The Taiwan Watch & Clock Industrial Association was founded in 1972 when the timepiece industry in Taiwan was undergoing a transition from engaging in retail and wholesale businesses to assembling timepieces. The lack of a governing association gave rise to malignant competition that caused chaos and price wars within the industry. The establishment of the association by over 30 companies not only saved the industry but helped secure Taiwan’s position as a leading producer of quality timepieces. Moreover, after operating in leased offices for more than 20 years, the association purchased its own office in 1992 and has since been able to offer a wider range of services to its members and affiliates.
The association was established to assist in the development of the Taiwanese timepiece industry, foster closer ties among Taiwanese enterprises related to timepiece production and help local timepiece companies gain a foothold in global markets.
Elected by the general assembly, the board of directors and the board of supervisors are responsible for electing the executive directors and standing supervisors, respectively, among themselves. The president is elected by the executive directors to oversee the administrative personnel, advisers and committees.
Membership of International Organisation
The association participates in the Asian Horological Trade and Industry Promotion Conference.
International Participation
  • In 2010, the association organised the 18th Asian Horological Trade and Industry Promotion Conference, which took place in Taichung and attracted more than 300 industry players from 12 countries in Asia to participate.
  • In 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, the association led a delegation to attend the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd Asian Horological Trade and Industry Promotion Conference.
  • The association maintains close communication with affiliated timepiece associations in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, etc.
  • The association is a regular participant of international watch and clock exhibitions.