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Trends, timepiece design
Advertising and promotion
Auctions
Certification and testing
Clocks
Consumer products
Distribution
Education
Estate and antique pieces
Exhibits
Pocket watches
Repair
Selling
Styles
Suppliers
Terminology
Trends, timepiece design
Trends, timepiece market
Watchmaking, as profession

Trends, timepiece design

diamond accents


6/04: Luxurious Investments

Advertising and promotion

by retailers


4/99: Promote the Time Change


9/98: Travel Through Time


9/98: Turn 'Falling Back' Into a Timely Traffic-Builder


6/98: Strong References


5/98: Merry Month of May


3/98: Sell Your Watchmaker, Pt. 2: Building Relationships


2/98: Sell Your Watchmaker, Pt. 1: Image and Service

by suppliers


1/03: Jewelry and Watch Ad Trends in 2002


2/00: Watch Ad Spending Up


5/99: Cartier on TV and at the Bookstore


12/98: New Ads, New Opportunities


11/98: Good Visuals Help Reach Sales Goals


11/98: Time for Good


9/98: Newsletters Expand


9/98: Prepare for Spring Promotions Now


5/98: Back on TV, Bulova Time Again


2/98: Blanc Checks for Armitron


2/98: Seiko in Vogue

Auctions

4/04: Signing the Time

1/04: Commemorative Breitling Pocket Watch Takes Flight

3/01: Rare Collection Set for Auction

3/00: Pocket Watch sells for $11 million

7/98: Daniels Watch Draws High Bids

6/98: Collectors' Collective

4/98: Two to Watch

Certification and testing

12/04: Fleurier Quality Certification Ready to Test

1/01: Chromometer Tests

Clocks

12/03: Wrist-Free Offers

1/03: Off the Wrist

11/01: Clocks on Parade

11/01: Saving Public Clocks

3/00: Timely Fact: Pendulum Clocks

1/00: Timely Fact: The Grandfather Clock

8/99: Regaining the Clock Niche

Consumer products

4/03: Microsoft to Develop Watches

12/01: Extras for Collectors

Distribution

8/01: Got a Match?

1/99: Distribution and Service Guide

9/98: AWA Objects to Gray-Market Proposal

9/98: Mexican Tariffs are Gone

8/98: Strap Rules Adjusted

Education

4/04: Rolex Grants $1 Miller to Watchmaking School

1/04: Inside Jaeger-LeCoultre's Master Class

10/03: Watch These Grads

5/03: Making the Grade

1/03: AWI Offers Clock Repair Home Study

1/03: Timepiece History Uncovered

12/02: Manufacturers Fund Watchmaking School

9/01: AWI Announces New Courses

2/01: Watchmakers Needed

11/00: Watchmaker Education and You

10/00: Rolex Funds Watchmaking School

8/00: Make Your Own Time

4/00: Watch Time Change

1/00: Training for the New Century

9/99: AWI to Start WOSTEP

3/99: AWI Acedemy Applications

3/99: Training for Tomorrow

10/98: AWI to Host WOSTEP Tests

9/98: 25,000 Watchmakers Needed by 2003

8/98: AWI Plans Classes

8/98: Learning From Your Computer

Estate and antique pieces

8/01: Enameling Explained

3/01: Rare Collection Set for Auction

8/00: World's Fair Watch

4/99: Watches for the Wrist

2/99: Second Time Around

7/98: Pocket Shot

5/98: Pockets for Profit

2/98: Big Time Restoration

Exhibits

9/01: Complicated Art on Display

3/01: Atomic Clock Joins 'On Time'

10/99: 'On Time' Exhibit to Begin in November

2/99: News Minute: Timex

1/99: Right "On Time"

Pocket watches

1/04: Commemorative Breitling Pocket Watch Takes Flight

2/02: In the Pocket

3/00: Pocket Watch sells for $11 million

7/98: Pocket Shot

Repair

battery replacement


4/05: AWA Fights Mercury Battery Laws


8/04: New Multi-Drain Watch Batteries from Energizer


6/00: Add Value to Battery Replacements


3/00: Replacing a Quartz Watch Battery


2/00: Expert Battery Replacement


5/99: Using the AWI Battery Book


4/99: Selecting New Batteries


1/99: Tool Chest


10/98: AWI Updates Battery Guide


5/98: Replacing the Quartz Watch Battery


5/98: Watch Battery Storage


4/98: Battery Basics


3/98: Open and Shut: Expert Battery Changes, Pt. 2


2/98: Open and Shut: Expert Battery Changes

bracelet repair


11/02: Shortening a Double Rope Watch Bracelet


4/00: Linking the Bracelet


3/99: Repairing Expansion Bands, Pt. 2


2/99: Sizing a Link Bracelet


12/98: Repairing and Sizing Expansion Bands


11/98: Linking the Bracelet


10/98: Sizing the Bracelet: The Foldover Clasp


9/98: Sizing the Bracelet: The Leather Band


8/98: Sizing the Bracelet: Mesh with Me


7/98: Attaching the Bracelet

general repair


11/01: Realistic Holiday Repairs


10/01: Rough Cuts [cartoon series]


