Repairs, cleans, and adjusts mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks.
This career is part of the Arts, A/V Technology and Communication cluster Visual and Design Arts pathway.
A person in this career:
- Oils moving parts of timepieces.
- Repairs or replaces broken, damaged, or worn parts on timepieces, using lathes, drill presses, and hand tools.
- Cleans, rinses, and dries timepiece parts, using solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical watch-cleaning machines.
- Disassembles timepieces and inspects them for defective, worn, misaligned, or rusty parts, using loupes.
- Reassembles timepieces, replacing glass faces and batteries, before returning them to customers.
- Tests timepiece accuracy and performance, using meters and other electronic instruments.
- Fabricates parts for watches and clocks, using small lathes and other machines.
- Estimates repair costs and timepiece values.
- Performs regular adjustment and maintenance on timepieces, watch cases, and watch bands.
- Records quantities and types of timepieces repaired, serial and model numbers of items, work performed, and charges for repairs.
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