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Watchmaker

Watchmaker

Full-time

Date Posted: 3/6/2024
Location: Glasgow
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Laings is a prestigious family-run jewellers with a legacy spanning over 180 years. Established in 1840 and now safely in the hands of the sixth generation of the Laing family, Laings is one of the largest independent jewellery businesses in the UK. With seven showrooms across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Southampton, and Cardiff, Laings offers an expertly curated selection of fine jewellery and luxury watches from some of the world’s most prestigious brands.

Last year we proudly opened the Laings Watchmaking Service Centre in the heart of Glasgow City Centre to support our expanding Services business. Due to our continuing growth, we are delighted to be offering a further Watchmaker career opportunity. As our Watchmaker you will join our passionate artisan team, dedicated to the long-term vision of investing in our heritage and keeping unique skills alive.

Our Watchmaking Workshop is a geographical first, with state-of-the-art design and equipment. We offer all who join us a welcoming, modern workplace along with abundant opportunities to train with and work alongside our industry leaders. The broader Watchmaking Service Centre comprises of a multi-bench workshop, with Watchmakers, Technicians, a staffed Polishing Workshop, materials, and logistics department, where quality of work is everyone’s most valued objective.

We warmly welcome you to take a step into our wonderful space and meet our amazing team by accessing this link: https://youtu.be/ELF53YLjSpc

With our luxury brand portfolio, you will further be able to have an opportunity to work on quality timepieces to support our upcoming flagship store, located on Buchanan Street, featuring Rolex and Patek Philippe agencies.

Here Is How We See Your Role:

Responsible for complete services of modern wristwatches across a number of calibres and brands alongside a passionate team who put quality and luxury first.

The Perfect Person We are Looking for Must Have:

  • Either a watchmaking qualification or evidence of experience within the field.
  • Experience in servicing mechanical watch movements.
  • A focus on quality and excellence.
  • Have an enthusiastic and positive personality and effectively manage your time and productivity whilst at work.
  • Proven organisational skills, as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Technically minded with a proven track record of working meticulously & accurately.

 

Why Laings?

We are focused on creating an inclusive culture that nurtures individuality, personal and professional growth, contributing to driving our proud legacy of Laings. Our principles of culture are based on mutual respect, honesty, and trust, to foster an environment ensuring that our passionate employees feel inspired every day.

From unrivalled industry training to discounts on some of the UK leading retailers, Laings has built our approach to benefits around our employees to ensure their happiness, health, and wellbeing. Our benefits are also flexible, meaning that employees can choose benefits to match their individual needs through our bespoke benefits platform.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer who encourages candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.

Please forward your CV and covering letter via email to: careers@laingsuk.com

Polisher

Polisher

Full-time

Date Posted: 11/1/24
Location: Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
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Salary Competitive, depending upon experience

Holiday 25 days p.a. plus Bank Holidays. After two years of service increased to 27 days p.a.

Working days 40 hours, Monday to Friday

Location Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

Please send all CVs to people@thewatchatelier.co.uk

 

The Watch Atelier is one of the leading independent watch servicing centers in the UK. Originally the business was set up in 2015 under the name Xupes Servicing, which rebranded and relocated in 2022 to The Watch Atelier.

The Watch Atelier was set up in 2015 as part of the expansion of the business and specialises in repairing, servicing, and restoring all watches. We aim to deliver the highest quality and the best customer service experiences.

The Watch Atelier is very excited for the next step in its growth plan and eagerly looking for new talent to complement our creative and ambitious team. As a rapidly growing business, job progression is a real opportunity. We also offer lots of perks to help keep you happy and motivated.

You will have the chance to increase your knowledge daily with working on a variety of brands, including vintage pieces. Along with this, we would like to offer training where possible and work to build individual career road paths for progression. Our current accreditations are Cartier, Omega, Panerai, IWC, Hublot, JLC and Longines.

The Servicing department will echo Xupes principles and exacting standards working to offer services to customers and the trade, matching the quality of the manufacturers. Our servicing department will relocate later this year with the long-term view to establish the company as an authorised service centre for chosen brands and grow to become a leader within this industry in the UK.

Responsibilities:

  • Full involvement in all workshop processes
  • Refinish all types of watches to a very high standard
  • Responsible quality control of the workshop
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the equipment in the workshop
  • Responsible for the presentation and cleanliness of the workshop
  • Ensuring quality of the repairs are in line with the accredited brands
  • Taking responsibility for the work carried out
  • Tools/Parts supply & control for the brands we work on.
  • Occasional interaction with clients and presentation at events held by Xupes Limited.
  • Analysing watches for servicing cost with purchasing department when required
  • Working on the Xupes CMS systems for effective workflow.
  • Day to day crossover and involvement with other tasks in the day-to-day running of the business when necessary – these may involve other jobs required by Xupes.
  • Working closely with workshop manager with monthly reviews and KPI’s

