Factory Visit – Manufacturing Watches in China

At ODM, we do factory visits on a regular basis to ensure that sampling and production are going well. Also, to check the quality of the materials used and to understand the production process.

Recently, our team visited a watch factory. Usually when we see the end product, it is hard to imagine all of the production steps and components involved.

Factory Visit - Manufacturing in China

Factory Visit – Manufacturing in China

First, we send specifications and the design of the watch to our supplier. Then, once we agree on all the specifications, the factory starts with sampling and then mass production. If it has custom components, the factory may need to open new moulds.

In order to start manufacturing watches, they make all the components at the same time. Here are the processes of making each component:

1) Case 

To start producing the cases, they need to purchase raw material, this is mainly stainless steel.
After producing the cases, they are drilled, polished and electroplated. A quality check will follow, as it’s the part that will protect the watch movement.

Factory Visit - Manufacturing Watches in China

Factory Visit – Manufacturing Watches in China

2) Dial

After it comes out of the mould, it is polished, then with a machine tool the dial is cut. After, it is brushed with a special mixture which helps set the first structure on the surface of the dial. Finally, the dial is lacquered, and then the surface is printed by stamping the mould with applied writing ink. During the production process, the workers keep verifying the precision of the marks on the dial.

Factory Visit - Manufacturing Watches in China

Factory Visit – Manufacturing Watches in China

3) Back Lid

It’s a pretty standard component, which goes through the same processes as the case. The important step here is engraving the logo and other information about the watch, using a laser.

4) Strap

Straps can be made from many different materials, such as genuine and PU leather, nylon, silicone, stainless steel, etc.

For our current order, we are working with PU leather straps. First, the factory needs to purchase leather from the marker, then cut it into two pieces, which are then sewn together. Afterwards, the logo is hot stamped and holes are punched in.

Factory Visit - Manufacturing Watches in China

Factory Visit – Manufacturing Watches in China

Once all parts are ready, the watch is assembled. Firstly, the body of the watch is put together, including the case, watch movement, dial, crown, hour and minute hands, and glass case. Once the body is ready, the straps are added and fixed in with springs.

Factory Visit - Manufacturing in China

Factory Visit – Manufacturing in China

The watch is finally ready!

Moreover, to give this product a premium touch, we advise to add a custom box. We can help you to design and produce several models of boxes that will fit your needs.

ODM offers numerous promotional solutions to fit your needs.  Thanks to a huge team of creative designers, sales staff and merchandisers we can offer you the best product for your marketing promotions. Contact ODM today @ : info@www.theodmgroup.com.

2018-03-02T14:35:09+00:00