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2011 Schedule B - Chapter 91

Section XVIII - Chapter 91

Clocks and Watches and Parts Thereof

Notes

1.  This chapter does not cover:

  (a). Clock or watch glasses or weights (classified according to their constituent material);

  (b). Watch chains (heading 7113 or 7117, as the case may be);

  (c). Parts of general use defined in note 2 to section XV, of base metal (section XV), or
        similar goods of plastics (chapter 39) or of precious metal or metal clad with
        precious metal (generally heading 7115); clock or watch springs are, however, to be
        classified as clock or watch parts (heading 9114);

  (d). Bearing balls (heading 7326 or 8482, as the case may be);

  (e). Articles of heading 8412 constructed to work without an escapement;

  (f). Ball bearings (heading 8482); or

  (g). Articles of chapter 85, not yet assembled together or with other components into
        watch or clock movements or into articles suitable for use solely or principally as
        parts of such movements (chapter 85).

2.  Heading 9101 covers only watches with case wholly of precious metal or of metal clad with
     precious metal, or of the same materials combined with natural or cultured pearls, or
     precious or semiprecious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed) of headings 7101 to
     7104.  Watches with case of base metal inlaid with precious metal fall in heading 9102.

3.  For the purposes of this chapter, the expression "watch movements" means devices
     regulated by a balance wheel and hairspring, quartz crystal or any other system capable of
     determining intervals of time, with a display or a system to which a mechanical display can
     be incorporated.  Such watch movements shall not exceed 12mm (0.5 in) in thickness and
     50mm (2.0 in) in width, length or diameter.

4.  Except as provided in note 1, movements and other parts suitable for use both in clocks or
     watches and in other articles (for example, precision instruments) are to be classified in this
     chapter.

Statistical Notes

1.  For the purposes of this chapter:

  (a). The term "watches" embraces timepieces (including timepieces having special
        features, such as chronographs, calendar watches and watches designed for use in
        skindiving) of a kind for wearing or carrying on the person whether or not the
        movement contained therein conforms to the definition of "watch movements" in
        note 3, above.  Timepieces incorporating a stand, however simple, are not
        classifiable as watches.

  (b). The term "cases" embraces inner and outer cases, containers and housings for
        movements, together with parts or pieces, such as, but not limited to, rings, feet,
        posts, bases and outer frames, and any auxiliary or incidental features, which (with
        appropriate movements) serve to complete the watches, clocks, time switches and
        other apparatus provided for in this chapter.

  (c). The term "jewels" includes substitutes for jewels.

  (d). The term "clock movements" means devices regulated by a balance wheel and
        hairspring, quartz crystal or any other system capable of determining intervals of
        time, with a display or a system to which a mechanical display can be incorporated.
        Such clock movements shall either exceed 12mm (0.5 in) in thickness or 50 mm
        (2.0 in) width, length or diameter, or both.

  (e). The term "complete watch or clock movements, unassembled or partly assembled
        (movement sets)" refers to sets which consist of all parts necessary to assemble a
        watch or clock movement, except that for movements having mechanical displays
        the set may or may not include the dial and hands.

  (f). The term "incomplete watch or clock movements, assembled" refers to:

      (i).   mechanical movements which are mounted but lack certain parts other than
              the dial, hands or winding spindle (e.g., the escapement or the barrel bridge),

      (ii).  battery powered movements with mechanical displays which are mounted but
              lack certain parts other than the dial, hands, setting spindle or battery (e.g.,
              the motor), or

      (iii). other movements intended to operate with opto-electronic displays which are
              mounted but lack certain parts other than the battery (e.g., the display).

  (g). The term "rough watch or clock movements" refers to sets of unassembled parts for
        the assembly of watch or clock movements of a kind constructed to work with an
        escapement.  These sets do not include escapement, balance wheel and hairspring or
        other regulating device, mainspring, dial or hands; they therefore consist mainly of
        the base plate (and any additional plates), bridges, train, motion work, winding and
        setting mechanism and any additional mechanisms such as automatic winding
        device, calendar mechanisms, chronograph, alarm, etc.  These sets may be exported
        with or without a barrel.  Each element, intended for use as it is, may itself consist of
        one simple piece or of several parts fitted inseparably together, but such elements
        may not themselves be assembled to each other.

2.  Watch straps, watch bands and watch bracelets exported with wrist watches and of a kind
     normally sold therewith, whether or not attached, are classified with the watch in headings
     9101 and 9102.  Otherwise, watch straps, watch bands and watch bracelets shall be
     classified in heading 9113.