8/01: Profitable Repairs: When to Seek Help


7/01: Profitable Watch Repair: Charging for Estimates


6/01: Profitable Watch Repair: Choose Wisely


5/01: Profitable Watch Repair


2/01: Taking in a Mechanical Watch


11/00: Install Profits into Repair Department


8/00: Replacing Gaskets


7/00: Removing the Stem


6/00: Make Friends with Repairs


5/00: Time Stands Still


1/00: Plastic Gears Grate Jeweler


12/99: The Date of Delivery (Watch Repair, Pt. 4)


11/99: Pricing the Repair (Watch Repair, Pt. 3)


10/99: Basic Take-in Procedures (Watch Repair, Pt. 2)


9/99: Basic Take-in Procedures (Watch Repair, Pt. 1)


7/99: Summary Estimate Tips


5/99: Taking in a Watch for Repair


6/98: Looking for Trouble


6/98: Strong References

movement


1/01: Repairing Mechanical Watches, Part 1


9/00: The Quartz Movement

certified watchmakers


10/03: Watch These Grads


6/01: Watchmaker Earnings


4/01: Need a Watchmaker? (Part 6)


3/01: Need a Watchmaker? (Part 5)


2/01: Need a Watchmaker? (Part 4)


1/01: Need a Watchmaker? (Part 3)


12/00: Need a Watchmaker? (Part 2)


11/00: Need a Watchmaker? (Part 1)

water-resistant watches


8/99: Water Resistance Tests: Why and How


7/99: The Need for Water Resistance Repair


6/99: Explaining Water Resistance

Selling

customer relations


1/05: She's Not All Bling


8/04: When Marketing Meets Reality


7/03: Comparing Watch Brands & Prices


2/03: The Newbies


7/02: Walk a Mile in Your Customers' Shoes


12/01: Power to Persuade


8/00: Counter-Surfing the Web


7/00: Turn Repair Customers into Regular Customers


3/00: Building Customer Relationships


2/00: Avoid Return Pitfalls


1/00: But I Just Got This Watch!


10/99: Updating the Customer


7/99: Selling Comfort and Joy


7/99: Watch Question is No Shock


11/98: The Watch Maven


10/98: Selling to the First-Time Buyer


9/98: Create a Watch Wardrobe


7/98: Clear Answers to Showcase Questions


6/98: Size Up the Customer, Size the Watch


4/98: Gift-Giving Guidance

displays


2/05: Bigger Display = Better Sales

holiday and seasonal selling


12/04: Are You Ready for Shoppers?


2/02: In the Pocket


10/00: Marketing and Merchandising for the Big Season


9/00: Time for the Fall Checkup


9/99: Spring Training – For the Fall


12/98: Watch Those Holidays


5/98: Merry Month of May


4/98: Gift-Giving Guidance

profitability


5/04: Preparing for Change


12/03: Track Watch Sales by Region, Brand, Category


10/02: Making Choices with New Timepieces


4/02: Assess Store Performance and Assure Strong Decisions (Five P's, Part 5)


4/02: Time to Evaluate


3/02: Presentation is a Sales Message (Five P's, Part 4)


11/01: Practice Makes Perfect (Five P's, Part 3)


10/01: Claiming Your Store's Position (Five P's, Part 2)


9/01: Passion on the Road to Successful Sales (Five P's, Part 1)


5/01: Attracting a Crowd


5/01: Watches with a Difference


4/01: Developing a Successful Watch Event


3/01: Search for a New Brand


2/01: Analyze 2000 Before Buying


10/00: The Professional Watchmaker


9/00: Making a Name in Time


8/00: Counter-Surfing the Web


5/00: Spring Cleaning: Assess Sales with Your Rep


4/00: Spring Cleaning


11/99: Add-On Sales Not Small Time


4/99: Fight Discounters with Value and Service


1/99: First Watch Sale: A Blueprint


5/98: Pockets for Profit


3/98: Watching Watch Sales Grow

self quiz


12/03: Timepiece Quick Quiz

watch types and features


11/03: Selling the New Bold Designs


3/03: Specialized Functions


11/02: Dial Deluxe: Beyond Standard (Timepiece Styles. Pt. 5)


