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Hi all, 


My name is Cory and when not navigating my (frustratingly) demanding career I like to repair, service, and build watches. I am really excited to become a member of this forum and look forward to connecting with the community here. Outside of my mentor, I don't know any one else involved in this hobby/trade, so it will be wonderful to share experiences, seek advice from, and exchange images with you all. 

I've attached an picture of a recent service/conversion I did for a UT-6498. 




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