How do watches get nominated for the Watch of the Year?
[1 ] Watches that compete for the watch of the Year title may be entered in the following categories
a. Men’s watches . less than € 2.500,- retail price
b. Men’s watches. € 2.500 to € 10.000 retail price
c. Men’s watches . € 10.000 to € 25.000 retail price
d. Men’s watches. Over € 25.000 retail price
e. Ladies watches
 In addition to these 5 categories the jury is at liberty to award prizes for technological excellence and design. The jury may also decide to award one watch with the Special Jury Award.
 all manufacturers and importers are invited to nominate in each of the 5 categories mentioned above one watch per brand.
 This nomination process leads to the long list that is presented to the members of the jury on their first meeting (April 24th this year)
 Each individual member of the jury chooses his top 5 favorites per category and uses the following scoring system: 10 points to number 1, 7 points to number 2, 5 points to number 3, 3 points to number 4 and 1 point to number 1. Each member also enters a maximum of three candidates for the technological and Design Awards. Each member sends his scores to the 00/24 office.
 At the 00/24 Office all individual scores are added. This results in a short list, with the top scoring three watches per category making up this list. The short list plus the individual recommendations for the Technological and Design Awards are send to each member of the jury. They are also published on the 00/24 WatchWorld website to give readers the possibility to vote. This vote is separate from the voting of the jury and will result in a separate Readers Award.
 All manufacturers and importers of the watches on the short list are kindly asked to present these watches in person on the second jury meeting ( June 28th this year). Only watches that are thus presented are eligible for the 00/24 Watch of the Year Awards.
 After the presentations the jury votes to decide which watches will be winning the Awards. This information is NOT communicated before the 00/24 watch of the Year Gala (September ## this year). On the evening of the Gala the third issue of 00/24 WatchWorld will be presented in which all winning watches are shown.