Hairspring Truer

Examine and adjust hairspring assemblies to ensure alignment of hairspring.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hairspring Truers do?

Examines and adjusts hairspring assemblies to ensure horizontal and circular alignment of hairspring, using truing II calipers, loupe, and watchmaker’s tools: Mounts hairspring and balance wheel assembly between jaws of truing calipers. Turns wheel of caliper and examines spring to determine if center coils appear as perfect circles, using loupe. Bends inner coil of spring away from or toward collet to locate center of collet in center of spring and to correct errors resulting from faulty colleting of coil, using tweezers. Estimates space between collet and first inner coil to determine if space is within acceptable limits, and bends coil to correct errors, using tweezers. Examines plane of hairspring to determine if coils are parallel to plane of collet and raises or lowers individual coils to correct discrepancies, using tweezers.

Should I be a Hairspring Truer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Hairspring Truer

    Most Hairspring Truers 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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