Raise and bend outer coils of watch hairsprings to ensure overcoiling.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Overcoilers do?

Raises and bends outer coil of watch hairsprings to ensure overcoiling: Positions balance assembly in holding fixture, using tweezers. Threads stud end of spring through fixture and clamps end securely. Adjusts series of levers to raise outer coil specified distance above plane of spring and straighten raised portion parallel with plane of spring. Pinches and bends outer coil to obtain concentric position with inner coils and to ensure overcoiling, using loupe and tweezers.

Should I be an Overcoiler?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

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    Overcoilers 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 Overcoiler-related education!
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