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Watch Repairers

Also called: Antique Clock Repairer, Clock Repair Technician, Clock Repairer, Watch and Clock Repairer

What they do:
Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Persistence
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking


You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Sage Software Sage50
Project management software
  • GrenSoft WorkTracer
  • Upland Consulting Group Repair Traq
Data base user interface and query software
  • WatchWare Repair Shop


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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