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Key Challenges and Issues facing the World Watches & Clocks Markets

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World Watches & Clocks Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Watches & Clocks in Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Watches (Mass (Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper ($300 - $999), & Luxury ($1000 and above), and Clocks. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region and product segment for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 255 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Bulgari, Bulova, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd., Compagnie Financiere Richemont International, Cartier SA, Gucci Group, Hermes International, Junghans Uhren GmbH, Movado Group Inc., Patek Philippe SA, Rhythm Watch Co., Ltd., Seiko Holdings Corporation, Seiko Corporation of America, The Swatch Group Ltd., Tag Heuer International SA, Timex Corporation, and Titan Industries Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Watch I-3
Classification by Price I-4
Mass Market Watches I-4
Middle-Priced Watches I-4
Upper Priced Watches I-4
Luxury Watches I-4
Classification by Function I-4
Clock I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
Outlook. II-1
Industry Highlights II-1
Table 1: Worldwide Market for Watches (2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading Companies (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 2: Worldwide Market for Watches (2004-2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Production of Watches by Product Type
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
Major Market Trends II-3
Luxury Watches - Market Expanding at an Impressive Rate II-3
Vintage Watch Market - Still Going Strong II-3
Sport Watches Grow in Popularity II-3
Digital Watches Continue to Maintain Share II-3
Switzerland: Leader in Watch Production II-3
Asia - A Buoyant Market for Swiss Watches II-3
Price: A Key Attribute II-4
The Demand and the Competition II-4
Electronic Gadgets Pose A Serious Threat to Wrist Watches II-4
Industry Background and Development II-4
Electronic Watches Mark End of Dominance of Old-Line Watchmakers II-5
Development of the Quartz Crystal Clock - A Significant Step II-5
Seiko Markets the First Quartz Wall Clock II-5
The Industry in the early 1990s II-5
The Industry in Late 1990s II-6
The Industry in the Recent Past II-6
Role of Digital Technology II-6
Watches with Automotive Brands II-6
Changes in Technology II-7
Timex's Indiglo Brand of Watches II-7
Watch with Palmtop Computer/Data Processor II-7
Distance Recording Watch from SunTime II-7
Piquot Meridien's Volantis Line of Watches II-7
Historic Data II-8
Table 3: Number of Movements Manufactured and Purchased by
Swatch Group, Girard-Perregaux, Patek Philippe,
Parmigiani, Rolex, F.P. Journe, Audemars Piguet, Roger
Dubuis, LVMH, Ulysse Nardin, Richemont, Chopard, Corum,
Frank Muller, Chronoswiss, Bulgari, Hublot, Hermes,
Movado/ Concord, Maurice Lacroix and British Masters: 2003
(in 1000 units) II-8
Main Activities of Aiguilla, Comadur, Claret, Dubois &
Depsraz, ETA, Estima, Fiedler, Favre & Perret, Frederic
Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Jaquet SA, Jaeger- LeCoultre,
Lascor, La Pierette, Mimotec, Meco, Nivarox, Nouvelle
Lemania, Piaget, Parmigiani, Progress Watch, Patek
Philippe, Rolex, Rubattel & Weyermann, Roger Dubuis,
Renaud&Papi, Ronda, Ruedin, Swatch Group Watch
Assembly, Selitta SA, Soprod SA, SFT, Universo,
Vaucher Manufactur SA, Valdar, Waeber HMS SA and
Zenith II-9
Table 4: Revenues of Select Players in the Watch Industry
- Alfex, Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Bulgari, Casio,
Chopard, Chronoswiss, Citizen, Corum, EganaGoldpfeil,
Eterna, Festina, Fossil, Franck Muller, Girard-Perregaux,
Gucci, Hermes, Hublot, LVMH, Maurice Lacroix, Mondaine,
Movado, Patek Philippe, Raymond Weil, Richemont, Rolex,
Sector, Seiko, Swatch Group, Tiffany, and Ulysse Nardin
for the year 2002 (in Euro Million) II-10

