The Real Real is the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, resale luxury goods. Through our work, we are committed to contributing to a sustainable future, both for fashion and for our employees. Authenticity is a core component of our business; we value it in our products and we celebrate it across our teams by encouraging every TRR employee to bring their REAL authentic selves to work each day. We’re hiring, and we’d love for you to join our dynamic team!

Our Authentication Centers (warehouses) are where the magic happens! The Art & Science of Real comes to life within our facilities located in New Jersey and Arizona — combining the knowledge of hundreds of luxury experts with cutting-edge, proprietary technology. As consigned goods travel into our facilities, the team processes, authenticates, and photographs each item in preparation for listing to our website.

watch repair

As a Watchmaker, you will leverage your expertise to assess the condition and authenticity of timepieces, and perform service to restore them to functionality. If you are an experienced watch expert with a passion for sustainable fashion, this could be the perfect match!

What You Get To Do Every Day


  • Assess the condition, authenticity, and functionality of timepieces
  • Diagnose and perform service on timepieces of basic to moderate complexity to restore them to accuracy and functionality
  • Coordinate communication between all watchmakers, clients, customers and Operations team to receive approval on needed repairs and process accordingly
  • Provide accurate and expedient simple adjustments and regulations to mechanical movements as well as battery replacement on quartz models and link additions/removal
  • Partner with Expert Service leaders to assist in any requested educational or training initiatives
  • Contribute to the Expert Service team’s initiatives to scale and diversify the growth of the company’s watch repair and service initiatives

Minimum Requirements

What You Bring To The Role


  • 3-5 years of experience repairing timepieces
  • Degree or certification from relevant watchmaking educational institution
  • Adept at working with technology solutions to increase productivity and efficiency
  • Ability to handle multiple complex, time sensitive situations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude with a solutions focused mindset
  • Self-motivation and a drive to achieve results
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization skills
  • Adaptability and openness to change

Preferred Requirements


  • WOSTEP certification
  • Additional certifications from major watch brands

The expected salary range for this role is $59,608.80 – $85,170.00. To determine starting pay we carefully consider a variety of factors, including primary work location and an evaluation of a candidate’s skills, experience, market demands, and internal parity. Additionally, salary is just one component of TRR’s total rewards package. Depending on role, employees may also be eligible for a bonus program, incentive pay and benefits.

The RealReal is the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, resale luxury goods, with more than 30 million members. With a rigorous authentication process overseen by experts, The RealReal provides a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell their luxury items. We have hundreds of in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items each day. As a sustainable company, we give new life to pieces by thousands of brands across numerous categories—including women’s and men’s fashion, fine jewelry and watches, art and home—in support of the circular economy. We make selling effortless with free virtual appointments, in-home pickup, drop-off and direct shipping. We do all of the work for consignors, including authenticating, using AI and machine learning to determine optimal pricing, photographing and listing their items, as well as handling shipping and customer service. At our 13 retail locations, including our twelve shoppable stores, customers can sell, meet with our experts and receive free valuations.

The RealReal is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or Veteran status. We will consider qualified applicants for a position regardless of arrest or conviction records. At TRR, People Come First. That’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our Diversity Equity and Inclusion program here.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 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.



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