Chronometer Balance and Hairspring Assembler

Assemble and true balances and hairspring assemblies.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

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What do Chronometer Balance and Hairspring Assemblers do?

Assembles and trues balance and hairspring assemblies used in marine chronometers, using truing II calipers and watchmaker’s tools: Attaches hairspring to collet, using watchmaker’s tools. Positions hairspring and collet assembly in truing calipers and bends hairspring to correct deficient truing, using tweezers. Attaches stud to hairspring and screws balance staff into balance wheel. Trues balance wheel, using truing calipers. Fastens balance screws, weights, and timing screws in balance wheel, using screwdriver. Inserts impulse and unlocking rollers in assembly. Poises balance wheel, using truing calipers. Connects hairspring and collet to balance wheel assembly, using watchmaker’s tools.


Should I be a Chronometer Balance and Hairspring Assembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Balance and Hairspring Assembler, Poiser, Balance

    How to Become a
    Chronometer Balance and Hairspring Assembler

    Most Chronometer Balance and Hairspring Assemblers 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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