Industry News, April 2017

April 1, 2017

Swiss Watch International Goes out of Business South Florida watch company Swiss Watch International, also known as The SWI Group, laid off its 129 employees and closed for business on January 23. SWI was mostly an online watch retailer that ran the websites WorldofWatches.com, eWatches.com, TheWatchery.com, and SmartBargains.com. The company also owned the watch brands […]

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A Message from Our AWCI President – Fred T. White, CMW21, April 2017

March 31, 2017

Take a few minutes each month to write to your board members. The midyear has come and gone. It is now time to get to work on the things your Board of Directors made motions to accomplish. If we do not follow up on these motions and put them into action, then we will be […]

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Welcome to Our Newest AWCI Members, Jan-Mar 2017

March 1, 2017
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Contributors to the ELM Trust, 2017

March 1, 2017
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In Memoriam, Jan-Mar 2017

March 1, 2017
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Congratulations to Our Members Who Recently Passed the CW21 Exam, Jan – Mar 2017

March 1, 2017
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A Message from Our AWCI President, Fred T. White, CMW21, March 2017

March 1, 2017

When a door closes, a window opens. Watchmakers and clockmakers are a solitary group for the most part. We spend a good amount of our day or night working by ourselves, with little interaction with other people. That six square inches that so much of our time is spent working in can become very lonely. […]

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Industry News, March 2017

March 1, 2017

Jewelry Store Robberies Lead to First Fatalities of 2017 Two separate robberies occurred in late January marking the first jewelry store robbery fatalities of 2017 reported by Jewelers Circular Keystone. The first occurred January 21 in Henderson, Nevada, at a location of Jared the Galleria of Jewelry. A man brandished a gun inside the store. […]

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Industry News, February 2017

February 1, 2017

LVMH Opens Watchmaking School in La Chaux-de-FondsThe luxury goods conglomerate, Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE or LVMH, has opened a new innovative watchmaking school housed within the TAG Heuer Manufacture. The program is an apprenticeship-based curriculum in partnership with the Institut des Métiers d’ Excellence (IME), an institute founded by LVMH in 2014 to preserve […]

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A Message from Our AWCI President, Fred T. White, CMW21, February 2017

February 1, 2017

 When I handed him the watch, the very first word out of his mouth was “Wow!”   Do you live for those “wow moments” when a customer picks up a repair job?    Charley dropped off his 982 Hamilton tank watch, which needed a dial refinish, a crystal, and a complete servicing. We agreed on a […]

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