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Watch Repairer Job Description, Career as a Watch Repairer, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

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Education and Training: Varies—see profile

Salary: Median—$13.87 per hour

Employment Outlook: Poor

Definition and Nature of the Work

Watch repairers clean, repair, and adjust watches and clocks. They work in watch and jewelry repair shops, in jewelry stores, or in factories that make clocks and watches. Many watch repairers are self-employed. Watch repairers are sometimes called watchmakers.

Watch repairers use small tools to take a watch out of its case. They examine the watch with a special magnifying glass called a loupe. They may give the owner an estimate of how much it will cost to fix the watch. Watch repairers then replace or repair the broken part or parts. Sometimes they have to make a new part or alter a factory-made part to fit a watch.

Watch repairers use delicate hand tools, as well as special machines. When they work on electronic watches, they use electric meters. Watch repairers clean and oil the watch movement and test it before putting it back into its case.

Some watch repairers also wait on customers. Many sell watches, jewelry, silverware, and related items. They may also repair jewelry and do engraving. A few teach in vocational schools.

Education and Training Requirements

Most employers prefer to hire high school graduates as watch repairers. A few vocational high schools give courses in watch repairing. Some watch repairers get informal on-the-job training from experienced workers. Most watch repairers, however, learn their trade in special watch repair schools. Courses in these schools usually last one to three years. Students learn to use the tools and machines of the trade, and they learn how to recognize and solve repair problems.

Some states require watch repairers to be licensed. To get a license, watch repairers must pass an exam that tests their skills and knowledge. Watch repairers in all states can obtain certification from the American Watchmakers–Clock-makers Institute. Those who pass special tests given by the institute receive the title of Watch Technician, Certified Watchmaker, Certified Master Watchmaker, Certified Master of the Institute, Certified Clockmaker, or Certified Master Clockmaker.

Getting the Job

If attending a watch repair school, prospective workers can consult the school's placement service to facilitate finding a job. Trade associations and unions for watch repairers also provide job information. Interested individuals can apply directly to jewelry and department stores or to watch repair shops. They also can check newspaper classifieds, job banks on the Internet, or employment agencies. Watch repairers usually have some job experience before opening their own businesses.

Advancement Possibilities and Employment Outlook

Watch repairers can become supervisors or managers in large repair shops. Many open their own watch repair or jewelry shops. Jewelry businesses require more of an initial investment than watch shops, but loans are available to qualified applicants. Some watch repairers receive further training and move into fields related to watch repair. These fields include electronics and the making and repair of precision instruments used in science and engineering.

Opportunities in this field are expected to change from declining to an increase more slowly than the average through the year 2014. Opportunities were declining due to people buying inexpensive watches and replacing them rather than having them repaired. However, the popularity of expensive mechanical watches is rising resulting in a higher demand for watch repairers—though the job outlook for watch repairers is still poor. There will be some job openings to replace watch repairers who leave the field. The best opportunities will be for those with experience. Jobs in jewelry stores and watch repair shops are available in all parts of the country. Jobs in watch factories, however, are more limited.

Where to Go for More Information

American Watch Association
PO Box 464
Washington, DC 20044
(703) 759-3377
http://www.watchmakereducation.com/index.htm

American Watchmakers–Clockmakers Institute
701 Enterprise Dr.
Harrison, OH 45030
(513) 367-9800
http://www.awci.com

Jewelers of America
52 Vanderbilt Ave., 19th Fl.
New York, NY 10017
(800) 223-0673
http://www.Jewelers.org

Working Conditions

Watch repairers who work in repair shops, jewelry stores, and factories generally work in pleasant surroundings. They must be able to sit for long periods and concentrate on the small, detailed parts of a watch. They need patience and must be able to work well with their hands. Watch repairers generally work forty to forty-eight hours per week. Those who are self-employed usually work longer than salaried workers. Hours often include some evenings and weekends. Some watch repairers belong to unions.

Earnings and Benefits

The median hourly rate for watch repairers is $13.87, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, watch repairers working in retail stores sometimes receive a commission on the goods that they sell. Self-employed watch repairers usually earn more than salaried workers. However, those who have their own businesses must provide their own benefits. Many businesses that employ watch repairers are very small, so the benefits that they provide vary widely. Benefits sometimes include paid vacations and holidays, health insurance, and pension plans.

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almost 4 years ago

Hello Im solim ullah from bangladesh living in dhaka.I am 29 years old. I am a watchmaker 13 years now. i am job now Kallol Group of Companies,Senior Technician-Watch Division Jan 2006 to present ,I am a watch maker in Charles Jourdan, Citizen, Esprit, Guy- Laroche, Kolber, Longines, Pierre Cardin, Polo Club, RADO, Romanson, Swatch, Timex, Tissot, Titan, Westar.......my email: solimbd@gmail.com mobile no : +88-01715-985559

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over 5 years ago

I have been a watch repair specialist for Swiss, Japan, China made mechanical and quartz timepiece for almost 9 years now and I welcome the opportunity to be able to share my expertise in a retail company that has a collection of noted chronographs and chronometers for which it offers warrantees. I’d be delighted to be part of your team who can be an authorized watch repair specialist for these watches.

