Watch and clock repairers repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. This includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.
Clock repairers’ daily job duties entail cleaning equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order, adjusting equipment to ensure optimum performance, reassembling equipment after repair, disassembling equipment to inspect for deficiencies and inspecting mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects or wear and tear. Clock repairers get further training in engraving, jewellery repair, design, or stone setting.
A prospective clock repairer should earn a high school diploma followed by a bachelors degree. Basic business and math courses that help develop verbal communication skills help progress. Mostly, aspirants learn the trade on the job.
Watch and watch repair jobs need a combination of a few personal attributes. They should work independently with precision. They should be able to trace tiny details in objects and make fine visual discriminations. They must have good manual dexterity and orderly work habits. Besides, a basic understanding of operating watch business with excellent communication ability is desirable.
Watch and watch repair jobs work in a various settings, including home businesses, department stores, shopping centres, jewellery stores, or repair shops.
Watch repairer monthly salary is commensurate to the number of working hours, amount and nature of business, skillset and employer who hires.
The ability to locate and correct defects are the most important skills for clock repairers. To succeed, a clock repairman should enjoy the technical work, possess organizational skills and work patiently to produce accurate results.
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