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watch

noun advertency, alertness, attention, charge, concern, custody, guard, heed, inspection, lookout, observation, oversight, precaution, regard, safekeeping, sentinel, sentry, shift, spell of work, supervision, surveillance, view, vigil, vigilance, ward, watchfulness

watch

verb attend, be a spectator, be careful, be cauuious of, be closely observant, be on guard, be on the alert, be on the lookout, behold, contemplate, espy, eye, gaze at, guard, heed, inspect, keep under observation, look after, look at, mark, mind, monitor, not lose sight of, note, notice, observe, oversee, pay attention to, peer, perceive, police, preserve, regard, safeguard, scan, scrutinize, stare at, survey, take care, take care of, tend, view, witness
See also: care, charge, check, concern, custody, examine, harbor, heed, monitor, note, notice, observation, observe, oversee, patrol, peruse, police, precaution, preserve, regard, safekeeping, scrutinize, spy, superintend, supervision, surveillance, survey, ward, witness

WATCH, police. To watch is, properly speaking, to stand sentry and attend guard during the night time: certain officers called watchmen are appointed in most of the United States, whose duty it is to arrest all persons who are violating the law, or breaking the peace. (q.v.) Vide 1 Bl. Com. 356; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 14, 20.

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The report largely depends upon the analysis of the segmentation of the Swiss watch market based on types and end-users.
Philip shared his favourites from the exhibition, and why he thinks Patek Philippe are viewed as a trendsetter for the Swiss watch marker around the world.
There was a time when no Swiss watch label could afford to miss out on a prime spot at Baselworld, the industry's premier showcase for launches and advances.
Furthermore, watch fairs like Baselworld are a constant reminder to the world regarding the advancements and highlights that the Swiss watch industry is capable of.
The Swiss watch industry is associated with a lot of craftsmanship and expertise.
19 December 2012 - US private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group LP has become the new owner of Florida-based Swiss Watch International Inc (SWI), buying control of the watches and accessories e-tailer from the founding Ben-Shmuel family.
Blackstone Advisory Partners LP counselled SWI in connection with the deal, while Clearlake employed the advisory services of Moelis & Company LP.Country: USASector: Wholesale/Retail, Consumer ProductsTarget: Swiss Watch International IncBuyer: Clearlake Capital Group LPVendor: The Ben-Shmuel familyType: LBOFinancing: DebtStatus: ClosedBuyer advisor: Moelis & Company LP
"The results that have been shared by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH are a testament to the popularity of Swiss watches in the UAE and we look forward to sharing our extensive range of timepieces with customers."
Despite an increase in Swiss watch exports to Latin America, a key challenge for the manufacturers is market access, which is affected by duties, taxes and customs procedures, says Maurice Altermatt, head of the economic division of the Geneva-based trade group.
Hayek, whom Swiss economics writer Wegelin describes as "the saviour of the Swiss watch" due to his entrepreneurial activities with the Swatch Group and as an entrepreneur embodying the type of economic activity that is committed to stable growth for Swiss manufacturing, rather than short-term profitability.
As Swiss watch exports returned to a trend of steady growth throughout the first half of 2010, an increasing number of Swiss watch manufacturers are eyeing the Middle East market to further expand their share of business.
The 34-year-old showed the world that she clearly hasnAAEt been comfort eating while filming a new advert for Swiss watch brand Longines.

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