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almost 5 years ago

hello iam ia watch technican i want a job

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about 6 years ago

Dear Sir / Madam,
I wish to offer you my best regards. May I please be permitted to invite your kind attention to the following few lines.
Sir, I am a Master watchmaker having experience for decades and with an appreciation in service by Rolex, Geneva, have worked with some of the prestigious company in the Middle East and also worked in Switzerland as a watchmaker and certified for my performance. As far as my job experience concerned I have worked with all the world’s leading brands mostly Swiss, German and American. I am also experienced in complicated watches both in quartz and mechanical movements.
Presently I am working in Chittagong, Bangladesh and looking for a change. I would like to contribute my service with any of your organization as a watchmaker.
In this context I fervently wish to draw your kind attention and hope to find out a way for my long cherished desire. I am attaching herewith my testimonials for your kind consideration.
Please advise me if you need anything I may send them for your requirement. I am looking forward to hear you with great interest.
Thanking you.
Yours faithfully
Ranjit Kumar Saha.

Resume

Personal Details:
Full Name: Ranjit Kumar Saha.
Occupation: Watchmaker
Present Address: C/o- Ashim Kumar Bhuiyan, 525/547 Rajapur Lane, Anderkilla,
Chittagong 4000, Bangladesh.
Permanent Address: P.0: Mogaler Hat, Vill: Khilmogal, P.S. : Rangunia,
Chittagong, Bangladesh.
E-mail: ranjitks6@yahoo.com
Mobile Number: 008801925867007
Gender: Male.
Date of Birth: 3rd October 1946.
Place of Birth: Chittagong
Nationality: Bangladeshi.
Religion: Hindu.
Marital Status: Married.
Passport No: W0096534.
Health: Excellent health with good hand and eye coordination.
Language: English with IELTS, Bengali & Hindi.
Education: Matriculate in 1964.
Computer Skill: Microsoft Office Packages, Corresponding email and others IT kids.



Training:
Since this is our family tradition for two generations and I was trained in our won workshop in Chittagong with my father (1966-1970) who was a Master watchmaker in Chittagong.
There I was trained in complicated watches, Marine chronometers, chronographs, clocks etc. I am also efficient in making Balance staffs, Pivots, Hair spring and other spare parts using specialized tools & equipments used in watch technology.
Work History: Presently working as a watchmaker with M/S Kanungo Watch Co, 129/B, Bipani Bitan, Chittagong.
(October 2002 to 2007) Worked for Swiss Watch Group, FZCO who is the agent of Givenchy, Elle, Time Force, Aigner, Rudolph, and other variety watches.
(June 1996 -November 2001) Joined Al-Manara Jewellery in the post of a after sales service manager which includes customer service, maintenance and repairing of valuable watches of world repute such as Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Chopard, Piaget, Gerald Genta, IWC, Blancpain, Cartier, Harry Winston and others valuable watches of world repute.
(1993 to1995) I have worked for M/s B. Saha & Sons, Watchmakers and dealers in Chittagong and also installed Rivera Watches and Electronics Complex in Dhaka and trained 5 other watchmakers for assembling movements and watches.
(1984 to 1992) Worked for Rivoli in Dubai as a technical supervisor and was responsible for their products Ricoh and Nino watches. Later I was appointed as a watchmaker for their Longines and Jean d’Eve watches and I was sent to Switzerland for higher training in 1989.
(1971 to 1983) I was employed as a Watchmaker with M/S Kanungo & Sons those who are the agent of Rolex ,Tudor and Omega watches in Chittagong & was appreciated by Rolex, Geneva in 1978 for my performance to their Rolex & Tudor watches.
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almost 2 years ago

iam akhlaq i am watch meker.i am 35year old.i am work in ksa mouawad gurp.in work 8year all watch repyer chopard,pigut,ap,gp,mouawad,cartear,omega rolex,and etc,,,

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over 2 years ago

Dear sir/ma'am,

I am edlor a 15years watch technician here in the philippines,i am interested for applying abroad coz i want a change..i am humbly able to share my knowledge about watch repairing..i am good on swiss and japan watches even if it is quartz or automatic movement..

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over 3 years ago

i'm Roshan Rebera from Sri Lanka, 31 years of age male. I'm an experienced watch technician i have been in this business for 14 years As far as my job experience concerned I have worked with all the world’s leading brands mostly Swiss and Japan, I am also experienced in complicated watches both in quartz and mechanical movements.

