Could I Get A Watch Related Job?

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    Could I Get A Watch Related Job?

    Here's my question, I'm very interested in watches. I turned 16 last month and am applying to grocery stores, but is there any watch related work I could get? I live in the US on the east coast.

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    Re: Could I Get A Watch Related Job?

    You could start up your own watch company like that Mooren kid
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    Re: Could I Get A Watch Related Job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ottovonn View Post
    You could start up your own watch company like that Mooren kid
    I suppose I could, but I would have to start with designs, contact big people. It would be hard to do! Maybe I could come up with some watch designs on my computer and then send them somewhere? Any good programs I have one but it's a bit rough to work with.

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    Re: Could I Get A Watch Related Job?

    Maybe you can get some old geezer of a watchmaker to take you under his wing as an apprentice.

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    Re: Could I Get A Watch Related Job?

    Realistically, probably not.

    About the only thing I could think of is looking for some kind of internship, apprenticeship or journeyman type position. But I really don't know what is available in the watch industry along those lines.

    But I assume that at 16 you lack any college or formal training. And that is not your fault at all. I am assuming you are still in high-school and just haven't had the opportunity for any college or formal training yet. But maybe this is the time to start thinking about where you want your career to go.

    Do you want to sell watches? And you don't have to sell directly to the consumer. I happened to know a couple of people at one point that worked for watch manufacturers and sold to jewelry stores.

    Do you want to repair watches?

    Just start thinking about what you want to do and how you will achieve it.
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    Re: Could I Get A Watch Related Job?

    Quote Originally Posted by beaglecat View Post
    I suppose I could, but I would have to start with designs, contact big people. It would be hard to do! Maybe I could come up with some watch designs on my computer and then send them somewhere? Any good programs I have one but it's a bit rough to work with.
    If you want to get into watch design, start here: Watch Concepts & Designs
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    Re: Could I Get A Watch Related Job?

    Quote Originally Posted by brandon\ View Post
    Realistically, probably not.

    About the only thing I could think of is looking for some kind of internship, apprenticeship or journeyman type position. But I really don't know what is available in the watch industry along those lines.

    But I assume that at 16 you lack any college or formal training. And that is not your fault at all. I am assuming you are still in high-school and just haven't had the opportunity for any college or formal training yet. But maybe this is the time to start thinking about where you want your career to go.

    Do you want to sell watches? And you don't have to sell directly to the consumer. I happened to know a couple of people at one point that worked for watch manufacturers and sold to jewelry stores.

    Do you want to repair watches?

    Just start thinking about what you want to do and how you will achieve it.
    I would like to start my own company, but that would be a long hard road. Especially with all the rules and regulations that have to do with starting a business, the machines etc...
    I would be in heavy debt and if it didn't work out...

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