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Hamilton
Distributed by: The Swatch Group (U.S.) Inc.
Spare Parts Distribution Policy: Semi-Restrictive
Distribution Policy Notes: Reasonable tool and training prerequisites to opening a spare parts account
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Survey Responses
Date: 5/15/2014

Do you supply parts to Watchmakers?
Yes

Do you have any prerequisites to obtaining a spare parts account?
Yes
Education:
Staff Experience and training of the technical team is very important to provide quality service to our clients. Therefore, the candidate(s) must have training from a formalized school or a recognized certification program, such as the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute(AWCI).
Certification:

Workshop set-up / location:
Workshop Premises There must be proper and adequate space allocation for the watchmaker and equipment. A separate area for polishing and cleaning equipment is required, as well as a general upkeep, organization and cleanliness of the overall facility.
Equipment / Tools:
Technical Equipment General and Specific required equipment that must be present include: Movement Cleaning Machine Vacuum and air pressure water-resistance tester Measuring device for quartz movements Measuring device for rate and amplitude of mechanical movements Microscope Final test rotation units(cyclomats) Demagnetizer Staking tool Case opener Crystal and case back press Printer for timing and water-resistance results Mainspring winder Jewel Press Movement holders with jewel supports Additional brand tools and equipment may be required to purchase specific watch components.
Does the watchmaker have to work in a retail establishment which sells your watches?
No

Do you supply parts to material houses?
No

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The information reported here was obtained by a telephone survey and represents the responses given by an employee of the brand or its US distributor. The information is provided to help watchmakers and consumers make educated decisions about their watch purchases. If you believe any of the information reported here is inaccurate please contact AWCI at info@awci.com.

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