2. Product Overview II-11
Clock II-11
Watches II-11
Classification by Function II-11
Classification by Price II-11
Mass Market Watches II-12
Middle Priced Watches II-12
Upper Priced Watches II-12
Luxury Watches II-12
Table 5: Leading Players in the World Market for Luxury
Watches (2003 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales
by Company for Rolex, Richemont, Swatch Group, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Channels of Distribution II-14
Branding in the Watches Market II-15
Retail Chains II-15
Leading Distributors II-15
Watch Market in Mid & Late 90s II-16
Table 6: Watches Market Worldwide: Volume Sales by Key
Manufacturers (Baume et Mericer, Bulgari, Cartier, Ebel,
Hermes, Piaget, Rolex) - Historical Data (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 7: Luxury Watches Market Worldwide: Percentage
Breakdown By Company (Rolex, Baume & Mericer, Cartier, Ebel,
Audemar Piguet, Bulgari, Patek Phillipe, Piaget And Others)
In Mid-1990s (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 8: Market Share of Rolex, Compagnie Financiere
Richemont, Swatch Group, LVMH and other in Worldwide Luxury
Watch Market: 1999 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

3. Major Markets Worldwide: A Regional Perspective II-18

The United States II-18
Role of 4 P's in Market Development II-18
Japan II-18
Europe II-18
Market Highly Fragmented II-18
Large Scale Retail Outlets Monopolize Distribution Network II-19
Switzerland II-19
Leading Producer and Supplier of Luxury Watches II-19
Table 9: Worldwide Market for Swiss Watches: Value Exports
for Years 2003 through 2006 (In CHF Million) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
The Netherlands II-20
Asia-Pacific II-20
China II-20
Industry Highlights II-20
Hong Kong II-21
Merging of Hong Kong Watch and Jewelry Industries II-21
Unchallenged Market Acceptance in Case & Band Assembly II-21
Flexible Distribution and Manufacturing Systems II-22

4. Product Innovations/Introductions II-23
Timex(R) Introduces Ironman Collection of iControl(TM) Watch II-23
Timex Introduces the Latest SLX Range of Sport Luxury Watches II-23
Nike Introduces the Latest Triax Vapor 300 Mobile Performance
Watch II-23
TAG Heuer Introduces Grand Carrera Series II-23
Sony Ericsson in Partnership with Fossil Launches New
Bluetooth Watches II-24
The Worshipful Company Introduces Newgate Wandering Hour
Street Clock II-24
Casio Releases New Baby-G(R) Watches for Women II-24
Casio Introduces New Oceanus Manta II-24
Seiko Launches Wired Delta Watches II-24
Bulgari Introduces Bulgari Calibers II-25
Timex Introduces Valentine '07 Collection II-25
Linde Werdelin Launches Two Wrist Watches II-25
Seiko Augments Spring Drive Collection with GMT design II-25
Seiko Introduces Seiko Velatura II-25
Timex Launches Timex T Series II-26
Lathem Introduces Wireless GPS Clock Solutions II-26
Timex Rolls Out Timex TX Brand II-26
Angular Momentum Unveils Gold & Diamond Watches II-26
Trimble Launches Mini-T(TM) GPS Clock II-26
Titan Introduces 'Titan Aviator' Watch Series II-27
STMicroelectronics Launches Serial Real-Time Clock Chips II-27
Lathem Launches PayClock(R) Express II-27
Timex Introduces Timex Expedition E-Tide-Temp- Compass Collection II-27
Timex Watches Introduces 'Heavy Metal Collection' II-28
Citizen Launches New Version of VIRT Bluetooth Watch II-28
Casio Adds New G-SHOCK(R) Watch II-28
Macally Introduces iPod Alarm Clock - Tune Pro II-28
Bulgari Launches Assioma D Watch Collection II-28
Tag Heuer Unveils Premium Watch II-29
Titan to Launch New Products II-29
Titan Introduces Designer Watches II-29
Swatch to Launch Two Watch Brands in India II-29
HMT to Launch Trendy Watches II-29
AST Rolls Out RWII Copilot Watch II-29
Citizen Unveils Vagary Siyuutou Collection II-30
Glycine Launches Re-Edition of Airman SST 06 Wrist Watch II-30
Pyramid Presents "Clocks in a Box" II-30
SEIKO Releases Sportura 1/100th Second Chronograph Watch II-30
Sony Unveils MBW-100 Bluetooth 2.0 Watch II-30
TIMEX Rolls Out IMEX 2006 International Collection Watches II-30
TIMEX Introduces Nautica Watches in India II-31
TIMEX Releases TIMEXACT Golf Collection 2006 Watches II-31
Titan Introduces Desire Collection Watches II-31
TokyoFlash Unveils Binary Wrist Watch II-31
Tissot Releases NASCAR Line of Watches II-31
Multigig Introduces Innovative Clock Technology II-32
Oakley Expands Premium Watch Line II-32
Casio Launches G-Shock Watch II-32
SEIKO Launches Premier Collection of Watches II-32
Pyramid Launches 5200 Analog Clock II-33
Intersil Unveils A New Class of Real Time Clocks II-33
Titan Introduces Xylys II-33
A New Ornamental Design II-33
Ornamental Design for Wristwatch Strap II-33
A New Winding-Up Device for Wristwatches II-33
A New Wrist Watch from Japan II-33
Ornamental Design From France II-34
Hublot Launches The Bigger Bang II-34
Oceanus Launches First Metal Atomic-Solar Chronograph Watch
for Women II-34
Casio Unveils the New PAW1200T-7V II-34
Microsoft Corp. Rolls Out New ABACUS Smart Watch 2006 II-34
SEIKO Offers Women Models Under Sportura Collection II-34
Bulgari Develops Precious complicated watches II-34
NFW Introduces New Watch Collection II-35
Titan Industries Introduces Tommy Hilfiger Fall/Winter Watch Line II-35
Seiko's Sportura Range Unveils New Bar Honda Sportura II-35
Time America Launches TA7000 Clocks II-36
Fossil Introduces Two New ABACUS(R) Wrist Net Watches II-36
Titan Launches Raga Coordinate II-36
Hovig Simonian Develops A Pendulum Clock II-36
Citizen and E Ink Develops A Bendable Clock II-36

