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Technician – Watch Case Preparation

The Swatch Group (Australia) PTY. LTD. - Melbourne, VIC

Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin


The role

Based in our Glen Iris workshop, this full-time position is responsible for providing case preparation work (opening, closing and refurbishment) of watches.
Training provided to candidates with no experience in Case Preparation, but who have a willingness to learn, good dexterity and a passion for watches.


  • Complete disassembly (opening) of the case to include crystal, case back, pushers and movement
  • Check and secure bracelet pins
  • Ultrasonic clean, rinse and drying of the polished cases
  • Closing and reassembly of watch cases
  • Pressing/gluing crystals, pushers and closing case backs
  • Ensure water resistance through wet depth tests
  • Conduct quick services– exchange of accessories
  • Case refurbishment
  • Drilling of damaged case tubes or pushers
  • Removal of surface contamination e.g. rust
  • Polishing of small components and minor corrections to finished product

Skills and experience

  • Dexterity to safely open and close case backs
  • Experience working with small tools, drilling and/or sanding highly beneficial
  • Experience within the production or watch/jewellery industry highly beneficial
  • Hand-eye coordination for case and bracelet manipulation
  • High attention to detail
  • Good communicator within team environment
  • Experience within a service industry preferable
  • Computer skills


Technicians and Watchmakers choose to align their career with The Swatch Group because we are innovative and just keep growing. We encourage our workshop to not only learn from each other but also to make use of the excellent training that we provide. Because our workshop repairs watches from all the brands across the company there is always something new to learn as new products are released every year.