Profession watch and clock repairer

Watch and clock repairers maintain and repair wristwatches and clocks. They identify defects, change batteries, fit new straps, oil and replace damaged parts. They may also restore antique clocks.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Electric clocks

    Clocks and watches that use electrical power to measure the passing of time, such as electric, electronic, digital or quartz clocks and watches.

  • Components of clocks

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

  • Mechanical clocks

    Clocks and watches that use a mechanical mechanism to measure the passing of time.

Skills

  • Maintain equipment

    Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.

  • Apply company policies

    Apply the principles and rules that govern the activities and processes of an organisation.

  • Operate battery test equipment

    Operate equipment used for battery testing, such as a soldering iron, a battery tester, or a multimeter. Detect flaws affecting the battery's performance, test the battery's capacity for accumulating charge, or test its voltage output.

  • Maintain clocks

    Clean and remove grease from clock and watch components, apply oil to hinges, adjust components, and store them in a waterproof space.

  • Attach clock dials

    Attach dials or clock faces to clocks or watches.

  • Change watch battery

    Change the batteries of customers' wrist watches.

  • Provide customer follow-up services

    Register, follow-up, solve and respond to customer requests, complaints and after-sales services.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Use precision tools

    Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.

  • Provide customer information related to repairs

    Inform customers about necessary repairs or replacements, discuss products, services and costs, include accurate technical information.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Attach clock cases

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

  • Inspect clocks

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

  • Use repair manuals

    Apply the information, such as periodic maintenance charts, step by step repair instructions, troubleshooting information and overhaul procedures to perform routine maintenance and repairs.

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • Replace defect components

    Remove defective parts and replace them with functioning components.

  • Demagnetise watches

    Use a demagnetiser to remove magnetism from watches that have obtained these magnetic properties because of the presence of metals at a close distance.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain professional administration administer appointments apply precision metalworking techniques attach pendulums manage schedule of tasks ensure compliance with warranty contracts develop professional network manage a small-to-medium business order supplies issue sales invoices maintain relationship with suppliers sell clocks advise customers on jewellery and watches negotiate supplier arrangements handle jewellery and watches insurance claims keep stock records restore antique clocks