Job requirements

  • Good Organisational & Communication skills
  • Having a Quality over Quantity attitude
  • Able to work under pressure and work towards deadlines, this will mean juggling workload to cope with last minute repairs if needed
  • Ability to perform casing work and small repairs
  • Able to work independently, but also being a great team player
  • Passion to work in a workshop environment
  • Previous watchmaking & polishing experience with the brands Xupes offers for sale.
  • Have knowledge of modern tools such as sand blasting, laser and Lapping

Bonus skills

  • Experience in working in a watch workshop
  • Able to authenticate watches in line with the main luxury brands
  • Working with high end polishing machineries

Benefits

  • Eligibility to our employee purchase scheme
  • Annual performance-driven bonuses
  • Support for further learning and career development
  • 25 days annual leave, in addition to public holidays
  • Local business discounts
  • Regular social events
  • Eligibility to our Pension scheme
  • Free parking
  • Recruitment referral scheme

 

Watchmaker

Watchmaker

Full-time

Date Posted: 11/1/24
Location: Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
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Role Watchmaker

Holiday 25 days per annum, increasing to 27 days after 2 years’ continuous service

Working days Monday to Friday

Location Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

Relocation package available within the UK and abroad

  • Company benefits:
  • Workplace pension or option to join a private pension scheme
  • Death in service life assurance
  • Referral scheme
  • Free independent pension/financial advice
  • Training schemes available
  • Staff social events
  • Career progression and mentoring

Please send all CVs to people@thewatchatelier.co.uk

 

Introduction to The Watch Atelier

The Watch Atelier is one of the leading independent watch servicing centres in the UK. Originally the business was set up in 2015 under the name Xupes Servicing, which rebranded in 2022 to The Watch Atelier. Our state-of-art workshop is based in Bishop’s Stortford, with amazing views over the fields.

The Watch Atelier repairs, services and restores all watches directly from our clients and trade partners. We aim to deliver the highest quality and best customer service experience. We are very excited for the next stage in our growth plan and are now looking for experienced talent to complement our creative and ambitious team. As a growing business, there are many opportunities for progression within the company as our team expands.

You will also have the chance to increase your knowledge on a daily basis, working on a variety of brands, including the most desirable and vintage pieces. Along with this, we will offer training courses where available and are committed to supporting each team member’s needs, career trajectory and development goals.

The Watch Atelier prides itself on our standards and principles as we always look to improve our service to customers, the trade and within the industry, often exceeding expectations from the quality of our service. We are very excited to announce our newly built state-of-the-art facilities for our new service centre and a long-term view to establish the company as the authorized service centre for brands and to become an industry leader throughout the world.

As a company we are very proud to promote a unique culture that empowers each employee to be the best they can be while enjoying their work environment and feeling supported in every way. As our company continues to grow we are excited to support our staff in fulfilling their career aspirations and development both personally and professionally.

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Responsibilities:

  • Servicing a wide range of high-end and vintage watches
  • Ensuring quality of the repairs are in line with the accredited brands and company standards
  • Working closely with workshop manager to maintain KPI’s and performance reviews
  • Assisting our junior technicians and workshop team
  • Interaction with clients and company / service events
  • Working on The Watch Atelier SMS systems for effective workflow
  • Involved in all workshop processes & improvements to the workshop
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the equipment in the workshop
  • Responsible for the presentation and cleanliness of the workshop
  • Monitoring and supply control of all tools/parts for each brand
  • Analysing watches to create cost estimates
  • Involved in cross-departmental tasks assisting the day-to-day running of the business.

 

Job requirements

  • Good organisation & communication skills
  • 4 years of Watchmaking Experience
  • Preferred Qualification or Degree in Watchmaking
  • “Quality over Quantity” attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure and towards tight deadlines
  • Ability assists and train other workshop employees
  • Ability to work independently as well as being a great team player
  • Experience of working in a watchmaking department

 

Watchmaker

Watchmaker

Full-time

Date Posted: 24/10/23
Location: London
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We are looking for a Rolex Level 40-accredited Watchmaker (accreditation must be current). 

This is an exciting opportunity to join SwissMade Limited, a team consisting of watchmakers and admin staff based in London’s Hatton Garden for more than 20 years.

The role is full-time with a focus on Rolex servicing, with an eye on Rolex stock coverage, working together with the General Manager. Other brands we service include Cartier, Omega, TAG, Baume and Mercier and Ebel

Competitive package on offer.

Please send your CV to: Shane Younger, General Manager, tel: +44 (0)7934 358339 or email: shane.younger@swicogroup.com

Watchmaker

Watchmaker

Full-time

Date Posted: 5/9/23
Location: Great Yarmouth
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We are a family-owned and run independent jewellers based in Great Yarmouth since 1875. We are looking to fill the following full-time vacancy: Watchmaker.

Working day to day within our team, you will need to work well with others, have a passion for watches and a meticulous eye for detail.