3.  Batteries exported with battery powered watches or clocks, or with the complete, assembled
     movements therefor, and intended for use therewith, are classifiable under the provision for
     the watch clock or movement.  Similarly, batteries exported with a complete watch or clock
     movement, unassembled or partly assembled (movement set) or with an incomplete watch
     or clock movement, assembled, and intended for use therewith, are classifiable under the
     provision for such movement.  Batteries are otherwise classifiable in heading 8506 or 8507,
     whether or not suitable for use with watches or clocks.

9101        Wrist watches, pocket watches and other watches, including stop
              watches, with case of precious metal or of metal clad with
              precious metal:
               Wrist watches, electrically operated, whether or not
                incorporating a stop watch facility:
9101110000       With mechanical display only . . . . . . .No.
910119           Other:
9101192000         With opto-electronic display only  . . .No.
9101195000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
               Other wrist watches, whether or not incorporating a stop
                watch facility:
9101210000       With automatic winding . . . . . . . . . .No.
9101290000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
               Other:
9101910000       Electrically operated  . . . . . . . . . .No.
9101990000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9102        Wrist watches, pocket watches and other watches, including stop
              watches, other than those of heading 9101:
               Wrist watches, electrically operated, whether or not
                incorporating a stop watch facility:
9102110000       With mechanical display only . . . . . . .No.
9102120000       With opto-electronic display only  . . . .No.
9102190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
               Other wrist watches, whether or not incorporating a stop
                watch facility:
9102210000       With automatic winding . . . . . . . . . .No.
9102290000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
               Other:
9102910000       Electrically operated  . . . . . . . . . .No.
9102990000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9103        Clocks with watch movements, excluding clocks of heading 9104:
9103100000    Electrically operated . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9103900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9104000000  Instrument panel clocks and clocks of a similar type for vehicles,
              aircraft, spacecraft or vessels . . . . . . . .No.
9105        Other clocks:
               Alarm clocks:
9105110000       Electrically operated. . . . . . . . . . .No.
9105190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
               Wall clocks:
9105210000       Electrically operated  . . . . . . . . . .No.
9105290000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
               Other:
9105910000       Electrically operated  . . . . . . . . . .No.
9105990000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9106        Time of day recording apparatus and apparatus for measuring,
              recording or otherwise indicating intervals of time, with clock
              or watch movement or with synchronous motor (for example,
              time registers, time-recorders):
9106100000    Time registers; time-recorders  . . . . . . .No.
910690        Other:
9106902000       Parking meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9106903000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9107000000  Time switches with clock or watch movement or with
              synchronous motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9108        Watch movements, complete and assembled:
               Electrically operated:
9108110000       With mechanical display only or with a device to which a
                   mechanical display can be incorporated . .No.
9108120000       With opto-electronic display only  . . . .No.
9108190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9108200000    With automatic winding  . . . . . . . . . . .No.
910890        Other:
9108900010       Measuring 33.8 mm (1.3 in.) or less  . . .No.
9108900090       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9109        Clock movements, complete and assembled:
               Electrically operated:
9109110000       Of alarm clocks  . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9109190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9109900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9110        Complete watch or clock movements, unassembled or partly
              assembled (movement sets); incomplete watch or clock
              movements, assembled; rough watch or clock movements:
               Of watches:
9110110000       Complete movements, unassembled or partly
                   assembled (movement sets)  . . . . . . . .No.
9110120000       Incomplete movements, assembled  . . . . .No.
9110190000       Rough movements  . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9110900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
9111        Watch cases and parts thereof:
9111100000    Cases of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal No.
9111200000    Cases of base metal, whether or not gold or silver-plated No.
9111800000    Other cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9111900000    Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9112        Clock cases and cases of a similar type for other goods of this
              chapter, and parts thereof:
911220        Cases:
9112204000       Cases of metal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9112208000       Other cases  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9112900000    Parts   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
9113        Watch straps, watch bands and watch bracelets, and parts
              thereof:
9113100000    Of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal X
9113200000    Of base metal, whether or not gold-or silver-plated X
9113900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
9114        Other clock or watch parts:
9114100000    Springs, including hair-springs . . . . . . .No.
9114200000    Jewels  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9114300000    Dials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
9114400000    Plates and bridges  . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
9114900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X

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Created: 16 December 2008
Last modified: 13 July 2011 at 08:39:36 AM