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Timing Device Assemblers & Adjusters

Also called: Calibration Specialist, Clockmaker, Watch Technician, Watchmaker

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What they do:
Perform precision assembling, adjusting, or calibrating, within narrow tolerances, of timing devices such as digital clocks or timing devices with electrical or electronic components.
On the job, you would:
  • Assemble and install components of timepieces to complete mechanisms, using watchmakers' tools and loupes.
  • Observe operation of timepiece parts and subassemblies to determine accuracy of movement, and to diagnose causes of defects.
  • Test operation and fit of timepiece parts and subassemblies, using electronic testing equipment, tweezers, watchmakers' tools, and loupes.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady
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
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • At Your Service Software At Your Service Repair software
  • Data entry software
Point of sale POS software
  • Retail sales software
Analytical or scientific software
  • Maplesoft Maple


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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