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Free Watchmaker Training by Patek Philipe

Looks like the US is in dire need of new watchmakers. Six students were chosen out of 300 applicants to take part in the two-year free apprenticeship by PP in NY.

"At the moment, Patek Phillipe's New York-based repair center relies on just 19 watchmakers to handle roughly 10,000 watches each year"
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Old 13.10.2015, 23:41
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Re: Free Watchmaker Training by Patek Philipe

They have to repair 10,000 watches a year? In just one smallish town?

Patek Philippe must be rubbish.
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Re: Free Watchmaker Training by Patek Philipe

I think it's 10'000 watches per year, for the entire US. This list of official Patek Philippe service centers suggests the New York office is the only US repair place for PP watches.
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Re: Free Watchmaker Training by Patek Philipe

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They have to repair 10,000 watches a year? In just one smallish town?

Patek Philippe must be rubbish.


Their annual production is stated as being about 38,000 mechanical watches world-wide. I would suspect that a lot of their "repair" business is cleaning, lubrication and adjustment so numbers don't seem too high for a reasonable US share of their global business over a period of years. Actually looks somewhat low. Maybe a lot of PP owners don't use the company repair shop.
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