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Career and Education Opportunities for Watch and Clock Repairers

In general, watch and clock repairers repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Watch and Clock Repairer

Watch and Clock Repairer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Watch and clock repairers oil moving parts of timepieces. They also repair or remove broken, damaged, or worn parts on timepieces, using lathes, drill presses, and hand tools. Equally important, watch and clock repairers have to clean and dry timepiece parts, using solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical watch-cleaning equipment. They are often called upon to gather data from customers about a timepiece's problems and its service history. They are expected to estimate repair costs and timepiece values. Finally, watch and clock repairers test timepiece accuracy and performance, using meters and other electronic instruments.

Every day, watch and clock repairers are expected to be able to control and manipulate objects at a fine level of detail. They need to see details at a very fine level of focus. It is also important that they control objects and devices with precise control.