5. Product Launches in Recent Past II-37
Citizen Watch Ltd and Fossil Inc Introduce WRIST NET Watches
featuring MSN Direct Service II-37
Sonata Introduces New Range of Stylish Watches II-37
Titan Unveils 'FLIP'- a Dual Faced Watch II-37
Titan Unveils Tommy Hilfiger Watch Collection in India II-37
Bulgari Introduces "Grandes Complications" Watch II-37
Timex Introduces New Sport Watch II-37
Swatch Group Ltd Launches Two Unique Watches II-38
Longines Launches Avigation II-38
Paul Smith Unveils Swiss-made Watches II-38
Morresi Enterprises Inc to Launch Mezzo-sferic II-38
Resource Revival Launches Wall Clocks II-38
Leonard Launches a New Line of Watches II-38
Raymond Weil Introduces Version of Don Giovanni chronograph II-38
Microsoft Unveils Wristwatches II-39
SohoTime.com Expands Watch Collection II-39
Maxima Introduces Dual Battery Watches II-39
Smith & Wesson Watches Launches New Models II-39
Temex Releases New Rubidium Clock Engine II-39
Watchbuddy(R) Timepieces Launches New Watches II-39
H.Stern Launches Sfera II-40
Timex Develops Mobile Watch Payments II-40
Egana Introduces Atomic Watches II-40
Diamond Embedded Watches from Omega II-40
Military-Style Watches From Hamilton II-40
Casio and Citizen Launches New Models II-40
Citizen Launches Eco-Drive Firenza Line of Watches II-41
Diesel Introduces New Range of Watches II-41
Baume & Mercier Introduces Capeland Collection of Watches II-41
Reebok India Introduces Models Under Classic Brand II-41
Titan Introduces Three New Collections Under Dash Brand II-41
Steel Watches from Titan II-41
Timex Launches Internet Messenger Watch II-41
Samsung Launches Watch Phone II-41
Cartier Introduces Men's Watches II-42
Junghans (Germany) Launches Atomic Watches II-42
The Consumer Product Division Launches Thermo solutions Desk
and Wall Clocks II-42
Sportura Collection from Seiko II-42
Seiko Introduces Vivace Collection II-42
Casio Launches Watches with Digital Camera and MP3 Player II-42
Fastrack Range of Watches from Titan II-42
Casio Launches Two New Models II-43
Nebula Gold Watches from Titan II-43

