DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
49-9064 Watch Repairers
Occupational Description:Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change 2010 - 2020|
|Tool and Die Makers||1,880||$22.99/hr||3.1%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians||960||$13.29/hr||12.8%|
|Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers||740||$15.70/hr||20.1%|
|Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers||390||$16.82/hr||-20.9%|
|Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers||370||$19.82/hr||8.9%|
|Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers||320||$19.19/hr||5.5%|
|Locksmiths and Safe Repairers||170||$18.37/hr||23.8%|
|Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators||N/A||$15.19/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Watch Repairers
- Repairs or replaces broken, damaged, or worn parts, using watchmaker's lathe, drill press, and hand tools.
- Tests and replaces batteries and other electronic components.
- Repairs watch cases, surface defects of clocks, and watch bands.
- Examines watch mechanism, case, and parts for defects or foreign matter, using loupe (magnifier).
- Records quantity and type of clocks repaired.
- Estimates cost of watch for repair.
- Removes mechanism from case and disassembles parts, such as hands, springs, or wheels, using hand tools.
- Assembles mechanism, oils moving parts, and demagnetizes mechanism, using demagnetizing machine.
- Cleans, rinses, and dries parts, using watch-cleaning machine.
- Tests accuracy of balance wheel assembly, and adjusts timing regulator, using truing calipers, watch-rate recorder, and tweezers.