Balance Truer

Test watch balance wheels that the rims are concentric with the staff axis.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Balance Truers do?

Tests and adjusts watch balance wheels to ensure that rim is concentric with staff axis: Mounts balance wheel and staff on test stand or between jaws of truing II calipers, using tweezers, and twirls wheel by hand. Determines that dial gauge readings are within acceptable limits as rim of revolving wheel brushes against gauge arm on test stand, or determines no clearance variation between rim of wheel and caliper index pointer placed above rim, using loupe. Bends rim to eliminate distortions, using tweezers or rim wrench.

Should I be a Balance Truer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Balance Truer

    Most Balance Truers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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