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Watch and Clock Repairer

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Watch and clock repairers clean, service, repair and sometimes restore watches and clocks and, if they work in a shop, may also sell them.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for watch and clock repairers range from £15,000 to £25,000 a year. With experience this can rise to over £30,000 a year. Specialist repairers can earn over £40,000 a year. Self-employed repairers can earn more.

Conditions

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Getting In

Most openings are with small employers, either specialised repair firms or retail jewellers. Some watch and clock repairers may work in centralised service workshops or in the museum service.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
2122
0.4 %
RISE
2024
2130
  United Kingdom
2019
18292
0.9 %
RISE
2024
18454

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Creative and Cultural Skills website has a section on jewellery which covers careers information, jobs and opportunities in jewellery including watchmaking and repair.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Horological Institute Ltd
Tel: 01636 813795
E-mail: info@bhi.co.uk
Website: http://www.bhi.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clockandwatchuk/

Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Tel: 020 7998 8120
E-mail: clerk@clockmakers.org
Website: http://www.clockmakers.org

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