CHM sales rep turns job into passion for the last 36yrs


A SALES person who spent half of his life working with Chin H Meen (CHM) group of companies in Port Moresby loves what he does best – fixing watches.
It’s a peculiar electronics job where not everybody in the country is skilfully trained or knowledgeable at.
But Amos Ameri, 65, from Goroka, Eastern Highlands, is a self-trained professional in that field.
Ameri has worked with CHM for 36-years as a salesperson. He is also a watch repair agent at the CHM outlet at Vision City Mega Mall in Port Moresby.
He knows every watch brand from Seiko, Pulsar to Lorus and other watch brands and assists customers when they are having trouble choosing which brand they should buy.
Ameri specialises in changing watch batteries, adjusting belts, plug pins and other related repairs.
“I was a watch salesman, but overtime, customers asked if I could fixed their watches, so I started using the tools in the watch repair tool kit to fix them,” he said.
“It was done perfectly so I also managed to change batteries and adjust watch belts.
“Most people sometimes wear expensive watches and they also prefer fixing it rather than buying a new one.
“So when they look around, they ended up finding me here.
“I was a farm boy in my mid-20s farming at Mirigeda farm outside Moresby before working with CHM.
“I grew vegetables, harvest them and bring them up to a vegetable store at Gordon.
“Some of the hotels in Moresby normally placed their orders so I had to do their invoices and deliver the vegetables to each hotels, and collect the payments later.
“It was in the early nineties and the love of work, the energy, food, and the economy was good, also not much of corrupt dealings at that time with the government in those humble beginnings,” he added.
Ameri lives in Gordon. He has four grown kids – three boys and a girl. The eldest boy is married.
He has a sense of humour with an outgoing personality, is very easy going and an open book character.
He is a person who never stops smiling and respects his job.