Watch Repairers Job Description

by Publishing Team on June 8, 2010

The Watch Repairer job function is to repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks.


The Watch Repairer oils moving parts of timepieces. The Watch Repairer repairs or replaces broken, damaged, or worn parts on timepieces, using lathes, drill presses, and hand tools. The Watch Repairer cleans, rises, and dries timepiece parts, using solutions and ultrasonic of mechanical watch cleaning machines. The Watch Repairer disassembles timepieces and inspects them for defective, worn, misaligned, or rusty parts, using loupes. The Watch Repairer reassembles timepieces, replacing glass faces and batteries, before returning them to customers. The Watch Repairer tests timepieces accuracy and performance, using meters and other electronic instruments. The Watch Repairer fabricates parts for watches and clocks, using small lathes and other machines. The Watch Repairer estimates repair costs and timepiece values. The Watch Repairer performs regular adjustment and maintenance on timepieces, watch cases, and watch bands. The Watch Repairer is required to adjust timing regulators, using truing calipers, watch-rate recorders, and tweezers.


The Watch Repairer is responsible for making decisions and solving problems. They are able to do this by analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. The Watch Repairer repairs and maintains mechanical equipment as part of their job function. They are responsible for servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical not electronic principles. The Watch Repairer is able to identify information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. The Watch Repairer develops, designs, or creates new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. The Watch Repairer uses either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles. The Watch Repairer observes, receives, and otherwise obtains information from all relevant sources. The watch Repairer uses hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. The Watch Repairer inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. The Watch Repairer must keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to your job. The Watch Repairer estimates sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.


The Watch Repairer needs the ability to see details at close range since they are working with very tiny parts at time and must be very careful as to the placement of each part. They also need the ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. The Watch Repairer needs the ability to make precise coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. The Watch Repairer needs the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. The Watch Repairer needs the ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules for example patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations.


The Watch Repairer repairs machines or systems using the needed tools. They must have the skill to determine the cause of operating errors and decide what to do in order to repair a watch or clock. The Watch Repairer must have the skill to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. They must be able to identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. The Watch Repairer needs the skill to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed. The Watch Repairer must have the skill to control operations of equipment or systems. The Watch Repairer works with the public as well as with the product so they must continue to look for ways to help the customer. They need to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. The Watch Repairer must give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. They need to be able to convey information effectively so that the customer understands the problem and the things necessary to repair the watch or clock.

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