The Stelux Group, founded HK 1963, manufacturer of watch components
Travis Ling: My uncle bought a brand new Tissot watch in 1969 before he left Hong Kong for college (and for good) in the States.
The Stelux company website says: “Established in Hong Kong in 1963, the Stelux Group started business initially as a watch component manufacturer exporting stainless steel watch components overseas. Nearly a decade later in 1972, Stelux was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 84).
The name “STELUX” has its origins in the words “steel” and “luxury”, as in the early 1960’s, the stainless steel components manufactured by the Group were considered luxury products.
Since then, Stelux has transformed itself, and is now widely recognised as a leading player in the watch and optical retail and wholesale sectors. The brands operated by the Group, including, City Chain, Optical 88 and Seiko are instantly recognisable and well entrenched in the countries and territories where we operate.
In 1985, Stelux established City Chain in Hong Kong creating a totally innovative watch retailing culture… Since then, City Chain has grown from strength to strength, and now commands a regional presence with nearly 400 stores in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Mainland China.” (1)
There are three buildings in the University of Hong Kong named after Mr. Wong, namely Wong Chue Meng Building, Wong Chuang Lai Wah Building and the Meng Wah Complex.
This article was first posted on 1st February 2017.
See: Jacques Kreisler US manufacturer of watch straps/bands – Life Magazine 8th September 1947
Sources: Stelux Holdings International Ltd website
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