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Watch Repairers

Also called: Clock Repairer, Watch and Clock Repairer, Watch Estimator, Watch Technician (Watch Tech)

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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:
  • Clean, rinse, and dry timepiece parts, using solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical watch-cleaning machines.
  • Adjust timing regulators, using truing calipers, watch-rate recorders, and tweezers.
  • Reassemble timepieces, replacing glass faces and batteries, before returning them to customers.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills

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

Abilities

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

Personality

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
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

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

Education

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

Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:

  • Watch Repairer

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$35,770
$21,340
$62,410

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