Hairspring Assembler

Assemble, inspect, and adjust watch hairsprings and balance assemblies.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

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What do Hairspring Assemblers do?

Assembles, inspects, and adjusts watch hairspring and balance assemblies, using watchmaker’s tools: Attaches hairspring to collet and stud [COLLETER 715.684-066; STUDDER, HAIRSPRING 715.684-186], and assembles parts of hairspring and balance, using punch, staking tool, tweezers, and other watchmaker’s tools. Overcoils spring [OVERCOILER 715.684-150], and trues spring [HAIRSPRING TRUER 715.381-058]. Poises balance wheel. Locates vibrating point [HAIRSPRING VIBRATOR 715.381-062]. Inspects and adjusts hairspring and balance assembly [INSPECTOR HAIRSPRING I 715.381-066].


Should I be a Hairspring Assembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Advanced Manufacturing Associate, Hairspring Setter, Hairspring Staker, Watch-Hairspring Assembler

    How to become a Hairspring Assembler

    Most 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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