Wrist Watch Repairer
Minimum - Diploma in Engineering
Will be updated
The tasks a Watch Repairer is expected to perform include:
Cleaning repairing and adjusting clocks, watches and time pieces for accurate time keeping
Examining watch pieces or clock mechanism using magnifying eyepiece to locate defects
Opening watch and disassembling components or parts of watch such as main spring, hair spring and balance staff, etc.
Cleaning part with benzene or other cleaning solution using special brushes
Checking jewels, spring, pinion joints, pivots, balance staff, etc. and determining their serviceability
Repairing or replacing broken or damaged parts and assembling watch step by step in proper sequence ensuring desired performance of each component
Lubricating pivots and operating components with thin special type of vile and soaks extra oil using pith sticks
Winding watch, observing performance and setting it with chronometer or accurate watch to regulate timing
Making necessary adjustments after set period and regulating timing both in horizontal and vertical positions to ensure accurate time keeping
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
Ability to monitor and review information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems
Well-versed with performing regular adjustment and maintenance on timepieces, watch cases, and watch bands
Knowledge of fabricating parts for watches and clocks, using small lathes and other machines
Proficient in using special screw drivers, tweezers, pincers, and other watch making tools
Knowledge of operating cleaning machine to clean delicate parts in petrol and special solutions
Will be updated
Attention to detail
Ability to focus for long hours
It is a desk job
Need not handle a team
Local travelling is not a part of this job role
Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
Work from home option is not available
Watch companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company
Shift system maybe available
Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, working hours and days are flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)
Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, eyesight problems, nerve disorders, skin problems, burns, vision and hearing impairment, etc.
Health risks include exposure to toxic chemicals, exposure to harmful levels of volatile solvents used in paint and coating, sharp crafting tools, exposure to heavy metals, radiation and dust, lifting, pushing, pulling, and repetitive tasks, confined spaces, etc.
For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 11,000 per month
For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 15,000 to INR 30,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Employment Prospects and Significant Growth of Indian Handicrafts Industry
Indian Handicrafts represent beauty, dignity, form and style. In the 1970s, the government began initiatives for the preservation of crafts and skill upgrade to focus on meeting the challenges that the sector was facing. However the focus shifted to export in the later decades. It plays a significant role in the country?s economy and provides employment to more than 7.3 million people; mostly from rural and semi-urban areas.
Today, handicrafts and handcrafted gift items manufactured and exported from India are much sought-after and have established an unsurpassable reputation in the international market. According to provisional data, the exports of Indian handicrafts in the period of April-August 2014-15 has shown an increase of US$ 256.32 million, which is about 18.06% over the same period in 2013-14. Based on historical trends, the Handicrafts sector is expected to grow by 16% during 2013?17 and by another 16% during 2017?22.
Growth in the Indian Watch Industry
Earlier watches were seen as a luxury item in India. However, watches are now witnessing a fundamental change in perception, and are now gaining respect as an essential utility item. With the liberalization of the Indian market, coupled with the rising purchasing power of the young and consumerist Indians, watch industry in India seems to have a lot of potential to grow in the global market. The availability of branded watches across India and the increasing number of exclusive branded outlets have helped the watch industry grow. The country's watch industry market size is expected to touch 15,000 crores by 2020, riding on rising income levels and increasing consumerism. The industry offers employment opportunities in manufacturing, distributing, retailing and repair and maintenance divisions. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Watch Repairer.
Watch repair & service shops across India
Watch showrooms across India
Watch manufacturers across India
Towns and cities across India