ShenZhen is the city of
clock & watch in China, from January to June 2009,
ShenZhen exported 124 million wristwatches with the
total amount of US $ 290 million or US $ 2.3 for each
US $ 2.3 per wristwatch ! This is because more than
99% are electronic wrist watches.
This ShenZhen clock & watch market only has one
floor which is very small comparing with other specialized
markets in China.
There are many low price electronic, quartz and mechanical
watches for retail sale, all are made in China.
You can also buy tools and spare parts there if you
do not mind the quality.
I bought this box of spring bar pins
for RMB $ 50
The most disappointing thing is mechanical watch movements
are not for retail sale. However, I got 2 from a watch-repairer.
After I spent some money, the salesperson tell me where
I could get the watch movement, then I got what I want:
I got these 2 handwinding movement for RMB $ 60.
Since this clock & watch market is very near the
shopping area where selling computer, fashion, electronic,
... it is worth a visit.