Key Responsibilities

  • Servicing and repairs on a variety of brands and their automatic and quartz movements.
  • Troubleshooting mechanical problems.
  • Carry out refurbishment of precious metals and stainless steel cases and bracelets.
  • Carry out detailed estimates of watches
  • Achieve workload targets within agreed time frames.
  • Maintain high standard of work, keeping returns to a minimum.
  • Ensure all tools used are appropriately maintained.
  • Work with the workshop team to maintain stock control and ensure parts are ordered.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 6 weeks holiday per year, inclusive of bank holidays
  • Generous staff discounts
  • Tools and equipment will be provided within our well equipped workshop.
  • Non corporate environment.

Skills and Experience Required

  • WOSTEP/BHI certification or equivalent, preferred.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to problem solve.
  • A self- motivated individual who is able to deliver high standards of quality.
  • Have an enthusiastic and positive personality and effectively manage your time and productivity whilst at work.
  • Well rounded organisational skills and the ability to work well on your own and well within a team.

Please send your CV and covering letter to info@coxandson.co.uk

The company carries out DBS, reference and right to work checks during the pre-employment process.

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Watchmaker

Watchmaker

Full-time

Date Posted: 30 August 2023
Location: Hull
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We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled Watchmaker to join our passionate team at Hugh Rice in Hull. As a Watchmaker, you will be responsible for carrying out a wide range of services and will be working in our in-house workshop, equipped with the latest tools and technology, alongside our Rolex Accredited Watchmaker. Already experienced with luxury brands, you will be looking for that next step towards Rolex Accreditation.

 

About us

Hugh Rice Jewellers is a family-run business that has been providing exquisite jewellery and luxury watches to customers for over 50 years. Founded in 1971 by Hugh Rice, our independent business has grown to become one of the most respected jewellers in the UK.

With a focus on quality and craftsmanship, Hugh Rice Jewellers offers a wide range of beautiful jewellery and watches from some of the world’s most prestigious brands, including Rolex, Omega and TAG Heuer. The business has 5 stores consisting of 3 Hugh Rice branded stores in Beverley, Hull & Harrogate, and 2 LUXE by Hugh Rice stores focusing on fashion led jewellery and watches in Hull & Beverley.

 

Job role

The Watchmaker will have a meticulous eye for detail, as well as a passion for luxury watches, with a proven track record in achieving targets to promote excellence and delight our clients.

 

Responsibilities

• Troubleshooting mechanical problems

• Servicing and repairs on a variety of luxury brands and their automatic and quartz movements

• Carry out refurbishment of precious metals and stainless-steel cases and bracelets

• Conduct and support training of any trainee watchmakers and technicians for all aspects of watch servicing and repairs

• Develop and maintain in-depth relevant brand and product knowledge

• Attend in house and brand training for personal ongoing development

• Maintain a high standard of work

 

Experience and skills

• WOSTEP/BHI certification, or equivalent

• Relevant accreditation/s and specific training from a luxury watch brand/s, is desirable, but not essential

• A highly driven work ethic and desire to succeed

• Excellent communication skills

• A high level of responsibility and accountability

 

The rewards

• A highly competitive salary, based on experience

• Exclusive employee discounts

• Company pension

• Strong focus on personal development – we are looking for someone who would like to work towards Rolex Accreditation; this will be a fully funded course as part of your ongoing development

• 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays

• Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday)

• Type: Permanent

 

To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@hughrice.co.uk or please email us if you would like any further information.

Temporary Manager

Temporary Manager

Full-time

Date Posted: 7/7/23
Location: London
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A high-end watch repair business is looking for a driven individual to join their team. The role is a 7-8 month fixed term maternity leave cover, including 1 month handover period. It is an exciting role for an ambitious individual to take responsibility for maintaining and supporting a thriving and growing team.

Job description:

To assist in the smooth running of the workshop. To liaise with the watchmakers, assist in daily office needs and manage the company’s general administrative activities.

Responsibilities and duties:

• Act as first point of contact for private customers, trade customers and companies

• Answer, screen and direct telephone calls

• Write and distribute emails, correspondence memos, letters and forms

• Liaise with the watchmakers to handle requests and queries from customers

• Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence

• Order office supplies

• Maintain contact lists

• Create invoices, sales receipts, take credit card payments and monitor accounts

• Maintain company reports – inputting data on Excel documents

• Booking in and out watches, attention to detail and safe keeping of the watch is essential

• Ensuring estimates are documented and forwarded to customers/companies

• Follow up estimates and advising watchmakers of instructions

• Organising outgoing post and visiting the Post Office

• Keeping the office clean and tidy

• Safe keeping of watches

• Ordering watch parts

Please contact us on info@russelltalerman.com if you are interested in the position, and we will be happy to answer all your questions.

Location: W1S 1PD

Watchmaker

Watchmaker

Full-time

Date Posted: 12/6/23
Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
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Developing and leading a workshop team, you will have excellent technical ability and knowledge of watchmaking, as well as exceptional experience of mechanical calibres.