6. Recent Industry Activity II-44
Richemont Acquires Donze-Baume II-44
Richemont Takes over Manufacturing Operations of Roger Dubuis II-44
Citizen to Acquire Bulova II-44
DIC Takes Over Rivoli Group II-44
NXP to Take Over Little Switzerland II-44
Richemont and Polo Ralph Set Up New Joint Venture for Luxury
Watches II-45
Hanowa Inks Agreement with Network Ltd II-45
Timex Group Inks Licensing Agreement with Valentino II-45
Seiko Inaugurates Seiko Watch India Private Limited II-45
Timex to Target Luxury Lifestyle Segment in India II-46
Timex Opens 'Time Factory' Store in South India II-46
Longines to Open New Retail Outlets in India II-46
Gitanjali Forms JV with Morellato II-46
Gitanjali to Form JV with AMRO Finance II-46
Timex Watches Changes its Name II-46
Titan Inks Contract with MGI Luxury Asia Pacific II-47
Kamla Dials to Expand Retail Network II-47
Rajesh Exports Forms JV with Fossil II-47
IWC Set to Open New Stores in Abu Dhabi II-47
Swatch Enters into Agreement with Tiffany II-47
Wee Poh Acquires Stake in Two Watch Companies II-47
EISG Co Acquires Stake in Sadamatsu II-48
Spectra Linear Acquires Cypress Semiconductor II-48
Fossil Enters into Joint Venture with Rajesh Exports II-48
Greubel Forsey Partners with Richemont II-48
Citizen Increases Stake in Gaohua Keji II-48
L.A.M.B Enters into a New Licensing Agreement with Vestal Group II-49
Steven Madden Enters into an Agreement II-49
Swatch Group and Tourneau Enter into an Alliance II-49
Rocawear Signs New Agreement with Vestal Group II-49
HMT Watches, Godrej & Boyce Sign Supply Agreement II-50
Movado and LACOSTE Signs Pact II-50
Artisit House Holdings Acquires Stake in Three Companies II-50
Parlux Fragrances Signs Agreement with Tourneau II-50
Highway Holdings Divests Kienzle Brand II-51
Everlast Enters into Agreement with Slace II-51
Callanen Enters into an Expanded Global Licensing Agreement
with Guess II-51
Parlux Signs Licensing Agreement to Manufacture and Sell Paris
Hilton Watches II-51
American Luxury Products Merges with Dermalay II-52
Fossil Partners with Wal-Mart II-52
Juicy Couture Pens Agreement with Movado II-52
Bulova Signs Pact with Sligh Furniture II-52
Seiko Watch Corporation Signs an Agreement with B·A·R Honda II-52

7. Strategic Corporate Developments in Recent Past II-53
Movado Buys Out LVMH's Ebel II-53
Citizen Watch Merges Citizen Trading II-53
Daktronics Inc. Buys European Timing Systems II-53
Bell Sports Corp., Takes Over Sports Instruments II-53
Timex Group BV Takes Over Versace SA II-53
Fossil Inc. Completes the Purchase of Tempus International Corp II-53
Movado Group Signs an Agreement With HUGO BOSS II-53
Movado Purchases Ebel Brand from LVMH II-54
Swatch Group Expands Operations in Japan II-54
Richemont Plans to Open Additional 100 POS in China by 2006 II-54
Seiko Epson and Junghans Join Forces II-54
Valentino Enters into an Agreement with Sector Group II-54
Katharine Hamnett in Partnership with Nuance Group II-54
Seiko Instruments Inc Initiates New Plant Operations II-55
Audemars Piguet Enters Indian Market II-55
Timex Watches B.V Increases Stake in Indian Subsidiary II-55
Moschino Enters into Licensing Agreement with Sector II-55
Bonjour Group in Agreement with Clicks II-55
Victorinox Enters Into a Joint Venture with Swiss Army Brands II-55
Swiss Private and Institutional Investors Take Over Bertolucci II-56
Spalding Sports Worldwide Signs an Agreement with Advance-Fada II-56
Casio India Introduces New Models II-56
Citizen Opens Showrooms II-56
Severin Wunderman Acquires 90% stake in Corum II-56
LVMH Takes Over Zenith International SA II-56
Seiko Corp of America (SCA) Restructures Operations II-56

8. Focus on Select Players II-57
Bulgari (Italy) II-57
Bulova (US) II-57
Casio Computer Co Ltd. (Japan) II-57
Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-57
Compagnie Financiere Richemont International (Switzerland) II-58
Cartier SA (France) II-58
Gucci Group (US) II-58
Hermes International (France) II-58
Junghans Uhren GmbH (Germany) II-59
Movado Group Inc. (US) II-59
Patek Philippe SA (Switzerland) II-59
Rhythm Watch CO., LTD. (Japan) II-59
Seiko Holdings Corporation (Japan) II-59
Seiko Corporation of America (US) II-60
The Swatch Group Ltd. (Switzerland) II-60
Tag Heuer International SA (Switzerland) II-61
Timex Corporation (US) II-61
Titan Industries Ltd. (India) II-61

