Watch Train Assembler

Assemble, inspect, and adjust watch trains.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Watch Train Assemblers do?

Assembles, inspects, and adjusts watch train, using watchmaker’s tools, loupe, and holding fixture: Examines parts to ensure freedom from defects, using loupe. Positions pillar plate in holding fixture and inserts pivots of wheel staffs into holes drilled in pillar plate jewels, using tweezers. Positions train bridge over wheels, aligns pivots with jewels in bridge, and screws bridge to pillar plate, using tweezers and screwdriver. Inspects assembled watch train for meshing of wheels and pinions and endshake of wheels, using tweezers and loupe [INSPECTOR, WATCH TRAIN]. Moves jeweled bearings specified distance to correct deficient endshake, using micrometer and hand staking tool.


Should I be a Watch Train 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.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Assembler, Watch Train

    How to become a Watch Train Assembler

    Most Watch Train 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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