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Hey everyone, home handyman here

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Hey everyone, I go by adsterb on almost all platforms that require a username. I'm my homes handyman as the title suggests. I fix everything I can and am mostly a car mechanic but am now trying my hand at watches after seeing how easy it was to replace batteries. Watchmaking and repair are definitely interesting to me and it seems like there's always something else to learn about watches. I only have quartz watches at the moment but was given a non-operational automatic Seiko that my father used to wear and I'm using that as my motivation to learn to repair watches so I can get it running again. 

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