9. Global Market Perspective II-63
Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Watches by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 11: World Long-term Projections for Watches by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 12: World 10-Year Perspective for Watches by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Middle East and
Latin America Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Clocks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 14: World Long-term Projections for Clocks by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan) Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 15: World 10-Year Perspective for Clocks by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Middle East and
Latin America Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Mass-Priced Watches (Priced under $50) by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan)
Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 17: World long-term Projections for Mass-Priced Watches
(Priced under $50) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Middle East and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 18: World 10-Year Perspective for Mass-Priced Watches
(Priced under $50) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) Middle East and Latin America Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Middle-Priced Watches (Priced between $50-$299) by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan) Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 20: World Long-term Projections for Middle-Priced
Watches (Priced between $50-$299) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Middle
East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 21: World 10-Year Perspective for Middle-Priced Watches
(Priced between $50-$299) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Upper-Priced Watches (Priced between $300 - $999) by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) Middle East and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 23: World Long-term Projections for Upper-Priced Watches
(Priced between $300 - $999) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Middle
East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 24: World 10-Year Perspective for Upper-Priced Watches
(Priced between $300 -$999) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Luxury Watches (Priced $1000 and above) by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan)
Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 26: World Long-term Projections for Luxury Watches
(Priced $1000 and above) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Middle East and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 27: World 10-Year Perspective for Luxury Watches (Priced
$1000 and above) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) Middle East and Latin America Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Market Scenario III-1
Table 28: Leading Players in the North American Market for
Watches (2003 & 2005 (E)): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Value Sales by Company for Timex, Seiko, Casio and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
After-Sales Service and Grey Market - A Big Challenge III-2
Fashion Statement III-2
Liking for Jewelry Watches Cuts Across the Genders III-3
Holiday Seasons Witness Maximum Sales of High-End Watches III-3
Women Go For Technically Advanced Watches III-3
Women Emerging as a Reckonable Consumer in the Watch Market III-3
Untapped Luxury Watch Segment in the US Offers Potential III-3
Add-on Gadgets Set the Pace III-3
Purchasing Trends of Watches III-4
Counterfeit Watches III-4
Trends in Clocks Market III-4
Trends in Design and Colors III-4
Theme Clocks III-5
Role of 4 P's in Market Development III-5
Table 29: Watches and Jewelry Sales by Distribution Channel
in the US (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by
Independent Jewelers, Chain Jewelers, and Mass Merchants,
Department Stores, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 30: US Market for Household Clocks (2004): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Distribution Channel for Mass
Merchants, Specialty Stores, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
Import/Export Scenario III-6
Table 31: US Watches & Clocks Market (2004-2006): Value
Imports of Watches, Clocks, and Parts by Leading
Country/Region (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 32: US Watches & Clocks Market (2004-2006): Value
Exports of Watches, Clocks, and Parts by Leading
Country/Region (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6
Import/Export Scenario in the Recent Past III-7
Table 33: US Imports of Movements for Wrist Watches in
2003: Imports in Units and Thousand Dollars by Country for
China, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand,
Switzerland, Malaysia, Mexico, France, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 34: US Imports of Cases for Wrist Watches in 2003:
Imports in Units and Thousand Dollars by Country for China,
Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Switzerland,
Malaysia, Mexico, France, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 35: US Imports of Battery Powered Wrist Watches in
2003: Imports in Units and Thousand Dollars by Country for
Japan, China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand,
Switzerland, Mexico, France, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 36: US Imports of Alarm Clocks in 2003: Imports in
Units and Thousand Dollars by Country for Japan, Taiwan,
Hong Kong, China, and Others III-8

