Hairspring Adjuster

Inspect and adjust watch hairsprings after assembly to pillar plates.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hairspring Adjusters do?

Inspects and adjusts watch hairsprings after assembly to pillar plate for conformance to mechanical specifications, using loupe, holding device, and tweezers: Mounts assembly in holding device. Examines outer coil to verify that coil is centered between regulator pins, and that positioning of overcoil is within acceptable limits, using loupe. Pinches segment of coil to position and level coil, using tweezers. Spins balance wheel to verify that all coils of spring are within same plane and concentric with collet when oscillating. Adjusts coils to correct discrepancies, using tweezers.

Should I be a Hairspring Adjuster?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become a Hairspring Adjuster

    Most Hairspring Adjusters 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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