Crystal Cutter

Grind improperly fitting watch crystals.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Crystal Cutters do?

Grinds improperly fitting watch crystals to specified size and to remove rough or chipped edges, using abrasive wheel. Brushes crystal with lacquer and dries crystal under heat lamp to protect surface of crystal. Examines and measures crystals to ensure conformance to specifications, using loupe, calipers, and micrometer.


Should I be a Crystal Cutter?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Crystal Lapper

    How to become a Crystal Cutter

    Most Crystal Cutters 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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