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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- 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.
- Mechanical clocks
Clocks and watches that use a mechanical mechanism to measure the passing of time.
- Components of clocks
Components present in clocks and watches, such as the wheelwork, battery, dials, and hands.
- 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.
- Inspect clocks
Inspect clocks and watches and their components for any defects, deterioration or damage. Check electronic timepieces with measuring and testing instruments.
- 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.
- Replace defect components
Remove defective parts and replace them with functioning components.
- Maintain equipment
Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.
- Change watch battery
Change the batteries of customers' wrist watches.
- 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.
- 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.
- Provide customer follow-up services
Register, follow-up, solve and respond to customer requests, complaints and after-sales services.
- Use precision tools
Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.
- Attach clock dials
Attach dials or clock faces to clocks or watches.
- 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.
- Maintain clocks
Clean and remove grease from clock and watch components, apply oil to hinges, adjust components, and store them in a waterproof space.
- Apply company policies
Apply the principles and rules that govern the activities and processes of an organisation.
- 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 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.
- Attach clock cases
Attach clock or watch case to enclose and protect the clockwork or module.
- Provide customer information related to repairs
Inform customers about necessary repairs or replacements, discuss products, services and costs, include accurate technical information.