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Watch and Clock Repairers
The employment of watch and clock repairers is expected to decline rapidly through 2018. A shortage of trained watchmakers and repairers has resulted from the growing popularity of electronic quartz timepieces, which are less expensive than mechanical clocks and watches and generally require fewer repairs. Since many watches and clocks produced today cost as much or more to repair as to replace, owners tend to discard their old or broken items. However, sales of high-grade watches (such as Rolex) have made a comeback.