Watch and Clock Repairers

Repairer Fixes Watch

Watch and clock repairers clean, adjust, repair, and regulate watches, clocks, chronometers, electronic timepieces, and related instruments. Watch and clock repairers work in department and jewelry stores, at home, or in repair shops. Currently there are approximately 2,200 watch and clock repairers in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Clean, adjust, repair, and regulate watches, clocks, electronic timepieces, and related instruments
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience One to three years' postsecondary training required
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
  • Business Management
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Decline
Career Ladder
  • Watch/Clock Repair Shop Owner
  • Supervisor or Service Manager
  • Watch and Clock Repairer
  • Watch/Clock Repair Shop Helper

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