1/02: Faces with Features (Timepiece Styles, Pt. 3)


11/01: Four Basic Watch Shapes (Timepiece Styles, Pt. 2)


9/01: Four Basic Wristwatch Styles (Timepiece Styles, Pt. 1)


12/00: What's Your Question? (Part 2)


11/00: What's Your Question? (Part 1)


12/99: Make 'Swiss' Clear to Customers


8/99: What Does That Button Do? (Watch Features, Pt. 4)


6/99: Explaining Water Resistance


6/99: Strap or Bracelet? (Watch Features, Pt. 3)


5/99: Sapphire Watch Crystals (Watch Features, Pt. 2)


2/99: The Screwdown Crown (Watch Features, Pt. 1)


8/98: Automatic or Quartz?


5/98: 10 Uses for the Chronograph


5/98: Pockets for Profit

Styles

11/02: Dial Deluxe: Beyond Standard (Timepiece Styles. Pt. 5)

5/02: Bracelets and Straps (Timepiece Styles, Pt. 4)

1/02: Faces with Features (Timepiece Styles, Pt. 3)

11/01: Four Basic Watch Shapes (Timepiece Styles, Pt. 2)

9/01: Four Basic Wristwatch Styles (Timepiece Styles, Pt. 1)

Suppliers

2/04: Vaucher Expands Movement Facility

1/04: Landing the Brand You Want

Terminology

9/00: Timepiece Glossary, Part 4

8/00: Timepiece Glossary, Part 3

7/00: Timepiece Glossary, Part 2

6/00: Timepiece Glossary, Part 1

10/99: Know Time

10/99: Selling Terms (Pt. 6)

9/99: Selling Terms (Pt. 5)

8/99: Selling Terms (Pt. 4)

7/99: Selling Terms (Pt. 3)

6/99: Selling Terms (Pt. 2)

5/99: Selling Terms (Pt. 1)

Trends, timepiece design

alternative materials


11/04: Mixed Media


10/03: Watch These Grads


11/02: Tough Times


4/01: Ti One On


6/00: Swiss Trends


10/99: Boccia Adds Titanium Mesh


10/99: Titanium-Mania Hits Wrists


6/99: Platinum Finds its Time


5/99: A Jewelry Watch Category is Born


5/99: Steel Companions


12/98: Made for Time


11/98: What's With Titanium?


