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Setting Up a Watches & Clocks Company

Updated: Dec 19, 2023


Setting Up a Watches & Clocks Company | Bestar
Setting Up a Watches & Clocks Company | Bestar

Setting Up a Watches & Clocks Company


Setting up a watches & clocks company in Hong Kong can be an exciting and rewarding venture. Hong Kong is a global hub for the watch and clock industry, with a long history of manufacturing and trading timepieces. The city is home to a large pool of skilled labor, a well-developed infrastructure, and a supportive government.


Here are some steps to guide you through the process of setting up your watches & clocks company in Hong Kong:


1. Define your business concept.


  • What type of watches and clocks will you sell?

  • What is your target market?

  • What is your unique selling proposition (USP)?


Once you have a clear understanding of your business concept, you can start to develop your business plan.


2. Conduct market research.


  • Research the Hong Kong watch and clock market to understand the competition, consumer trends, and pricing.

  • Identify potential suppliers and distributors.


3. Choose a business structure.


  • You will need to decide whether to register your business as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or limited company.


4. Register your business.


  • You can register your business online through the Hong Kong Company Registry.


5. Obtain necessary licenses and permits.


  • You may need to obtain a trade license, a manufacturing license, and/or an import and export license.


6. Open a business bank account.


  • You will need to open a business bank account to manage your finances.


7. Set up your accounting system.


  • You will need to keep track of your income and expenses for tax purposes.


8. Develop your marketing strategy.


  • How will you reach your target market?

  • What marketing channels will you use?


9. Hire staff (optional).


  • If you need to hire staff, you will need to comply with Hong Kong labor laws.


10. Launch your business.


  • Once you have completed all of the steps above, you are ready to launch your business!


Additional tips for setting up a watches & clocks company in Hong Kong:


  • Attend the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair, which is held annually in September. This is a great opportunity to meet potential suppliers, distributors, and customers.

  • Join the Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association (HKWMA) or the Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd (HKWT&I). These organizations can provide you with support and resources.

  • Consider attending watchmaking classes to learn more about the industry.


Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:



How Bestar Can Help Setting Up a Watches & Clocks Company in Hong Kong


Bestar, as a professional consultancy firm in Hong Kong, can assist you in various aspects of establishing your watches & clocks company, leveraging their expertise and experience to streamline the process and maximize your chances of success. Here's how we can help:


1. Business Concept and Plan Development:


  • Market Research & Analysis: Bestar can help you conduct thorough market research to understand the Hong Kong watch and clock market, identify trends, target markets, and competition. This data will inform your business concept and USP development.

  • Business Plan Creation: They can assist in crafting a comprehensive business plan outlining your financial projections, marketing strategies, operational procedures, and funding requirements. This plan will be crucial for attracting investors and securing loans.


2. Company Registration and Legal Compliance:


  • Business Structure Selection: Bestar can guide you in choosing the most suitable business structure (sole proprietorship, partnership, or limited company) considering factors like liability, taxation, and future growth plans.

  • Registration Process: They can handle the entire company registration process with the Hong Kong Company Registry, ensuring all necessary documents and procedures are adhered to.

  • License and Permit Acquisition: Bestar can assist in identifying and obtaining the necessary licenses and permits for your watch and clock business, such as trade licenses, manufacturing licenses, and import/export licenses.


3. Financial and Accounting Support:


  • Business Bank Account Setup: Bestar can help you navigate the process of opening a business bank account suitable for your company's needs and transactions.

  • Accounting System Design: They can recommend or implement an appropriate accounting system to manage your finances efficiently and keep track of income, expenses, and taxes.

  • Tax Planning and Filing: Bestar can provide guidance on Hong Kong tax regulations and procedures for watches & clocks companies, ensuring you comply with all relevant tax obligations.


Additional Advantages of Using Bestar:


  • Compliance and Regulatory Knowledge: We stay updated on the latest regulations and legal requirements for Hong Kong businesses, ensuring your company operates compliantly and avoids legal issues.

  • Cost-Effectiveness: Hiring Bestar can save you time, resources, and effort compared to handling the setup process yourself. Our expertise can also help avoid costly mistakes or delays.

Overall, Bestar can be a valuable partner in setting up your watches & clocks company in Hong Kong. Our services and guidance can help you navigate the complexities of the process, overcome challenges, and increase your chances of establishing a successful and thriving business.


Contact Bestar directly to discuss your specific needs and how we can tailor our services to help you achieve your business goals.

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