Table 37: US Exports of Electrically Operated Wrist Watches
in 2003: Exports in Units and Thousand Dollars by Country
for Japan, Canada, Italy, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates,
Mexico, Brazil, France, Colombia, Spain, Barbados, Austria,
Dominican Republic, Australia, United Kingdom, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 38: US Exports of Electrically Operated Alarm Clocks
in 2003: Exports in Units and Thousand Dollars by Country
for Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Argentina, Colombia,
Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Venezuela, Australia, Hong
Kong, Norway, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10
Product Launches III-11
Product Launches in Recent Past III-16
Strategic Corporate Developments III-18
Developments in Recent Past III-22
Key Players III-23
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 39: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Watches by Product Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle
($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000
and above) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 40: US Long-term Projections for Watches by Product
Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper Middle
($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 41: US 10-Year Perspective for Watches by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Mass
(Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to $999)
and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 42: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Clocks with Annual Sales in US$ Million for years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 43: US Long-term Projections for Clocks with Annual
Sales in US$ Million for years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

2. Canada III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Outlook III-27
Import & Export Market III-27
Table 44: Canadian Watches & Clocks Market (2004-2006):
Value Imports of Watches, Clocks, and Parts by Leading
Country/Region (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 45: Canadian Watches & Clocks Market (2004-2006):
Value Exports of Watches, Clocks, and Parts by Leading
Country/Region (In US$ Thousand) III-28
Import Market - A Historical Perspective III-28
Table 46: Canadian Market for Watches: Imports by Type of
Cases (Watches with Precious Metal Case and Watches with
Other Cases) in 2000 (In Million Units) III-28

Table 47: Canadian Market for Watches: Imports by Type of
Technology (Quartz Analog, Digital, Anadigital,
Mech/Automatic, Mech/Manual and Pocket, Others) in 2000 (In
Million Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 48: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Watches by Product Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle
($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000
and above) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 49: Canadian Long-term Projections for Watches by
Product Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper
Middle ($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 50: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Watches by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Mass (Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to
$999) and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets for 2000, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 51: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Clocks with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 52: Canadian long-term Projections for Clocks with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

3. Japan III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Outlook III-32
Overview III-32
Segmentation III-33
Table 53: Japanese Market for Watches (2004-2006):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Production of Watches by
Product Type(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 54: Japanese Market for Complete Watches & Movements
(2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Production by
Technology for Mechanical, Quartz Analog and Quartz
Digital Models (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 55: Japanese Market for Clocks (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume and Value Production by Component for
Complete Clocks and Movements III-34

Table 56: Japanese Market for Watches (2006): Percentage
Breakdown of Value and Volume Exports by Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34
Market Leaders - A Recent Past Perspective III-35
Table 57: Leading Players in the Japanese Watches & Clocks
Market for Wrist Watches (2003 & 2005(E)): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Company for Citizen Watch,
Seiko Watch, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 58: Leading Players in the Japanese Watches & Clocks
Market for Men's Wrist Watches (2003 & 2005(E)): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Company for Seiko Watch,
Citizen Watch, Casio Computer, Orient Watch, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 59: Leading Players in the Japanese Watches & Clocks
Market for Women's Wrist Watches (2003 & 2005(E)):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Company for Seiko
Watch, Citizen Watch, Casio Computer, Orient Watch, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 60: Leading Players in the Japanese Watches & Clocks
Market for Men's Mechanical Wrist Watches (2003 & 2005(E)):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Company for Citizen
Watch, Seiko Watch, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 61: Leading Players in the Japanese Watches & Clocks
Market for Women's Mechanical Wrist Watches (2003 &
2005(E)): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Company
for Citizen Watch, Seiko Watch, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 62: Leading Players in the Japanese Watches & Clocks
Market for Men's Quartz, Analog & Digital Wrist Watches
(2003 & 2005(E)): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by
Company for Seiko Watch, Citizen Watch, Casio Computer, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 63: Leading Players in the Japanese Watches & Clocks
Market for Women's Quartz, Analog & Digital Wrist Watches
(2003 & 2005(E)): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by
Company for Seiko Watch, Citizen Watch, Casio Computer, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 64: Leading Players in the Japanese Watches & Clocks
Market for Men's Quartz and Digital Wrist Watches (2003 &
2005(E)): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Company
for Seiko Watch, Citizen Watch, Casio Computer, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 65: Leading Players in the Japanese Watches & Clocks
Market for Women's Quartz and Digital Wrist Watches (2003 &
2005(E)): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Company
for Seiko Watch, Citizen Watch, Casio Computer, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 66: Leading Players in the Japanese Market for Clocks
(2003 & 2005(E)): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by
Company for Rhythm Watch, Seiko Clock, Jeco, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 67: Leading Players in the Japanese Market for Table
Clocks/Wall Clocks/Alarm Clocks (2003 & 2005(E)):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Company for Rhythm
Watch, Seiko Clock, Takane, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40
Japanese Watches & Clocks Industry: A Historic Perspective III-40
Table 68: Market Share of Rhythm Watch, Seiko Clock, Jeco,
Takane and Others in Japanese Clocks Market: 2001 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 69: Market Share of Seiko Clock, Rhythm Watch and
Others in Japanese Wall Clocks Market: 2001 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 70: Market Share of Citizen Watches, Casio Computer,
Seiko Watch Corporation and Others in Japanese Wrist
Watches Market: 2001 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 71: Market Share of Citizen Watches, Seiko Watch
Corporation, Casio Computer, Orient Watch and Others in
Japanese Men's Wrist Watches Market: 2001 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 72: Market Share of Citizen Watches, Seiko Watch
Corporation, Casio Computer, Orient Watch and Others in
Japanese Women's Wrist Watches Market: 2001 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 73: Wrist Watch Market in Japan: Percentage Breakdown
by Leading Players Citizen Watch Co Group, Seiko Corp
Group, Ricoh Elemex Corp., Casio Computer Co., Orient Watch
Co. and Others for 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 74: Global Distribution of Japanese Watches for the
year 1999 in Middle East, Asia, Oceania, Europe, North
America, C/S America and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 75: Percentage Share in Production of Watches in
Japan for Citizen Watch Co., Seiko Corp, Ricoh Elemex
Corp., Casio Computer Co., Orient Watch Co. and Others:
1999 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42
Product Launches III-43
Strategic Corporate Developments III-46
Key Players III-47
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 76: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Watches by Product Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle
($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000
and above) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 77: Japanese Long-term Projections for Watches by
Product Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper
Middle ($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 78: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Watches by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Mass (Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to
$999) and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets for 2000, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 79: Japanese Long-term Projections for Clocks with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 III-51

