Watch Out

Forbes, Steve
February 2007
Forbes Asia;2/12/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p12
The author focuses on the market and labor demand for watches. He claims that the demand for watches is booming and that the industry is plagued with an acute shortage of watchmakers. As reported by the Watchmakers of Switzerland Training & Educational Program, he notes that there are about 25,000 open positions for qualified watchmakers in the U.S. and overseas, with only 5,000 people able to fill them. He believes becoming a certified watchmaker is no easy task as it involves a two-year intensive training program.


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