Profession clock and watchmaker

Clock and watchmakers make mechanical or electronic clocks and watches. They use precision hand tools or automated machinery to assemble the timing devices. Clock and watchmakers may also repair clocks or watches. They can work in workshops or in factories.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Time-display methods

    Types of time-display methods of clocks, such as those of analog clocks, digital clocks, word clocks, projection clocks, auditory clocks, multi-display clocks, or tactile clocks.

  • Watches and jewellery products

    The offered watches and jewellery products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Components of clocks

    Components present in clocks and watches, such as the wheelwork, battery, dials, and hands.

Skills

  • Inspect clocks

    Inspect clocks and watches and their components for any defects, deterioration or damage. Check electronic timepieces with measuring and testing instruments.

  • Attach clock dials

    Attach dials or clock faces to clocks or watches.

  • Attach clock cases

    Attach clock or watch case to enclose and protect the clockwork or module.

  • Repair clocks

    Identify problems on clocks or watches, check for deterioration, disassemble parts, regulate, adjust, and replace deficient components.

  • Mount clock wheelwork

    Mount the wheelwork components of clocks and watches and attach with screws.

  • Use watchmaker's tools

    Use tools commonly used for watchmaking and repairing. Common categories include band tools, watch battery tools, cleaning tools, screwdrivers, brushes, flex shaft, loupes or magnifiers, tap and die sets, watch testers, watch repair kits, watch crystal tools, watch back openers, gauges, glues, demagnitisers, hammers, oils, watch movement tools, bergeon watch tools, horotec watch tools, watch hand tools, soldering tools, watch polishing tools, and tweezers.

  • Oversee quality control

    Monitor and assure the quality of the provided goods or services by overseeing that all the factors of the production meet quality requirements. Supervise product inspection and testing.

  • Attach clock hands

    Attach the hour, minute, and second clock or watch hands to the clockface using hex nuts and wrenches. Ensure that the hands on the clockface are parallel and aligned.

Optional knowledge and skills

apply precision metalworking techniques operate engraving equipment estimate value of used jewellery and watches timing devices types of watches maintain jewels and watches maintain clocks repair electronic components use precision tools change watch battery perform resource planning use specialised tools in electric repairs estimate value of clocks develop production line conservation techniques apply restoration techniques precision mechanics use cad software assemble electrical components characteristics of precious metals electric clocks mechanical clocks read standard blueprints engrave patterns communicate with customers operate precision measuring equipment sell clocks estimate cost of jewellery and watches' maintenance monitor machine operations operate metal polishing equipment design clocks attach pendulums micromechanics develop product design operate precision machinery electronics advise customers on clocks advise customers on jewellery and watches