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Watchmaker and Repairer

Kaihanga/​Kaiwhakatika Karaka/​Matawā

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Watchmakers and repairers clean, repair and assemble mechanical or electronic timepieces such as watches and clocks.


Watchmakers usually earn

$34K-$55K per year

Watchmakers running their own business usually earn

$80K per year

Source: Jewellery Industry Registration Board of NZ, 2017

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a watchmaker and repairer are poor for people wanting to enter the role but good for those with experience.
Andrew Clark working on a watch at a workbench

Watchmakers examine watches and repair damaged or faulty parts (Photo: Jewellery Industry Registration Board of NZ)

Last updated 28 September 2018