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Adjuster Alarm Mechanism Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Adjust alarm mechanism lubricates moving parts of electric alarm clock assemblies, using handtools
  • Clamp lead wires of clock motors to current outlet
  • Bend alarm striker, turns alarm indicators to specified setting and pulls & turns set shafts to adjust set alarm, using tweezers, pliers and knife
  • Observe mechanism in operation to verify freedom of moving parts
  • Lubricate moving parts, using brush lubricant
  • Place acceptable assemblies on conveyor for further processing places defective assemblies in tray for repair
  • Tally number of mechanisms adjusted, using counter, and records production.

Adjuster And Inspector Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Inspect and tests watch and clock subassemblies and completed watch movements for mechanical & visual defects & makes adjustments to correct defects, using watchmakers tools loupe
  • Inspect banking of pallet, lock, drop and slide of escapement
  • Verify that hairspring is level & centered [Inspector, Hairspring Truing clock and watch ] and inspects and adjusts beat [Put-In-Beat Adjuster clock watch ]
  • Test endshake vertical play of wheels , using tweezers, to verify that shake is within acceptable limits
  • Examine spring to verify centering between regulator pins centers regulator lever
  • Examine movement for scratches, and blows out dust or dirt, using airhose
  • Activate watch and clock movements compares time indicated with master clock to verify accuracy of movements
  • Listen to movements in operation to detect excessive noise
  • Turn time and alarm shafts pulls alarm buttons to test alarm mechanisms for freedom of movement
  • Examine external surfaces for defects, like cracked or scratched cases or crystals, loose or misaligned hands, and faulty printing on dials
  • Oils or inspects oiling of pallet stones jeweled bearings
  • Disassemble movement to point of error replaces defective parts, using watchmakers tools
  • Observe minute parts with aid of loupe
  • May clean parts with soft leather polish case with chamois.

Alarm Mechanism Adjuster Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Adjust alarm mechanism lubricates moving parts of electric alarm clock assemblies, using handtools
  • Clamp lead wires of clock motors to current outlet
  • Bend alarm striker, turns alarm indicators to specified setting and pulls & turns set shafts to adjust set alarm, using tweezers, pliers and knife
  • Observe mechanism in operation to verify freedom of moving parts
  • Lubricate moving parts, using brush lubricant
  • Place acceptable assemblies on conveyor for further processing places defective assemblies in tray for repair
  • Tally number of mechanisms adjusted, using counter, and records production.

Arbor End Mainspring Former Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Form arbor end arbor spiral on watch mainsprings so arbor end will fit snugly around arbor hole, using hand forming tool
  • Mount mainspring and arbor blanks in forming tool, using tweezers and moves levers to form specified end spiral.

Assembler Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble and installs chime-controlling mechanisms in master clocks according to blueprints sketches, using watchmakers tools
  • Bolt mounting casting which houses clock chimes mechanisms to inner rear panel of master clockcase
  • Install toggle-switch & cut-off secondaries, for opening closing chime-mechanism circuit, on panel and makes wire connections
  • Disassemble, examines, repairs, or adjusts spring-wound clock, and reassembles clock [Watch Repairer clock watch ] adding strike-control parts, like hour-strike spring to hour mechanism, night-spot cutout to hour hand sleeve-wheel, and minute-mercury ring to minute mechanism
  • Bolt assembled clock mechanism in position on mounting casting
  • Assemble parts, like dial, hour and minute hands, contact springs, motor drum condenser, and makes wire connections to complete master clock mechanism
  • Install completed assembly into master clockcase.

Assembler Movement Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble watch, clock, and appliance timer movements, using handtools power tools
  • Position front plate assembly in holding fixture
  • Position setting & winding mechanisms on front plate and positions escapement, pallet and train pivot in pivot holes of front plate, using tweezers loupe
  • Position backplate over pillars aligns pivots of parts with pivot holes in backplate
  • Fasten backplate to movement, using pneumatic screwdriver
  • Attach alarm components to alarm clock movements, installs motors in electric clocks, and assembles motors and appliance timers, using handtools pneumatic screwdriver
  • Record quantity of movements assembled.

Assembler Watch Train Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble, inspects, and adjusts watch train center, third, fourth, and escape wheels with pinions , using watchmakers tools, loupe, and holding fixture
  • Examine parts for making sure freedom from defects, using loupe
  • Position pillar plate in holding fixture inserts pivots of wheel staffs into holes drilled in pillar plate jewels, using tweezers
  • Position train bridge over wheels, aligns pivots with jewels in bridge, and screws bridge to pillar plate, using tweezers screwdriver
  • Inspect assembled watch train for meshing of wheels and pinions and endshake vertical play of wheels, using tweezers and loupe [Inspector, Watch Train clock watch ]
  • Move jeweled bearings specified distance to correct deficient endshake, using micrometer hand staking tool.

Auto Clocks Repairer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Repair surface defects in battery-operated clocks for motor vehicles, using handtools
  • Examine rejected clock for defects, like scratched or broken lens, damaged backplate and bent or missing hands
  • Remove replaces defective parts, using handtools, like punch, tweezers, staking tool and screwdriver
  • Place repaired clock in tray for retiming
  • Record quantity type of clocks repaired.

Automatic Drilling machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend one or more semiautomatic machines that perform machining operations, like drilling, boring, tapping, and chamfering holes in clock or watch parts, like balance wheels, watch plates, and bridges
  • Position clamps part to machine table under cutting tool or inserts part in machine nest, chuck, or over positioning pins in spindle
  • Depress pedal or moves controls to start machine that automatically machines part to specifications
  • Remove part from machine at completion of cycle or activates control that ejects part from machine
  • Inspect and measures part for conformance to specifications, using loupe fixed gauges
  • Change replaces worn or broken tools
  • Clean metal chips from machine with brush or airhose
  • Notify supervisor when machine malfunctions
  • May tend battery of one kind of machine which may be set up to perform one or several different operations
  • Worker may be designated according to machine tended or operation performed as Balance-Wheel-Screw-Hole Driller clock and watch , Boring-Machine Operator clock and watch , Chamfering-Machine Operator clock and watch , Reamer clock & watch , Tapping-Machine Operator, Automatic clock watch .

Automatic Engraver Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend battery of automatic engraving machines that inscribe numerals words on watch parts
  • Load paddle manually with specified watch parts
  • Insert paddle into machine pulls lever to automatically secure paddle in position for scribing
  • Press button to start machine operation initiate engraving cycle
  • Inspect finished pieces to detect engraving faults, like skips, incorrectly located engraving, and irregular cut, using loupe location gauge.



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