Mechanism Inspector

Inspect assembled watch winding and setting mechanisms.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mechanism Inspectors do?

Inspects assembled watch winding and setting mechanisms for mechanical and surface defects, using tweezers and loupe: Moves stem in and out to verify clicking into winding and setting positions and turns stem in each position to test for ease of winding and setting. Moves barrel of mechanism to test for amount of vertical play, using tweezers, and determining from experience whether shake is within acceptable limits. Examines movement for scratches and presence of dirt, using loupe.

Should I be a Mechanism Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Mechanism

    How to become a Mechanism Inspector

    Mechanism Inspectors often have an Associate's degree or higher. 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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