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bangy55

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  1. I love those old Russian watches. Looks like you were lucky not to have hit that one with the shovel when you found it. lol
  2. I've been a member over a year now and have only made one post. I thought it might be worthwhile to share a text string between my 31 year old daughter Christen who is newly interested in watches, and myself to enlighten newcomers on the evolution of watches. She texted me from work at the County Clerk's office this morning and the following discussion ensued: Christen: Hey Dad, check this out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchmaker_analogy I wanna talk about that when we get the chance Dad: Okay Christen: listening to David Hume's philosophy Dad: Slow day?
  3. Thanks, Tim. I accidentally bought one of those yesterday on eBay. I didn't even notice it being with the cannon pinion puller I was after. Now I have four tools that do the same thing I hope I'll never have to do. If it comes along though, I'll be ready to learn.
  4. Thanks, guys for the welcome, the encouragement and the info. I got all three mysteries solved in one day. I think I have a long way to go before I'm steady enough to replace any pallet stones.
  5. Greetings, fellow horology lovers! My name is Chris. I live in central Florida in the US. I only finished Mark's online course about a month ago and find myself obsessed with watches. It seems to creep up on you unawares. This is my first post though I've been a patron for a couple weeks or so. I've been busy online watching Mark's videos and buying every watchmaker's tool that comes to mind. My wife's gonna kill me when she see's our next credit card invoice. I'm a 63-year-old roofer who has always suffered from shaky hands. What better hobby could I have gotten into? Aside from surfing when
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