Chronometer Assembler and Adjuster

Assemble, test, and adjust marine chronometers.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

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What do Chronometer Assembler and Adjusters do?

Assembles, tests, and adjusts marine chronometers, using watchmaker’s tools and loupe: Assembles parts, such as plates, bridges, train wheels, mainspring, and fusee, in specified sequence, using tweezers and watchmaker’s tools. Greases and assembles fusee and barrel assembly. Tests assembled parts, such as fusee and barrel and train wheels for specified endshake, using tweezers. Bends parts, such as bridges, to correct insufficient or excessive endshake. Oils and greases bushings and other surfaces requiring lubrication. Cleans parts, such as plates, mainspring barrel, and hands, using buff stick moistened with benzine. Tests operation and fit of parts and subassemblies during assembly and makes adjustments to eliminate any improper fit or malfunctioning. Changes timing weights on balance wheel to correct deficient timing and tightens or replaces loose jewels, using watchmaker’s tools.

Should I be a Chronometer Assembler and Adjuster?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Chronometer Adjuster, Chronometer Assembler, Marine Chronometer Assembler

    How to Become a
    Chronometer Assembler and Adjuster

    Most Chronometer Assembler and Adjusters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Doctorate degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaac&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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