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Mechanism Inspector

Inspect assembled watch winding and setting mechanisms.

What does a Mechanism Inspector do?

Inspects assembled watch winding and setting mechanisms for mechanical and surface defects, using tweezers and loupe: Moves stem in and out to verify clicking into winding and setting positions and turns stem in each position to test for ease of winding and setting. Moves barrel of mechanism to test for amount of vertical play, using tweezers, and determining from experience whether shake is within acceptable limits. Examines movement for scratches and presence of dirt, using loupe.