What do Watch Repairers do?

Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.

  • Oil moving parts of timepieces.
  • Repair or replace broken, damaged, or worn parts on timepieces, using lathes, drill presses, and hand tools.
  • Clean, rinse, and dry timepiece parts, using solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical watch-cleaning machines.
  • Disassemble timepieces and inspect them for defective, worn, misaligned, or rusty parts, using loupes.
  • Reassemble timepieces, replacing glass faces and batteries, before returning them to customers.
  • Test timepiece accuracy and performance, using meters and other electronic instruments.
  • Fabricate parts for watches and clocks, using small lathes and other machines.
  • Estimate repair costs and timepiece values.
  • Perform regular adjustment and maintenance on timepieces, watch cases, and watch bands.
  • Adjust timing regulators, using truing calipers, watch-rate recorders, and tweezers.
  • Record quantities and types of timepieces repaired, serial and model numbers of items, work performed, and charges for repairs.
  • Gather information from customers about a timepiece's problems and its service history.
  • Test and replace batteries and other electronic components.
  • Demagnetize mechanisms, using demagnetizing machines.

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Necessary Skills

  • Repairing
  • Active Listening
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Troubleshooting

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