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Career Details :: Watch Repairers
Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Examines watch mechanism, case, and parts for defects or foreign matter, using loupe (magnifier).
- Records quantity and type of clocks repaired.
- Tests and replaces batteries and other electronic components.
- Repairs or replaces broken, damaged, or worn parts, using watchmaker's lathe, drill press, and hand tools.
- Repairs watch cases, surface defects of clocks, and watch bands.
- Removes mechanism from case and disassembles parts, such as hands, springs, or wheels, using hand tools.
- Assembles mechanism, oils moving parts, and demagnetizes mechanism, using demagnetizing machine.
- Cleans, rinses, and dries parts, using watch-cleaning machine.
- Estimates cost of watch for repair.
- Tests accuracy of balance wheel assembly, and adjusts timing regulator, using truing calipers, watch-rate recorder, and tweezers.
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- Electrical Parts Reconditioners
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- Precision Lens Grinders and Polishers
- Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
- Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators
- Tool and Die Makers
General Work Activities
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Consequence of Error