Main duties:

  • Carry out servicing and repairs to Marloe watches, respecting the prescribed methods and guidelines outlined by Marloe and the relevant movement manufacturer
  • Carry out all required part jobs with the requisite level of care and attention
  • Carry out detailed estimates of watches, ensuring appropriate levels of detail and legibility for remedial work are identified
  • Maintain an ongoing focus on quality of repair, adopting a process of continuous improvement to minimise errors and drive productivity
  • Ensure all tools used are appropriately maintained and in perfect working order
  • Oversee stock control and ensure parts are ordered
  • Manage the turnaround of repairs and servicing, recording all dates and actions carried out
  • To develop a workshop team to support growth of the business

Skills required:

  • WOSTEP or similar diploma in watchmaking or time served with a leading watch brand
  • Considerable experience in the diagnosis, servicing and repair of timepieces
  • A good aptitude for mechanical work
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read and interpret documents with a technical aspect, such as spreadsheets, estimates and invoices
  • Attention to detail with excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • An enthusiastic and positive personality
  • Proactive and a self-starter, able to manage your time and productivity whilst at work
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage in pressured situations
  • Confident in demonstrating techniques to colleagues
  • Well rounded organisational skills and the ability to work well on your own initiative or as part of a team

Competitive salary, pension, healthcare and benefits provided. Please send your CV and covering letter with salary expectations to: hello@marloewatchcompany.com

Assistant Horological Conservator

Assistant Horological Conservator

Full-time

Date Posted: 1/6/23
Location: Buckingham Palace, London
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Department: Royal Collection Trust
Location: Buckingham Palace
Contract type:

Starting Salary:

Permanent

£27,000

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

 

About the role:

It’s conserving a magnificent history that will be enjoyed by future generations

It’s working with a shared and unique purpose, and it’s caring for and presenting one of the world’s largest horological collections. This is what makes working for Royal Collection Trust so different.

In terms of both quality and diversity, our collection of Decorative Arts is breath-taking, featuring items that are unique and historically significant.

You’ll be working with the Senior Horological Conservator to maintain and conserve clocks, watches, barometers, thermometers, and sundials in the Royal Collection, located at royal residences including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Based at our Buckingham Palace conservation workshop, you’ll work on aspects of conservation, restoration and maintenance of the horological collection under the direction of the Senior Horological Conservator.

You’ll work closely with Decorative Arts colleagues in London and Windsor in the conservation, curatorial and collections management teams.

Above all, you’ll aim for high standards in all that you do and knowing you’re helping preserve a unique collection for generations to come will excite you in this role.

About you:

With a degree or equivalent in Horology to the BHI final grade standard, and experience working on horological items and good general knowledge and interest in all things mechanical, you’ll be the person we’re looking for.

In addition, your organisational and time management skills will be vital, in order to prioritise your work to assist the Senior Horological Conservator meet multiple deadlines, while remaining flexible with timings if priorities change.

You’re an excellent communicator, able to build good working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.

Above all, you’re driven to maintain the very highest standards of care in all that you do. You’ll have good inter-personal skills, a willingness to learn and can be flexible in order to support the needs of a busy department.

Working as part of this busy team there will be plenty of opportunities for the successful candidate to get involved in a wide range of conservation activities. This role will provide you with an excellent grounding for what will hopefully be a long successful career in Horology.

Closing date: 9th July 2023, 23:55

https://www.rct.uk/about/working-for-us/current-vacancies

Watch Technician

Watch Technician

Full-time

Date Posted: 6/5/23
Location: Glasgow
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With a heritage dating back to 1857, Chisholm Hunter’s mission is to be a cut above in everything we do, and as a result we have grown to become one of the UK’s leading jewellers.

We have one of the largest jewellery and watch workshops in Scotland, and a high-performing, passionate and skilled watch workshop team. We are now recruiting for a skilled Watch Technician.

The watchmaker will have a passion for watches and a meticulous eye for detail. To maintain ‘a cut above’ standards, the watchmaker will have a proven track record of meeting and exceeding Key Performance Indicators set by their line manager.

Watchmaker – key responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting mechanical problems
  • Servicing and repairs on a variety of luxury brands and their automatic and quartz movements.
  • Carry out refurbishment of precious metals and stainless-steel cases and bracelets
  • Achieve workload targets within agreed timeframes to contribute to the achievement of department targets.
  • Conduct and support training of trainee watchmakers and technicians for all aspects of watch servicing and repairs
  • Develop and maintain in-depth relevant brand and product knowledge
  • Attend in house and brand training for personal ongoing development
  • Maintain a high standard of work and keep returns to a minimum.

Benefits

Competitive salary plus bonus scheme

Annual bonus

Structured personal development plan

Life Assurance

Accredited industry training and qualifications

Excellent career development opportunities

29 days holiday per year, inclusive of bank holidays.

