Repairs, cleans, and adjusts mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway.
A person in this career:
- Cleans, rinses, and dries timepiece parts, using solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical watch-cleaning machines.
- Adjusts timing regulators, using truing calipers, watch-rate recorders, and tweezers.
- Reassembles timepieces, replacing glass faces and batteries, before returning them to customers.
- Disassembles timepieces and inspect them for defective, worn, misaligned, or rusty parts, using loupes.
- Oils moving parts of timepieces.
- Estimates repair costs and timepiece values.
- Repairs or replaces broken, damaged, or worn parts on timepieces, using lathes, drill presses, and hand tools.
- Tests timepiece accuracy and performance, using meters and other electronic instruments.
- Performs regular adjustment and maintenance on timepieces, watch cases, and watch bands.
- Orders supplies, including replacement parts, for timing instruments.