What is the difference between OEM watches and ODM watches?
OEM and ODM are acronyms that are the buzzwords in the manufacturing sector. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer and ODM stands for Original Design Manufacturer. While many people confuse between the two terms and use them interchangeably, they are not quite the same.
OEM watches are companies which manufacture watches based on the watch design and specifications provided by their client. The client does all the market research, R&D and develops its own brand watches. But it does not have the manufacturing capability to fulfill the market demand in time, especially if its market is spread across the globe. So it turns to an OEM to do the manufacturing on its behalf. For example, Apple watches spends millions of dollars on R&D and design and creates its own line of products, but gets the products manufactured by Foxconn. In this case Foxconn is an OEM factory (actually, world’s biggest OEM vendor). Foxconn doesn’t control the product design or it’s specs. They just manufacture them based on the details provided by Apple.
ODM watches are companies which create new watches designs and specifications based on the product idea brief provided by the client. In most cases, ODM watches also manufacture the product they design and their clients get the watches branded in their own name and sell it them in the market. Let’s say a company has a great idea for a “smart watch” that not only shows time but also acts as a health app measuring heart beat, blood circulation, etc. The company has done its research and knows it can market such a product. But they don’t really know how to design it or have the manufacturing capability to fabricate it. So they turn to an ODM which designs the actual product and manufactures it, to be eventually marketed by the client. ODM watches generally provide outsourced product development services, product manufacturing services, complete product life cycle services, etc based on their own capabilities.
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