2100 watch repairmen in the United States.
About 400 watchmakers retire every year, but only 75 to 100 enter the profession. That’s good news for watchmakers, but for consumers it means prices are going to keep going up.”
There were just more than 2,100 watch repairmen in the United States in May 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. That’s a slight “tick” up from the previous year’s numbers. Ficklan said the market for mechanical timepieces fluctuates with the economy and other factors, and sales declined 3 to 4 percent last year. But he believes luxury mechanical watches are here to stay.