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    • Never used brass tweezers in my 30 years as a watch/clockmaker. I always used Dumont tweezers Antimagnetic Stainless Steel
    • Hello all, I'm servicing a CYMA 234 and have found a few gremlins. First the mainspring was jimmied badly and was slipping with minimal tension. Then, I found what I thought was a worn or broken staff. I was able to source one and realize that the pivots look just the same, therefore concluding that my initial assessment was wrong. Something nagged me to remove the pallet fork and put a little power in the mainspring and while the train gear spins "freely" at the very end it has somewhat of a sluggish end. This is a movement that I washed and oiled just a few days ago.  So, I tried looking up more specific info on how to best assess the train but I'm not coming up with anything specific. I recall in the past there is this minute retrograde spin that the escape wheel does when there's truly no friction on the train corresponding to the mainspring fully releasing and then a tiny overstretch recoil that makes the train go backwards a hair. Well, I can't find that reference and I'm not feeling very good about my train wheel, but before I take it apart again I wanted to consult with wiser peeps here and learn something. Thank you!  
    • Welcome here. By far the best online training is by our Host Mark Lovick: https://www.watchrepairlessons.com/ And for any question including books don't forget to give the search box top right a chance to help you first. 
    • Hi and welcome, I also have only been doing this in a blink of an eye and find it fascinating and frustrating at the same time. Mark on here does a repair course, check out the YouTube links. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
    • Hello, I'm dean I'm 24 from the UK and have a massive interest in watches since I was about 12, I am currently a hgv truck driver and play around repairing and selling watches in my spare time (while paying a mortgage and looking after 4 children)!.   My dream is do watch repair as a full time job, and I one day will have my own little shop where I can repair watches and sell them as well, but am a very long way from achieveing that dream!, anyone else have the same dream?    Does anyone know of some good books or online courses to help me along the way with understanding a bit more about repairs?  Thanks!! 
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