CLIENT: Christopher Ward London
LOCATION: Maidenhead, Berkshire
SALARY: Competitive terms of engagement to reflect capability level + annual performance bonus + work pension + private health care + employee discount + free parking on site
Christopher Ward London first launched in 2004, establishing the world’s first exclusively online luxury watch brand designing all watches in-house using the finest Swiss components, with the goal being to bring premium watches to a wide audience.
As a young growing watch business that is now internationally recognized, trading disciplines are far removed from that of traditional watch houses and in 2014, our client made a step forward with their operations, merging with their Swiss manufacturing partners to create their very first in-house watch movement. As an independent watch brand, Christopher Ward London continue to be hugely successful, shipping worldwide while maintaining their online-only values.
Our client is thrilled by dealing directly with their watch wearers — they adore this accountability and wherever they can, they add personal touches to advance this new era of world brand service. Christopher Ward is a way of life and if you share their passion and commitment — they would gladly welcome your application.
Unusually this is an opportunity that is rarely seen — an access route into the world of watchmaking. Individuals must have skills and the ability to work with utmost care in a logical meticulous manner with no detail ever being too minor.
It may be that already you have a reasonable horological knowledge and this step represents an opportunity to specialise on the technical side of the industry that you have begun to become familiar with. If successful you will receive full training from Christopher Ward and accredited Watchmaking Educational establishments.
Duties Will Include, But Are Not Limited To
•Diagnosing and repairing watches – in line with brand specific guidelines
•Servicing of all brand models including mechanical, quartz, ETA based and Modular Chronograph movements
•Servicing of modified and in-house mechanical movements; JJ modules and SH21’s
•Testing timepieces for accuracy and performance, using specific tools and equipment
•Visually checking all in-coming components and watches (dials, cases, hands, crystals, movements etc) for damage, marks and scratches to ensure that they meet the agreed specification and report any quality issues
•Troubleshooting mechanical problems
•Performing of a rigorous quality control for all repairs and services
•The ability to work confidently, cleanly and accurately with the following ETA/Sellita calibres: 2824, 2836, 7750, SW200, SW330, SW220, SW510
•Ideally holding a horological watchmaking qualification such a BHI, WOSTEP, BCU or a comparable qualification
•Have experience working on modified movements
•Organised and capable of managing own workload
•Able to work collaboratively in a team to coach and develop each other
•Self-motivated with a positive can-do attitude
•Possess a passion and appreciation for horology
•A meticulous attention to detail and ability to interpret mechanical demands in a practical way
•Keen to adhere to best practice service standards