Your birthday off

Generous staff discounts

Skills & experience required:

  • WOSTEP/BHI certification, or equivalent
  • Omega watch technician accreditation is desirable, but not essential
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to clearly follow and where needed, switch between detailed instructions
  • Experience of working towards set targets
  • A self-motivated individual who is able to deliver high standards of quality, in line with Brand standards
  • A strong interest in continuing and developing a long-term career with the Swatch Group Professional requirements

Job types: Full-time, Temporary contract, Fixed term contract, Temp to perm

Benefits:

  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Store discount

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Loyalty bonus
  • Performance bonus

Work location: In person

Job type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral programme
  • Store discount

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Please send CV to recruitment@chisholmhunter.co.uk

Watch Refinisher/Polisher

Watch Refinisher/Polisher

Full-time

Date Posted: 15/3/23
Location: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, US
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Govberg is a global leader in the luxury watch market and is transforming a multibillion-dollar luxury watch industry. We have a deep understanding of the watch industry spanning decades and are now focused on building new technologies to connect watch enthusiasts from around the world.

This is an opportunity to work with the world’s leading luxury watch brands. As well, Govberg is committed to support in the continued training and education of all our Watchmakers, Technicians, and refinishers.

As a multi-faceted luxury watch retailer and e-platform; Govberg Jewelers is looking for a motivated, curious, and adaptableWatch Refinisher to join our growing company to support the buying, selling, and trading of luxury watches worldwide.

Watch Refinishers are a vital part of our ability to grow and expand our evolving business. This position puts you in direct communication with our in-house repair department, outsourced repair departments, and our internal teams here in the U.S. and across the globe.

Duties:

  • Polishing and/or refinishing of watches, buckles and watch bracelets.
  • Clean and prepare watches for sale.
  • Maintain shop equipment (lathes, ultrasonics, dust collectors, steamer)
  • Ensure different finishes and maintain original finishes.
  • Work well in a team environment and follow directions.
  • Update our computer systems with notes as needed
  • Check on the status and estimated completion dates of watches in repair
  • Update staff with desired requests

Skills, Knowledge, & Personal Attribute Requirements:

  • Several years of experience as a jewelry and/or watch refinisher or polisher. (If limited watch polishing, willing to learn)
  • Ability to work quickly and flexibly and meet changing deadlines and time constraints.
  • High level of organization and strong time-management ability.
  • Experience in watch and/or jewelry polishing and or refinishing.
  • Ability to work quickly and flexibly and meet changing deadlines and time constraints.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Any polishing experience is a plus and will be taken into consideration.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Able to use magnifying tools (handheld or watchmaker loupe) to visually inspect watches to evaluate performance, and identify aesthetic flaws
  • Excellent motor skills, hand/eye coordination, and vision
  • Ability to remain seated for an extended period of time
  • Current Covid-19 vaccination.

Other Requirements:

  • Customer Service skills
  • Team-oriented work ethic
  • Desire and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Adaptability
  • Punctuality
  • Willing to work overtime (based on volume)
  • Vaccination is required for all in-office staff

Benefits: 

Highly competitive salary with signing bonus, Relocation stipend, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, and Supplemental Insurance.

About Govberg:

We are an industry-leading, technology-driven luxury watch business. We have a large and growing Certified Pre-Owned watch business that is changing our industry and growing to take on a global scale. We offer a fast-paced, high-growth atmosphere for our associates in our sophisticated new headquarters. We are a work hard, play hard atmosphere with lots of opportunities for fun as well as professional, personal, and cultural development. Govberg has been named a 2022 Top Place to Work by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Marketing materials won’t be available for a few months, but this is a great testament to everything you and your teams are doing to create a great working environment at Govberg! This award is 100% based on employee surveys and this year’s results are even better than last year.

EEO Statement:

Govberg provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Other duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please send your CV to ggentile@wbgcorporate.com

 

Watch Technician

Watch Technician

Full-time

Date Posted: 15/3/23
Location: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, US
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Govberg is a global leader in the luxury watch market and is transforming a multibillion-dollar luxury watch industry. We have a deep understanding of the watch industry spanning decades and are now focused on building new technologies to connect watch enthusiasts from around the world.

This is an opportunity to work with the world’s leading luxury watch brands. As well, Govberg is committed to support in the continued training and education of all our Watchmakers, Technicians, and refinishers.

As a multi-faceted luxury watch retailer and e-platform, Govberg Jewelers is looking for a motivated, curious, and adaptable Watch Technician to join our growing company to support the buying, selling, and trading of luxury watches worldwide.

Watch Technicians are a vital part of our ability to grow and expand our evolving business. This position puts you in direct communication with our in-house repair department, outsourced repair departments, and our internal teams here in the U.S. and across the globe.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance Services: battery changes, diagnosis, quick services, full services.
  • Inspections: evaluating watches and estimating work needed
  • Polishing and refinishing as needed
  • Update our computer systems with notes as needed
  • Check on the status and estimated completion dates of watches in repair
  • Update staff with desired requests

Skills, Knowledge, & Qualification Requirements:

  • 1+ years of experience in the service and repair of luxury new and pre-owned timepieces.
  • Ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial self-starter AND a dedicated team player; motivated, tenacious, and resourceful.
  • Proactive, energetic attitude, desire to work in a results-oriented + deadline-driven environment.
  • Desire and ability to multi-task, including working on several brands throughout the day, week, and month in a fast-paced and exciting environment. Proficiency with typing and computer literacy

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to use magnifying tools (handheld or watchmaker loupe) to visually inspect watches to evaluate performance, and identify aesthetic flaws
  • Excellent motor skills, hand/eye coordination, and vision
  • Ability to remain seated for an extended period of time
  • Current Covid-19 vaccination.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to self-prioritise workload
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to both focus and multi-task when needed – the demands of this job change daily based on volume
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and clearly with clients and coworkers
  • Team-oriented work ethic
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Adaptability
  • Punctuality

Benefits:

Highly competitive salary with signing bonus, Relocation stipend, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, and Supplemental Insurance.

