What does a Watch Repairer do?
Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.
- 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.
- Disassemble timepieces and inspect them for defective, worn, misaligned, or rusty parts, using loupes.
- Reassemble timepieces, replacing glass faces and batteries, before returning them to customers.
- Test timepiece accuracy and performance, using meters and other electronic instruments.
- Fabricate parts for watches and clocks, using small lathes and other machines.
- Estimate repair costs and timepiece values.
- Perform regular adjustment and maintenance on timepieces, watch cases, and watch bands.
- Adjust timing regulators, using truing calipers, watch-rate recorders, and tweezers.
- Record quantities and types of timepieces repaired, serial and model numbers of items, work performed, and charges for repairs.
- Gather information from customers about a timepiece's problems and its service history.
- Test and replace batteries and other electronic components.
- Demagnetize mechanisms, using demagnetizing machines.