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Hello and thanks for adding me to the forum. I live in Pennsylvania and am semi retired. I have been restoring watches for about 1 1/2 years. I got my education on the internet, and have enjoyed a great deal of success. I like Seiko and have restored quite a few including a 6139 chrono. Also like Hamilton, Bulova and Elgin.
Hello everyone, My name is Norm and I live in the East Valley of Phoenix Arizona. I have retired twice, once from law enforcement after 20+ years and recently from adult probation. I am 66 and have always enjoyed working with my hands. I have been repairing clocks as a hobby for almost 30 years as spare time permitted. I have tried to learn about watchmaking and wanted to attend a watchmaking school once I retired. I have a family and can not afford to be away for two years to attend school in PA, OK or WA. I recently heard even some of these schools have closed? I have been a subscriber of Mark's YouTube channel for some time and recently started his online watch repair course. I have a modest library of watch and clock making books and reference material. I am a member of NAWCC and AWCI and have accumulated a few tools and movements over the years that I am looking forward to learning about. I mostly lurk and read the comments in forums, feeling that I do not know enough to add my two cents in. I wish you all well and hope you have a blessed Holiday Season and a tremendous New Year! All the best, Norm
Hi WRT community! Full-time graduate student and aspiring amateur watch-tinker-er here. My first watch was a quartz victorinox gifted from my grandma when I was 12 years old and thus began a (so-far) life-long appreciation for watches of all kinds. I have only recently started tinkering with watches myself - trying to repair some old Seiko movements from ebay - and came across this forum a few months ago. I am currently amidst my first foray into building a watch using various parts from ebay, and was hoping I could mine the wealth of wisdom here for some advice before I pull the trigger on a watch case. My question is this: I have a 33.5 mm watch dial, and the case I am interested in fits a 33 mm dial normally. Given the 0.5mm discrepency between the case and dial, would I still be able to fit my dial into the case? Or is it better to find a case made for a 33.5 mm dial? Looking forward to learning more from you all, and growing this hobby! Best, Dave