Watch Fitter AFP
Watch Fitter AFP
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
- Length of training:
- 2 years
- German, French
- Federal vocational education and training certificate
Compulsory education completed
The watch fitter apprentice/student learns to assemble the different components of a high-end mechanical or electronic watch movement, to assemble the dial on the movement, and to fit the hands. He/she trains either in the workplace with additional studies at a vocational college, or as a full-time student at BBZ/CFP technical college in Biel/Bienne.
He or she also learns to adjust the sprung balance, a vital component in ensuring a watch's precision and part of the regulating of a mechanical movement.
Apprenticeship training is completed by theory which is taught either at the college or on inter-company courses.
Source: Convention patronale de l’Industrie horlogère suisse, Training Plan, January 29th 2015
Berufsbildungszentrum - Centre de Formation Professionnelle Biel/Bienne (BBZ-CFP)
Centre Interrégional de Formation des Montagnes neuchâteloises - École Technique Le Locle (CIFOM-ET)
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École Technique de la Vallée de Joux Le Sentier (ETVJ)
Le SentierRead more
ZeitZentrum Uhrmacherschule Grenchen
Ecole d'horlogerie de Genève
Centre Jurassien d’Enseignement et de Formation - Division Technique Porrentruy (CEJEF/DIVTEC)
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