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Watch and Clock Repairers - 49-9064.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Antique Clock Repairer
  • Clock Repair Technician
  • Clock Repairer
  • Watch and Clock Repairer
  • Watch Estimator
  • Watch Repair Person
  • Watch Repair Technician
  • Watch Repairer
  • Watch Technician (Watch Tech)

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Adjust timing regulators, using truing calipers, watch-rate recorders, and tweezers.
  • Clean, rinse, and dry timepiece parts, using solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical watch-cleaning machines.
  • Demagnetize mechanisms, using demagnetizing machines.
  • Disassemble timepieces and inspect them for defective, worn, misaligned, or rusty parts, using loupes.
  • Estimate repair costs and timepiece values.
  • Fabricate parts for watches and clocks, using small lathes and other machines.
  • Gather information from customers about a timepiece's problems and its service history.
  • Oil moving parts of timepieces.
  • Order supplies, including replacement parts, for timing instruments.
  • Perform regular adjustment and maintenance on timepieces, watch cases, and watch bands.
  • Reassemble timepieces, replacing glass faces and batteries, before returning them to customers.
  • Record quantities and types of timepieces repaired, serial and model numbers of items, work performed, and charges for repairs.
  • Repair or replace broken, damaged, or worn parts on timepieces, using lathes, drill presses, and hand tools.
  • Test and replace batteries and other electronic components.
  • Test timepiece accuracy and performance, using meters and other electronic instruments.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Clean workpieces or finished products.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Record information about parts, materials or repair procedures.
  • Repair electronic equipment.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • WSN-2 Stabilized Gyrocompass Technician (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Watch Repairer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Repairer, Auto Clocks
  • Watch Repairer
  • Watch Repairer Apprentice