Hands Assembler

Attach hands to the faces of the clocks and watches.

What does a Hands Assembler do?

Attaches hands to faces of clocks and watches: Places movement in holding fixture of hand staking tool. Positions hour hand on hour wheel and forces hand over arbor to secure friction tight fit, using staking punch. Positions minute hand over cannon pinion of minute wheel and secures fit, using staking punch. Aligns hour hand with specified hour marking, and minute hand with numeral twelve. Bends tips of hands with tweezers to conform to curvature of dial. Presses second hand over fourth wheel arbor and secures fit. Winds watch and observes movement of hands to determine specified clearance between hands, dial, and crystal. Observes and handles minute parts, using loupe and tweezers.