Glass Grinder

Grind glass or plastic blanks for use as watch crystals.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Glass Grinders do?

Grinds glass or plastic blanks to specified dimensions for use as watch crystals: Holds blank against rotating abrasive wheel to grind edge. Polishes edges of blank, using felt and pumice stones. Verifies dimensions of crystal with calipers or gauges, or fits crystal into watchcase. May glue crystal into case.


Should I be a Glass Grinder?

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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Glaze Grinder, Plate Glass Grinder

    How to become a Glass Grinder

    Most Glass Grinders 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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