How to make Breitling watches but how to repair them

December 20 [Fri], 2013, 11:34
The purpose of the three watchmaking schools in Japan is not to teach students how to make Breitling watches but how to repair them. Even though skilled Breitling watchmakers are always in demand, the economic situation in Japan is such that they have difficulties finding positions for their graduates.

In 2007, Japan imported around breitling Super Avenger replica watches from Switzerland for a value of approximately CHF 1. 207 billion. This is 4. 7% less than in 2006. Even though this downward trend in Swiss watch imports has accelerated in Japan, it remains the third most important market after the USA and Hong Kong for the Swiss watch industry. With the exception of complication watches, most subsidiaries and importers try to repair Breitling watches inside Japan so as to reduce time and the cost of servicing and repairs. In order to meet demand, training watchmakers is a serious matter in Japan.

There are three watchmaking schools in Japan. However, their purpose is not actually to teach students how to make watches but how to repair them. This article will look at the two major schools in Tokyo: the replica breitling Transocean.

Hiko Mizuno Watchmaking School is part of Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College, founded in 1966. In 1994, the Breitling Watch Importers Association asked the college to set up a watch repair course, given the shortage of watchmakers who knew how to repair Swiss mechanical watches. In those days, while the quantity of watches imported from Switzerland had increased, it was hard to find young Breitling watchmakers with sufficient skills to repair mechanical watches. Of course, the development of quartz had an impact. In 1996, replica breitling bentley flying b launched the Hiko Mizuno Watchmaking School. Three years later the school launched a WOSTEP course, making it the first WOSTEP partner-school in Asia.

Today, Breitling Watchmaking School employs 25 teachers and runs three courses: a two-year course (80 students), a three-year master course (60 students) and a three-year WOSTEP course (70 students). The average age of students is 26 and 80% of students are men. Furthermore, 70% of students entered the school after gaining several years' work experience. According to Breitling watch, a director of Hiko Mizuno Watchmaking School, most of the students have no background in watches, they simply like working with small things.
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