution bearing the name of the entrepreneur behind the affordable plastic watch that changed the time-piece industry in the 1980s is focused on teaching a new...
- 'Value' and 'Style.' Shuster, William George // JCK;Mar2001, Vol. 172 Issue 3, p88
Provides an overview on preparations made by Japan's top watchmakers to compete in the 21st century's global watch markets. Factors influencing changes in the industry's international operations; Watchmakers' outsourcing of their labor-intensive operations to less expensive Asian countries,...
- Richemont's Net, Sales Plunge in 2002. Conti, Samantha // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;6/6/2003, Vol. 185 Issue 114, p2
Reports on the financial performance and operations of the Great Britain-based watch manufacturer, Compagnie Financiere Richemont AG in 2003. Decline in sales and revenue; Impact of the Iraq war and the SARS virus; Implications of global economic uncertainty and geopolitical instability for the...
- Time for Higher Education. Gomelsky, Victoria // JCK;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 142 Issue 7, p128
The article offers information on the three-hour watchmaking workshops for high-end watchmakers in the U.S. sponsored by the Foundation de la Haute Horlogerie to be held on October 1, 2011 to November 15, 2011 in the U.S.
- Where Have All the Watchmakers Gone? // JCK;Oct2000, Vol. 171 Issue 10, p156
Focuses on the decrease in trained timepiece technicians in the United States and the difficulty that watchmaking programs are having in finding students. Decline in the number of U.S. watchmakers from the 1950s to the 1990s; Move by the Swiss WOSTEP training center to launch a project to...
- WOSTEP Seeks Views on 800-Hour Program. // JCK;Feb2002, Vol. 173 Issue 2, p78
Reports that the Watchmakers of Switzerland Training & Education Program (WOSTEP) has requested for response of members of watch industry in Switzerland on its 800-hour training program for watch service professionals. Reason behind the (WOSTEP) decision to truncate its curriculum to 800 hours;...
- Lillian and Grand-pÃ¨re. Addy, Sharon Hart // Cricket;Nov2005, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p43
This article presents the short story "Lillian and Grand-pÃ¨re," by Sharon Hart Addy.
- Man of many faces: a wily wizard and his time machines. Kurzweil, Allen // Smithsonian;May85, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p93
The article profiles watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet. Breguet's career spanned the reigns of two Bourbon kings, the three governments of the First Republic and the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1762 at age 15, he migrated from his native Neuchï¿½tel, a tiny country which later became a...