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Time For Fun(HKTDC Watch & Clock, Vol 04,2002)

Vol 4, 2002

Product Features
HK Enterprise Internet

 

Product Features

Maximum Convenience
Multi-Dial Watches

Time For Fun
Non-Wrist Watches

Timely Gifts
Crystal/Acrylic Clocks

 

Time For Fun

Non-Wrist Watches

Elegance appears in an unusual style from Silcon Enterprises Ltd, with an attractive key-holder model and a clip watch (right) complete with a cover.

HONG Kong has long been a prominent player in the manufacture of timepieces of all descriptions. With additional vast experience in premiums products, and a strong desire to innovate, manufacturers continue to surprise with a fine range of unusual watches for anywhere but the wrist.

Established in 1996, Karrex Promotional Products Ltd has a wide range of electronic products including a large selection of clocks, timers and watches.

Among its latest products is the digital water drop-shaped clip watch (WA1330) with six-digit chronograph, calendar, alarm and 12/24-hour display. The FOB Hong Kong unit price is US$1.85 for a minimum order of 1,000. Delivery is within 35 days of order confirmation.

"This product comes in two standard colours, silver/black or silver/blue, while any pantone colour is available for a minimum order of 3,000 pieces. Initial interest has been very favourable from both the retail and premiums segments," says marketing manager Chester Au.

Karrex manufactures on the Chinese mainland at an 80,000-square-foot ISO 9002-certified facility. There are more than 3,000 workers and the latest injection moulding and PCB bonding machines.

"Our manufacturing process is strictly controlled, and customers come back to us thanks to a combination of excellent quality, in-house design talent, ongoing R&D and overall great service," says Au.

Also offering something different is Dorpo Industries Ltd, which has been manufacturing clocks and watches for more than 10 years.

Dorpo exports more than 100,000 items a month to customers based primarily in Europe. With sales and marketing teams in Hong Kong, manufacturing takes place on the Chinese mainland and utilizes plastic and other raw materials sourced locally.

"We are extremely flexible, have a very able in-house design department and provide excellent quality. We usually deal with prices on an individual basis because they depend on many factors," explains shipping executive Janet Lee.

Dorpo's most recent innovations include the TR103 digital clip watch complete with a calendar, thermometer, timer, count down timer and a compass. Other models include the TR106, with a rotating bezel and key-ring. The DP233 has an alarm, timer and count down function, while DP236 features a rotating bezel and a count down timer.

"Most of our products are premiums or gift items, and we welcome OEM projects," says Lee. Delivery is 30 days from order confirmation, and minimum order is 5,000 pieces.

The premiums and gift sector is also important to Belly Watch Co Ltd, formed in 1997, and today having a strong customer base in the US, Japan and Europe.

"Our products are suitable for both sectors. We have our own range, which can be customized with brand names, logos or any wording, and we are also happy to deal with customers' own designs," states Belly director Michael Kwan.

The company's latest range of interesting quartz designs includes model A057, a bi-plane priced at US$2.90; the A036 motorcycle at US$2.70; a truck at US$2.90; a model A061 pacifier at US$2.60; the A062 baby bottle at US$2.60; and A032 baby shoes at US$2.60.

All prices are FOB Hong Kong per piece, based on a minimum order of 100. Belly promises delivery within 35 days of order confirmation.

"This new range is proving very popular, especially the bi-plane. They are all manufactured, using alloy sourced from Australia and movements from Japan, at our 9,000-square-foot factory on the Chinese mainland," says Kwan.

Focusing more on the retail market than premiums, E&C Watch Enterprise Ltd has been making watches since 1984. It has a monthly production of about 20,000 pieces, the majority of which are destined for the US and Europe.

"We manufacture exclusively in brass and stainless steel, which is a niche market in Hong Kong. Our pricing is very competitive and our quality is comparable to Swiss-produced watches," claims marketing manager Margaret Ho.

E&C's range includes the 85605TC square, brass-case pocket watch with a quartz analog movement, calendar and gold-plated chain; and the 85912TC water-resistant brass pocket watch with a quartz analog movement, calendar and gold-plated chain. Both models come priced at US$13 per piece FOB Hong Kong.

This company manufactures on the Chinese mainland using locally sourced raw materials. The minimum order is 100 pieces per model and delivery is within 45 days of order confirmation.

Another company offering many years of experience is Silcon Enterprises Ltd, which started manufacturing analog watches more than 20 years ago.

"We have retained many customers over the years due to our focus not only on excellent quality but also on service and, of course, competitive pricing," explains managing director C.Y. Chan.

Silcon's latest products include a two-hand pedometer watch at US$5.70; a four-hand key-holder watch with alarm at US$5.50; and a four-hand analog clip watch at US$6.

All prices are FOB Hong Kong, per piece, based on a minimum order for 500 pieces. Delivery is 35 days from order confirmation.

"The pedometer watch measures one's steps over a period of time and is very popular in Europe and the US as a retail and premiums product," says Chan.

Silcon manufactures on the Chinese mainland using movements and parts from Japan and Switzerland.

WRITTEN BY SIMON SAUNDERS

Contact Details

Belly Watch Co Ltd
25/F, Unit A3
Gold King Ind Bldg
35-41 Tai Lin Pai Rd, Kwai Chung
New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2425-1788
Fax: 852-2423-9488
E-mail: sales@belly.com.hk

Dorpo Industries Ltd
15/F, Unit 529, Blk B
Sun Fung Centre
88 Kwok Shui Rd, Kwai Chung
New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2423-8734
Fax: 852-2485-1914
E-mail: dorpo@dorpo.com

E&C Watch Enterprise Ltd
6/F, Unit C12, Blk C
Hong Kong Ind Centre
489-491 Castle Peak Rd
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2371-2773
Fax: 852-2959-3773
E-mail: sales_marketing@ecwatch.com

Karrex Promotional Products Ltd
4/F, Flat 18
Trans Asia Centre
18 Kin Hong St, Kwai Chung
New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2619-9509
Fax: 852-2427-3223
E-mail: chester@karrex.com

Modern Jade Products Mfg Ltd
11/F, Unit A
Gee Lok Ind Bldg
34 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2744-9399
Fax: 852-2745-4566

Silcon Enterprises Ltd
3/F, Rm 8
Newport Centre
116 Ma Tau Kok Rd
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2333-6144
Fax: 852-2362-4258
E-mail: info@silconent.com.hk


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