Watch and clock repairers clean, repair and adjust mechanical and electronic timepieces.
Duties & Tasks
Watch and clock repairers may perform the following tasks:replace watch power sources such as batteries and capacitors perform minor repairs to watch parts including bands, glass, crown and windertest watches for water resistance to agreed depths and Australian standardsremove watch and clock mechanisms from cases and examine them for signs of wear or damagerepair or replace faulty parts such as cracked crystals, broken hands and bent teeth or wheelsclean, test and lubricate watch and clock components test and analyse electronic circuits in quartz watches and clocks reassemble, fit and adjust timepieces to make sure they work correctly provide customers with description and estimated cost of repairssell new and used watches and clocks to the public.
The watch servicing industry uses both mechanical and electronic technologies. There is more demand for electronic watch servicing, although an increase in the popularity of mechanical watches has resulted in an increased demand for their servicing.par Watch and clock repairers spend extended periods at workbenches concentrating on detailed work.
- enjoy technical work good eyesight (may be corrected) above-average sensitivity of touch patience for fine, continuous work high level of cleanliness and tidiness good hand-eye coordination high level of organisational skills.