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 winder
test watches for water resistance to agreed depths and Australian standards
remove watch and clock mechanisms from cases and examine them for signs of wear or damage
repair or replace faulty parts such as cracked crystals, broken hands and bent teeth or wheels
clean, 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 repairs
sell 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.