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Watchmaker

Lombard, Illinois, United StatesAfter-Sales Services

Job description

Founded in 1884, Breitling is a leading Swiss watchmaker. The innovative company defined the modern chronograph and pioneered the navigational tool watch. Today, it’s still breaking new ground as a casual, inclusive, and sustainable luxury brand with more than 250 industrial loft-inspired retail locations around the world. Breitling’s collections center around air, land, and sea pursuits, all captured in the brand’s unmistakable modern-retro style. The exceptional quality of every watch movement is confirmed by its status as a COSC-certified chronometer, and the brand remains one of only a handful of independent watchmakers to produce its own manufacture calibers. Combining classic watchmaking with the latest innovations, Breitling is both a company with history and one that’s ahead of its time.

Position Summary: The Breitling Watchmaker must have knowledge of both mechanical and quartz time pieces. The Watchmaker is responsible for the complete servicing of all Breitling models which include mechanical and quartz movements. Main objective is to follow the proper protocol for the repair of mechanical and/or quartz timepieces.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Complete service of all Breitling models which include mechanical and quartz movements, In-house movements, ETA based movements and Modular Chronograph movements.
  • Test timepiece for accuracy and performance, using specific tools and equipment.
  • Test and regulate the timing of mechanical timepieces.
  • Record quantities and types of timepieces repaired, serial and model numbers of items, and work performed.
  • Set the dial and the hands onto a watch while adhering to tight manufacturing tolerances.
  • Disassembly/assembly of case and bracelet.
  • Work closely with local management to ensure quality control standards or repairs.
  • Work closely with management on any specific temporary projects.

Job requirements

Skills, Knowledge, and Personal Attributes Required:
  • Watchmaker with WOSTEP, SAWTA, AWCI 21 or similar certification
  • 2 – 3 year’s watchmaking experience
  • Experience in escapement and hairspring adjustments
  • High flexibility, team oriented, hard worker
  • Good organization skills
  • Very detail oriented
  • Computer knowledge
  • Ability to remain in a seated position for an extended period of time
  • Willingness to work overtime if needed

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to hold, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Breitling is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

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