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Definitions for watchmaker
ˈwɒtʃˌmeɪ kərwatch·mak·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. watchmaker, horologist, horologernoun

    someone who makes or repairs watches


  1. watchmakernoun

    A person who repairs (and originally made) watches.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Watchmakernoun

    One whose trade is to make watches, or pocket-clocks.

    Etymology: watch and maker.

    Smithing comprehends all trades which use forge or file, from the anchorsmith to the watchmaker; they all using the same tools, though of several sizes. Joseph Moxon.


  1. watchmaker

    A watchmaker is a professional craftsperson who designs, manufactures, repairs, or restores watches. This role requires technical and intricate mechanical work, often using specialized tools and machinery. The watchmaker's craft is highly detailed and precise, often demanding a high level of concentration, skill, and patience.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Watchmakernoun

    one whose occupation is to make and repair watches


  1. Watchmaker

    A watchmaker is an artisan who makes and repairs watches. Since a majority of watches are now factory made, most modern watchmakers solely repair watches. However, originally they were master craftsmen who built watches, including all their parts, by hand. 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. Most practicing professional watchmakers service current or recent production watches. They seldom fabricate replacement parts. Instead they obtain and fit genuine factory spare parts applicable to the watch brand being serviced. The majority of modern watchmakers in the world, particularly in Switzerland and Europe, work directly for the Watchmaking Industry, and may have completed a formal watchmaking degree at a technical school. They also receive caliber-specific, in-house 'brand' training at the factory or service center where they are employed. However, some factory service centers have an approach that allows them to utilize 'non-watchmakers' who perform only one aspect of the repair process. These highly-skilled workers do not have a watchmaking degree or certificate, but are specifically trained 'in-house' as technicians to service only one or more components of the watch in a true 'assembly-line' fashion,. If genuine watchmakers are employed in such environments, their skill is usually relegated to only servicing the watch movement.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of watchmaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of watchmaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of watchmaker in a Sentence

  1. Bernard De Voto:

    Between the amateur and the professional...there is a difference not only in degree but in kind. The skillful man is, within the function of his skill, a different psychological organization...A tennis player or a watchmaker or an airplane pilot is an automatism but he is also criticism and wisdom.

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