Table 80: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Clocks with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

4. Europe III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Outlook III-52
Market Highly Fragmented III-52
Large Scale Retail Outlets Monopolize Distribution Network III-53
B.Market Analytics III-53
Table 81: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Watches by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK,
Italy, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 82: European Long-term Projections for Watches by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain,
Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 83: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Watches by Product Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle
($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000
and above) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 84: European Long-term Projections for Watches by
Product Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper
Middle ($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 85: European 10-Year Perspective for Watches by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 86: European 10-Year Perspective for Watches by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Mass (Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to
$999) and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets for 2000, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 87: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Clocks by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK,
Italy, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 88: European Long-term Projections for Clocks by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain,
Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 89: European 10-Year Perspective for Clocks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-59

4a. France III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Outlook III-60
Key Players III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 90: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Watches by Product Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle
($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000
and above) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 91: French Long-term Projections for Watches by
Product Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper
Middle ($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 92: French 10-Year Perspective for Watches by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Mass
(Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to $999)
and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 93: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Clocks with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 94: French Long-term Projections for Clocks with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

4b. Germany III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Outlook III-64
Overview III-64
Table 95: Leading Players in the German Market for Watches
and Clocks (2003 & 2005(E)): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales by Company for Rolex, Swatch and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64
Product Launch III-65
Strategic Developments III-65
Junghans Uhren GmbH - A Key Player III-65
B.Market Analytics III-66
Table 96: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Watches by Product Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle
($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000
and above) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 97: German Long-term Projections for Watches by
Product Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper
Middle ($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 98: German 10-Year Perspective for Watches by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Mass
(Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to $999)
and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 99: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Clocks with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 100: German Long-term Projections for Clocks with
Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

4c. The United Kingdom III-69
A.Market Analysis III-69
Product Launches III-69
B.Market Analytics III-70
Table 101: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Watches by Product Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle
($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000
and above) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 102: UK Long-term Projections for Watches by Product
Segment - Mass (Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper Middle
($300 to $999) and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 103: UK 10-Year Perspective for Watches by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Mass
(Under $50), Middle ($50-$299), Upper Middle ($300 to $999)
and Luxury ($1000 and above) Markets for 2000, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 104: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Clocks with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 105: UK Long-term Projections for Clocks with Annual
Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

4d. Italy III-73
A.Market Analysis III-73
Outlook III-73
Product Launch III-73

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