Professional Jeweler Archive: Watch Production Drops in Japan
Timepieces: Data & Statistics
Watch Production Drops in Japan
Domestic sales also fall
In Japan, where watch trends often begin, production and domestic sales fell, led by lower demand for digital watches among young consumers last year.
On the upside, consumers in Japan bought many more light-powered and other battery-free watches, perpetual calendar watches and radio-controlled watches.
Swiss watches were more popular, with exports to Japan rising 6.7% in value.
Time in Japan (in units)
|kk Color kk
|Total Watch Production
|Quartz Analog Production
|Quartz Digital Production
|Movements (All Types)
Source: Japan Clock & Watch Association, compiled by Citizen Watch Co.
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