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Hello everyone,

New member here. I’m a regular contributor to another watch forum site but also like what I’ve seen of WRT. I’ve dipped in and out as a guest over the past few years and thought it was now time I joined in.

I can tinker, but have no real skills in watch repairs, leaving these to my sainted (and perpetually grumpy) watchmaker. My collection includes many so-called “lost” brands and, other than a handful, are all vintage mechanicals. More often than not, these are bought as non-running but secure(-ish) in the knowledge that they can be given the Lazarus treatment by Mr Grumpy who has become a valued friend.  I have no high-end watches and have no interest in brand cachet, focussing instead on movements which pique my interest, whether pin-levers or Swiss-levers.

Sorry for rambling on, and I hope to both learn and assist where possible.


Bryan (balaton)

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Hi Bryan and welcome to the happy factory. Loads of really knowledgeable people on this forum who are happy to help. (I am sadly not one of them) But everytime that I read this forum I learn something new. Best wishes Johnnie:thumbsu:

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