Attach inner coil of watch hairsprings to collets.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Colleters do?

Attaches inner coil of watch hairspring to collet preparatory to assembly to balance wheel: Positions collet over arbor of colleting tool, using tweezers and forces collet into place, using hand punch. Places hairspring over arbor and inserts end of inner coil into hole in collet, using tweezers and loupe. Inserts tapered brass pin into hole in collet and pulls pin through hole to secure hairspring against wall of collet, using tweezers and pliers. Cuts protruding ends of pin with pliers. May examine plane of hairspring and collet to ensure conformance to specifications.

Should I be a Colleter?

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.

  • How to become a Colleter

    Colleters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Colleter-related education!
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