Mechanism Assembler

Assemble parts of watch winding and setting mechanisms to pillar plates.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mechanism Assemblers do?

Assembles parts of watch winding and setting mechanism to pillar plate: Positions clutch lever, clutch-lever spring, setting wheel, and minute wheel on plate, using loupe and tweezers. Places yoke over parts, and secures yoke with screws. May oil clutch and winding pinion, using oil-filled hypodermic.


Should I be a Mechanism Assembler?

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

  • How to become a Mechanism Assembler

    Mechanism 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 Mechanism Assembler-related education!
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