Watch Assembler

Assemble, test, and adjust complete watch movements.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Watch Assemblers do?

Assembles, tests, and adjusts complete watch movements according to specifications, using watchmaker’s tools and loupe: Attaches hairspring and balance assembly, train, escapement, winding and setting mechanism, mainspring, jeweled bearings, and bridges, using tweezers, hand staker, and other watchmaker’s tools, and loupe. Inspects movement for accuracy, diagnoses cause of defects, and replaces defective parts. Adjusts subassemblies, such as truing II balance and banking escapement.


Should I be a Watch Assembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Clock and Watch Assembler, Digital Watch Assembler, Fiber Optic Assembly Worker, Time Stamp Assembler

    How to become a Watch Assembler

    Most Watch Assemblers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Doctorate degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaac&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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