I would like to render my service to a well respected and well established busines. my email roshanmozila@gmail.com

Many thanks,
Roshan.
25/02/2014

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over 3 years ago

ANEESH K.G
Kaliyampurath House
Thuruthi P.O
Kuruppampadi - 683545
Ernakulam Dt., Kerala
Mob : +91 9447913416 E-mail: aneeshgnair82@gmail.com

Post Applied for : Watch Technician

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Sex : Male
Age : 31years
Date of Birth : 24/02/1982
Marital Status : Married
Nationality : Indian
Religion : Hindu
Father’s Name : K.K. Gopi
Driving Licence : 40/4925/2007
Language known : Malayalam

PASSPORT DETAILS

Passport No. : G8291229
Date of Issue : 14/04/2008
Date of Expiry : 10/04/2018
Place issue : Cochin



EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
• SSLC
• ITC Electronics

WORK EXPERIENCE
3 year work as a Watch Technician in Baboos Watch House , Perumbavoor
3 year worked as a Watch Technician Swami & Company, kothamangalam
2 Years worked as a Watch Technician in Thottathil Watch House , Muvattupuzha
2 year worked as a a Watch Technician, kandirickal Times, Thodupuzha
1 year worked as a Watch Technician Seiko Authorized Service Centre, Ernakulam
5 years working as a Watch Technician my shop Anugraha watch co. , kuruppampady

DECLARATION
I hereby declare that the information given above is true to the best of my knowledge


Place : Perumbavoor
Date : 27.01.2014 ANEESH K.G

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over 4 years ago

helow! maam/sir Im interisted to apply as wach technician I have my 6 years experience!

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almost 5 years ago

hello i am watch technican i want a job
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almost 5 years ago

sir,mam i am interested to apply or work in your company as watch repairer

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about 5 years ago

Good day, I am Mr. Samuel A. Cosare Jr. I've been more than 18 years in watch repairing field and I am repairing all kinds of watches. I am welling for any opportunity.. thank
you so much and more power..

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about 5 years ago

I am watch repair,I am trying the job,please i request the vacency.,I repair an automatic,quartz Watchs

BIO-DATA

Name :Aneesh K G

Age,Date of Birth : 30 ,24-02-1982

address : Kaliyampurath (H)
Thuruthy P.O
Ernakulam(Dist), Pin-683545
Religion & Caste :Hindu, Nair

Nationaliy : Indian

Father's Name : Gopi K K

Profession :Watch Technician

Experience :13 year experience in Swiss Time House,Ernakulam

Mob No : 9447913416 ,+919447913416 ,+9447913416

Passport No. :G8291229

E-mail :aneeshgnair82@gmail.com

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over 5 years ago

I'am currently working as a watch technician in one of the famous shopping malls here in the Philippines, since my early childhood i'am aware & confident to work with these small detailed components. my late dad was also in the business of watch repairing. I'm willing to explore my skills in this job, hope there were employers abroad will help me to have a working visa.

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over 5 years ago

I'am currently working as a watch technician in one of the famous shopping malls here in the Philippines, since my early childhood i'am aware & confident to work with these small detailed components. my late dad was also in the business of watch repairing. I'm willing to explore my skills in this job, hope there were employers abroad will help me to have a working visa.

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almost 6 years ago

hi i am good watch repair my mobile number 0094725667118,,0094756877099,,0094728832539

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almost 6 years ago

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In view of the above surrendered details, I supplement humbly that since my childhood, I though I born in this world, my roots start from the soil of America as America is the champion of human rights & liberty from day one of its independence & I will make my footprint on this soil with your blessings & aid of which I am confident one day or the other,







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Subject – Job Application For Watch Technician







Respected Authority & Sir







With due regards & reference to the above-mentioned subject, I hereby submit myself as one of the efficient candidates for the above-mentioned job.







As far as my job experience is concerned I have worked in all world’s leading brand watch companies mostly Swiss based in United Arab Emirates and this profession has been passed on to me by my late father.







As per my working Ambition is concerned I work efficiently under any kind of supervision and independently, like I have worked in United Arab Emirates firms.



It would be my dream coming true towards America to work in your esteemed establishment, which in return will boost my career prospects. It is my childhood dream to work in any of the 52 States right form Washington D C to Virginia in south.







In view of the above surrendered details, I supplement humbly that since my childhood, I though I born in this world, my roots start from the soil of America as America is the champion of human rights & liberty from day one of its independence & I will make my footprint on this soil with your blessings & aid of which I am confident one day or the other,







Looking forward to your positive response & expressing my profound thanks & till then I remain,



Yours profoundly, Cell phone 0091 9886097007







Alex Steven My Email id americanherosaleem_007@hotmail.com