About Govberg:

We are an industry-leading, technology-driven luxury watch business. We have a large and growing Certified Pre-Owned watch business that is changing our industry and growing to take on a global scale. We offer a fast-paced, high-growth atmosphere for our associates in our sophisticated new headquarters. We are a work hard, play hard atmosphere with lots of opportunities for fun as well as professional, personal, and cultural development. Govberg has been named a 2022 Top Place to Work by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Marketing materials won’t be available for a few months, but this is a great testament to everything you and your teams are doing to create a great working environment at Govberg! This award is 100% based on employee surveys and this year’s results are even better than last year.

EEO Statement:

Govberg provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Please send your CV to ggentile@wbgcorporate.com

General Watchmaker

General Watchmaker

Full-time

Date Posted: 15/3/23
Location: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, US
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Govberg is a global leader in the luxury watch market and is transforming a multibillion-dollar luxury watch industry. We have a deep understanding of the watch industry spanning decades and are now focused on building new technologies to connect watch enthusiasts from around the world.

This is an opportunity to work with the world’s leading luxury watch brands. As well, Govberg is committed to support in the continued training and education of all our Watchmakers, Technicians and refinishers.

As a multi-faceted luxury watch retailer and e-platform; Govberg Jewelers is looking for a motivated, curious and adaptable Watchmaker to join our growing company to support the buying, selling and trading of luxury watches worldwide.

Watchmakers are a vital part of our ability to grow and expand our evolving business. This position puts you in direct communication with our in-house repair department, outsourced repair departments, and our internal teams here in the U.S. and across the globe.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Complete Services: quartz and mechanical movements (automatic, chronograph and other complications)
  • Maintenance Services: battery changes, diagnosis, quick services, full services.
  • Inspections: evaluating watches and estimating work needed
  • Polishing and refinishing as needed
  • Update our computer systems with notes as needed
  • Check on the status and estimated completion dates of watches in repair
  • Update staff with desired requests

Skills, Knowledge, & Qualification Requirements:

  • Watchmaker Certification: WOSTEP, CW21, SAWTA or OWME
  • 2+ years of experience in the service and repair of luxury new and pre-owned timepieces.
  • Must have the skills necessary to service all types of watches from basic mechanical and quartz movements to complications.
  • Ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial self-starter AND a dedicated team player; motivated, tenacious, and resourceful.
  • Proactive, energetic attitude, desire to work in a results-oriented + deadline-driven environment.
  • Desire and ability to multi-task, including working on several brands throughout the day, week, and month in a fast-paced and exciting environment. Proficiency with typing and computer literacy

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to use magnifying tools (handheld or watchmaker loupe) to visually inspect watches to evaluate performance, and identify aesthetic flaws
  • Excellent motor skills, hand/eye coordination, and vision
  • Ability to remain seated for an extended period of time
  • Current Covid-19 vaccination.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to self-prioritize workload
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to both focus and multi-task when needed – the demands of this job change daily based on volume
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and clearly with clients and coworkers
  • Team-oriented work ethic
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Adaptability
  • Punctuality

Benefits:

Highly competitive salary with signing bonus, relocation stipend, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, and Supplemental Insurance.

About Govberg:

We are an industry-leading, technology-driven luxury watch business. We have a large and growing Certified Pre-Owned watch business that is changing our industry and growing to take on a global scale. We offer a fast-paced, high-growth atmosphere for our associates in our sophisticated new headquarters. We are a work hard, play hard atmosphere with lots of opportunities for fun as well as professional, personal, and cultural development. Govberg has been named a 2022 Top Place to Work by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Marketing materials won’t be available for a few months, but this is a great testament to everything you and your teams are doing to create a great working environment at Govberg! This award is 100% based on employee surveys and this year’s results are even better than last year.

EEO Statement:

Govberg provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Please send your CV to ggentile@wbgcorporate.com

Clock Mechanic (Multi-skilled)

Clock Mechanic (Multi-skilled)

Full-time

Date Posted: 09/03/23
Location: London
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We have an exciting opportunity to join the team of horologists who look after the 2000 clocks on the Parliamentary Estate including the Great Clock.

This elite group of mechanics are a part of the in-house Craft Team who sits in the Parliamentary Maintenance Services Team (PMST). PMST serves both the Commons and Lords carrying out maintenance requests on the Parliamentary Estate.

