Balance Wheel Motion Inspector

Examine the motions of a watch balance wheel as it swings around an arc.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Balance Wheel Motion Inspectors do?

Examines motion of watch balance wheel to verify that wheel swings around an arc of at least 180 degrees, using holding fixture and loupe: Winds and positions watch in holding fixture. Examines swing of wheel utilizing balance arm as point of reference, to verify that swing is at least 180 degrees of arc, using loupe. Disassembles faulty balance wheel movements for repair.


Should I be a Balance Wheel Motion Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Final Inspector, Balance Wheel, Inspector, Balance Wheel Motion

    How to Become a
    Balance Wheel Motion Inspector

    Most Balance Wheel Motion Inspectors 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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