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Glossary of watchmaking

Micromechanic

Micromécanicien | 精密加工技術者 | 微型机械技师

Micromécanicien © CIFOM Ecole Technique Le Locle

Though historically associated with the watch industry, micro-mechanics are not limited to the manufacturing of clocks and watches. They are also used in other areas such as medicine and aeronautics. The micromechanic manufactures tools used for industrial production of watch parts. A good micromechanic must be meticulous, precise and enjoy detailed manual work. Every stage in manufacturing or assembly-work must be carried out exactly as stipulated on technical documents, completing each stage in the prescribed order and using the proper tools.

Micromechanics can work in four areas: manufacturing of parts on CNC machines, precision-turning, stamping/moulding and manufacturing of prototypes.


Source: ETVJ Le Sentier; Ordinance of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation - SERI, November 13th 2012