You will work as part of a team of three Clock Mechanics based on the Parliamentary estate in Westminster. The role is varied as we provide a comprehensive service to the estate such as Servicing, Rebuilding, repairing (including turret clocks) and winding clocks are just a few examples of the types of work you would be expected to undertake in this role.

To find out more about what is like to work as a Clock Mechanic within Parliament – Click Here

To apply for this role, please Click Here

Closing date: 09/04/2023


(Images: ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor)

Watchmaker

Watchmaker

Full-time

Date Posted: 8/2/23
Location: Mayfair, London
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This is a great opportunity for a watchmaker!

We are looking for someone able to carry out complex quartz and automatic watch servicing, case repair and refinishing, water resistance methods, parts requisition and testing techniques, according to established time frames and quality standards.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Communicating the status of assigned repairs to the administrative staff as needed.
  • Performing quality repairs on all assigned customer-owned merchandise, including the repair of complex quartz and mechanical watches.
  • Assisting other watchmakers to resolve challenging repairs.
  • Identifying and requisitioning parts for repairs.
  • Communicating status updates to administrative staff, and areas of concern to management.
  • You will be in charge of the repairs and refinishing of brands such as Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Richard Mille and more.

Required qualifications/primary job requirements:

  • Technical school training (minimum two years) and professional experience (minimum three to five years)
  • Experience in the diagnosis and repair of both mechanical and quartz merchandise
  • Ability to repair and refinish cases
  • Ability to perform water resistance methods and testing techniques
  • Basic verbal and written English communication skills

You will work eight-hour shifts, there us a yearly bonus scheme and you must be able to reliably commute to London, or plan to relocate before starting work.

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience, from £26,000-£33,000 per year.

Please email your CV to Accounts@diamondwatcheslondon.com

Regretfully, due to the volume of responses we are only in a position to contact those candidates who have been successful.

Watch Polisher

Watch Polisher

Date Posted: 13/1/2023
Location: North London
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If you are an experienced watch and/or jewellery polisher, we need you!

Due to our increasing workload, we are looking to recruit an additional polisher, based at our workshop in Bushey near Watford, Herts.

Working with the world’s leading watch brands you will be experienced at working with precious metals. We use state-of-the-art laser welding machine to rebuild deep scratches and porosity. You will be responsible for completing polishing and finishing of serviced watches.

About you

  • Proven track record in prestige watch and/or jewellery polishing
  • Experience in working with all types of mechanical and quartz watches is an advantage
  • Precision, quality and a very high attention to detail are essential qualities
  • Competent on various lapping machines
  • Commercial awareness and to be results driven
  • Must be self-sufficient – able to manage workflow and priorities effectively and efficiently
  • A team player
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Motivated, proactive and dedicated
  • Excellent awareness of HS&E (health, safety and environment) requirements

 

Responsibilities

To operate our equipment according to company standards and HS requirements.

To maintain a clean and safe working environment.

To update all production and associated documentation using our dedicated systems.

 

About us
SHWR is one of the UK’s leading independent watch service centres. We have an enviable reputation for providing the highest quality repairs and renovations to modern, vintage and antique Swiss-made watches.

With a purpose-built workshop in Bushey, near Watford and a showroom in Mayfair, you will be based in our Bushey workshop. This offers a friendly working environment, the latest technology and equipment, easy access to London together with fast transport links by road and rail.

Our team of watchmaking experts are accredited to many of the leading brands such as Rolex, OMEGA, Breitling and Cartier.

Rewards
This position offers a competitive salary and a company profit related bonus. We provide training and development for your career and to make the most of your skills and abilities. Above all we offer a friendly, hard-working environment with the opportunity for flexible working arrangements.

To apply please send your CV to Kuldip Gill at kuldip@shwr.co.uk.

For more information about Steven Hale see our website https://www.shwr.co.uk

Clock Maker

Clock Maker

Full Time

Date Posted: 12/12/22
Location: Witney, Oxfordshire
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A rare opportunity has arisen at Clock Workshop.
With the workshop busier than ever, we are actively seeking a passionate and versatile clock maker to join our Witney team.
Clock Workshop:
  • We are a third-generation family business in Oxfordshire, owned and run by Steve Fletcher.
  • We have five clock makers, plus an admin team.
  • The workshop is a friendly yet focused working environment.
Our Ideal Candidate:
  • You’ll display meticulous attention to detail and a high level of pride in delivering the best quality of work.
  • You’ll enjoy varied and interesting days, working across a wide range of clocks.
  • Although the role is not customer-facing, you will need to feel comfortable talking to customers at times.
  • You’ll communicate well with our admin team, to ensure that we continue to deliver great customer service.
  • A set of your own tools will be useful.
Hours and rates of pay are flexible, in line with your individual circumstances. Please get in touch for further information: theclockworkshop@gmail.com
Various Roles

Various Roles

Date Posted: 08/11/22
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Be part of the British watchmaking revival

We have many exciting opportunities available in assembly, quality, engineering, marketing, sales, watchmaking, retail, procurement and much more.

