Hands Assembler

Attach hands to the faces of the clocks and watches.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hands Assemblers do?

Attaches hands to faces of clocks and watches: Places movement in holding fixture of hand staking tool. Positions hour hand on hour wheel and forces hand over arbor to secure friction tight fit, using staking punch. Positions minute hand over cannon pinion of minute wheel and secures fit, using staking punch. Aligns hour hand with specified hour marking, and minute hand with numeral twelve. Bends tips of hands with tweezers to conform to curvature of dial. Presses second hand over fourth wheel arbor and secures fit. Winds watch and observes movement of hands to determine specified clearance between hands, dial, and crystal. Observes and handles minute parts, using loupe and tweezers.


Should I be a Hands Assembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Assembler, Handbags, Hand Assembler

    How to become a Hands Assembler

    Hands Assemblers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hands Assembler-related education!
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