9/98: Platinum Time

cases, unique shapes


9/03: New Ways to View Time


7/03: Shaping the High End

color trends


10/04: Falling for Color

diamond accents


6/03: Luxury for 2003


5/03: Sparkling Faces


3/01: Swiss Brilliants

dress models


7/03: Dress & Dive


3/01: Swiss Brilliants


8/99: Fine Time


5/98: Dress Up Time

functions and complications


5/04: Time Plus


7/03: Dress & Dive


5/03: Muscular Attraction


2/03: U.S. Watchmaker Develops 'Eternal' Power


7/02: Dials with Subs


7/01: High Mech Returns


9/00: Chronographic Fever


7/00: Selling Time Tech


5/00: Ten Days in Switzerland


12/99: Statements in Time


7/99: Functions Add Value and Action


7/99: Technology Gives Consumers the Edge


7/98: More Than Time

gold models


9/04: Red, White and Yellow


2/03: Golden Spring


10/01: Time is Precious


8/01: Bright and Precious


10/00: Golden Again


10/99: Karat Time

large sizes


8/04: Living Large in Las Vegas


5/03: Muscular Attraction


6/02: Bold Appeal

ladies' models


6/04: Jewelry Time


2/04: For the Ladies


6/03: Basel for Women


2/02: Guts & Glitter


6/01: Ladies First


8/00: Ladies' Season


11/99: Ladies' Choice


2/99: Women's Movements


7/98: New Time

limited editions


7/00: Specialties for the Showcase

military styling


3/99: Showcase Action

moonphase models


1/00: Facing the Moon

mutiple time zone models


1/99: New Year's Time

new models, general


12/04: Winter Arrivals


7/04: Innovations in Geneva


6/04: Tech Choices Are Tops at Basel


4/04: Spring Debuts: Color & Function


4/04: Swing into Spring


3/04: Winter Models


1/04: Early Starts


9/03: Classically Trained


6/03: Time at Basel: It's Automatic


4/03: Early Debuts


12/02: Looking Ahead


9/02: Variety Show


7/02: Luxury in the House


6/02: Basel: Elegance and Sparkle


5/02: Spring Leaning


4/02: Glitter and Gears


4/02: Personality Plus


1/02: New Year Brands


8/01: Watches 2001: A Guide to New Styles in Time


7/01: Timely Updates


5/01: Design & Function


4/01: New Style


3/01: With Spring in Mind


2/01: Hearts Ticking


1/01: New Year, New Models


12/00: Gifts, Gold and Glitter


11/00: Variety Pack


8/00: Brand Bonus


6/00: Bold Statements


4/00: Time Eclectic


3/00: Starring in Switzerland


2/00: Spring Ahead


9/99: Just in Time


7/99: Intro Time


7/99: Top Time Trends


6/99: Time for All


4/99: Spring Design


4/99: Time Trends


3/99: Early Winners


10/98: Autumn Time


8/98: Not Standard Time


6/98: Summer Time


4/98: Debut Time


3/98: Spring Time

platinum models


8/04: Platinum Splendor


8/03: Platinum Plus


8/02: Premier Platinum


6/01: Platinum Plus

radio-controlled models


9/99: The Beat Goes On

silver models


10/02: Silver & Steel

smaller brands


11/03: Timely Names

sport models


7/04: Sport & Dress


5/03: Muscular Attraction


9/01: Good Sports


2/98: Sure Cures

steel models


10/02: Silver & Steel

titanium and tantalum models


8/03: Platinum Plus

visible movements


7/01: High Mech Returns


5/01: Eye Catchers

Trends, timepiece market

consumer brand recognition


8/98: Watch Out for Jewelry


3/98: Top Brands?


2/98: Where Consumers Get Their Information

luxury watches


7/98: This Year: Luxury Movement

retail sales


4/01: Watch Sales Grow for Midsize Jewelers


1/00: Watch Sales & Profits Rise


5/99: Watch Sales Rise


3/99: How Watch Sales Compare


1/99: Watch Sales Rise at Both Ends of Retail Spectrum


3/98: Designers Lead the Way in Watch Sales

sport watches


2/99: On the Cyclist's Wrist: Sporty Function


8/98: Time Outside

U.S. imports/exports


11/03: Swiss Exports to U.S. Rise, but Drop Globally


11/01: U.S. Buys Fewer Swiss Timepieces


9/01: Watch Imports Flat in 2000


6/01: Swiss Exports to U.S. Slow


4/01: U.S. Buyers Lead Swiss Sales


12/00: Digitals Lead Watch Imports


10/00: Marking Time


3/00: U.S. Remains Top Market for Swiss Watch Exports


12/99: U.S. Watch Exports Fall in 1998


11/99: Quartz Analogs Lead Overall Watch Imports


9/99: Swiss Sales to U.S. Grow


4/99: Swiss Watch Exports to U.S. Rise


12/98: Steel Crushes Precious Metal Watch Imports to U.S.


11/98: Watch Imports on the Rise


10/98: U.S. is Now (Officially) Top Swiss Watch Market


6/98: Movement Imports Move on Up


3/98: Spotlight on Japanese Watch Imports


2/98: Watch Imports

world production


5/04: Swiss Exports Drop in 2003


10/01: Virgin Islands Manufacturing Steadies


7/01: French Watches by the Numbers


4/01: U.S. Buyers Lead Swiss Sales


11/00: Steel Drives Swiss Exports


5/00: Swiss Exports Set Record in 1999


5/00: Watch Production Drops in Japan


7/99: Who Buys Japanese Watch Imports?


4/99: Swiss Watch Exports to U.S. Rise


10/98: U.S. is Now (Officially) Top Swiss Watch Market


8/98: French Watch Industry: Diversity in Action


7/98: World Watch Production Rises 17%


5/98: Swiss Watch Exports


4/98: Report on Swiss Watch Exports


4/98: Who Sells the Most Swiss Watches?


3/98: Spotlight on Japanese Watch Imports

Watchmaking, as profession

5/04: Watchmaker Steven Phillips Dies

8/01: Watchmaker Demographics

5/01: Watchmaking Salaries Rise

2/01: Watchmakers Needed

10/00: The Professional Watchmaker

9/98: 25,000 Watchmakers Needed by 2003

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