The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Limited was founded in 1947. Our membership represents more than 600 companies across the Hong Kong watch industry comprising of retailing, branding, wholesaling, manufacturing of complete watch, clock, parts and other industry related service companies.


In fulfilling its objectives, the Federation has been actively providing advice and working intimately with various government agencies. Over the years, the Federation works closely with Hong Kong Trade Development Council in organizing the annual Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair in September.


By supporting the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee), the Federation provides leading horological vocational education opportunities in Hong Kong, nurturing a competent and professional workforce valued by the Watch & Clock industry. By assisting the formulation of the government Qualifications Framework Support Schemes with Vocational Training Council, the Federation has successfully help members to clearly define the standards of different qualifications, ensuring their quality and indicate the articulation ladders between different levels of qualifications.


Working with The Hong Kong Tourism Board and Quality Tourism Services, the Federation aims to improve professionalism and standards of retail servicing in Hong Kong. To drive this growth, the Federation has supported the Board by facilitating the yearly fashionable branded watch exhibition at Harbour City for many years.


To enhance the cooperation and promote the application of advanced industrial technology among Asian partners, our Permanent Honorary President, Dr. Samson Sun and other influential pioneers founded the Asian Horological Trade & Industry Promotion Conference fifty years ago. With years of unswerving efforts, it has now become the biggest and the most influential conference for horological industry in Asia contributing to the future development of the watch industry. In 2012, the Federation was the hosting organization for the fifth time, and the 23rd Conference is scheduled organize by China Horology Association in 2020 but postponed due to coronavirus pandemic.


The Federation has established “The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Charitable Trust”. The Trust is set up to provide donations to the society for people who are in need for relief and community projects for education and industrial development.


The Hong Kong watch and clock industry continues to be one of the largest manufacturers in the world. In order to have further development and strive for more benefits for the industry, we need your participation and continue support in our future progress.


For enquiry, please contact our secretariat at Tel: 2523-3232, Fax: 2868-4485 or E-mail: