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


  • 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.

  • Components of clocks

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

  • Watches and jewellery products

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


  • 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.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

  • Attach clock cases

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

  • Attach clock dials

    Attach dials or clock faces to clocks or watches.

  • 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.

  • Perform product testing

    Test processed workpieces or products for basic faults.

  • Inspect clocks

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

  • Inspect quality of products

    Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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