To find out more, visit www.bremont.com/careers

Horology and Object Conservator

Horology and Object Conservator

Full time / Permanent

Date Posted: 09/08/22
Location: Royal Museums Greenwich, SE10 9NF
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Responsible to: Object Conservator Manager

Purpose: To undertake conservation treatment/research, with a primary focus on caring for the museums’ horology collection, but extending to all 3D objects as required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Continue to develop expertise in horology conservation, and undertake conservation treatments of the museums’ object collection, within agreed work plans.
  • Carry out a regular preventive conservation program for the horological instruments, such as inspecting and winding all operating clocks on a weekly or daily cycle.
  • Monitoring and management of the time ball.
  • Advise and assist with the movement of horological objects.
  • Undertake all treatments in line with Conservation Standards and the code of ethics, using appropriate materials and appropriate techniques.
  • Carry out condition assessments and undertake treatments to prepare objects for loan, digitisation and publication etc.
  • Undertake courier trips for UK and international loans as required.
  • Provide advice and undertake routine collections’ care duties of objects on open display and in stores; make bespoke storage and display solutions for museum objects.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation using the museums’ electronic collections management database (currently Mimsy XG).
  • Work efficiently within a team to ensure projects are completed within a given time frame.
  • Contribute to the Conservation Department’s outreach and learning programme as appropriate.
  • Supervise volunteers, interns and students, as well as contractors as required.
  • Participate in the safe management and awareness of hazards within the collections, complying with current H&S regulations and safe working practices.
  • Maintain the studio space, including ensuring the space and equipment comply with all health and safety legislation needed for this area as well as carrying out risk assessments.

The above mentioned tasks are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to carry out such other appropriate duties as may be required by the museums, within the competence of the post holder.

Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • A recognised professional qualification in the conservation of horology.
  • Strong metal working skills.
  • A good general knowledge and interest in all things mechanical.
  • Demonstrable experience of object conservation covering both organic and inorganic materials and objects of varied provenance.
  • Working knowledge of materials science.
  • Good organisational skills, as well as the ability to plan and prioritise work.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Able to work at heights and lift weights up to 20-25kg.
  • Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge and training in health and safety matters related to machinery regulations.
  • Awareness of COSHH and Health & Safety issues at the work place.

Desirable:

  • Training in fine engineering, for example mechanical or electrical engineering.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Published articles in refereed or non-refereed journals or on the web.

Terms and Conditions:

The post holder will work a 36-hour week, core hours Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm, with an additional hour to be worked in agreement with line management.

Salary: £26,000 to £30,000 per annum.

Closing date for applications: August 22, 2022.

To apply visit: www.rmg.co.uk/about-us/jobs/vacancies

Trainee Lecturer/Lecturer

Trainee Lecturer/Lecturer

Full Time

Date Posted: 12/07/22
Location: Manchester
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A WOSTEP PARTNERSHIP SCHOOL

The British School of Watchmaking currently has a rare career opportunity for a Trainee Lecturer/Lecturer.

Do you want to be part of a small dynamic team offering a unique chance for students to start a rewarding and satisfying career? The Trainee Lecturer/Lecturer role at the School will be ideal for you.

The British School of Watchmaking, supported by all major watch brands and retailers, stands at the forefront of Horological education within the UK and the WOSTEP partnership Schools. For this rewarding role, you will teach Swiss watchmaking and service from the WOSTEP syllabus. You will also be able to contribute to maintaining and improving the already high standards of the School and, consequently, support the UK watch industry.

Ideally you will have either a horological or engineering background in micro mechanics. The ability to feed the enthusiasm of the students who have passed an assessment process is essential as well as motivate them to reach their full potential while at the School.

We offer:

  • Full training program – given both at the School and in WOSTEP Switzerland 
  • Attractive salary 
  • Bonus scheme 
  • Modern state of the art training facilities 
  • Free parking 
  • Relocation expenses considered

If you feel you have the attributes and desire to train the UK’s next generation of quality watchmakers, please apply in confidence to: The General Manager, BSOW, Evolution House, Mackenzie Industrial Estate, Stockport, SK3 0SB, or by email to james.robinson@bsow.co.uk enclosing your CV.

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence. Due to the unique way in which the school is supported it is only the General Manager who will see your application. If you would like to talk to the GM then please contact the school directly.

For more information about the School, please visit www.britishschoolofwatchmaking.co.uk

Assistant Education Officer

Assistant Education Officer

Full Time

Date Posted: 06/12/21
Location: Upton Hall, Newark
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The BHI are looking for:

A part or fully qualified horologist to join our expanding Education Team as Assistant Education Officer.
Working alongside The Education Office and Education & Training Course Secretaries to promote and assist our education services.
The role will be based at Upton Hall and will include a degree of hands on technician work, liaising closely with BHI Tutors, as well as administration skills related to education and horological matters.

For further information and an informal discussion contact:
Janie Anderton 01636 817608 (or leave a message)


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