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Hello  to all!!!!


My name is Evan (short for Evangelos my Greek name), I am a chemist specialised to the pharmaceuticals, currently unemployed, but I am looking to pursue my dream and become a reputable watch repairer-maker! I found out the brilliant videos of Mark on you tube some days ago and so here I am!

I have enrolled to the Distance Learning Course of the British Horological Institute and I am trying  to collect the proper tools for a  workshop as the course demands. I am here to learn and help others in things that I know already,  as it seems the magnificent world of watches and clocks is endless!!!





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Hi Evan, and welcome to the forum! I hope your horological studies go well and that you will eventually realise your dream.


Greece is going through some interesting times at the moment - and I hope that you and your country pull through it all.





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Hi Evan,


Welcome to the forum! I hope your new career pays off and I'm sure that along the way you will have a lot of fun! By the way, I would be interested in knowing the details of the Distance Learning Course of the British Horological Institute. It's requirements, options, etc. Keep in mind I'm from the other side of the pond and not able to travel at the moment. Thank you in advance,





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Thank you guys for the pleasant welcome!!!
Bob, regarding the BHI distance learning course :
General introductory information here:


I an currently enrolled to    The Diploma in Clock and Watch Servicing - Level 3 - Technician Grade:

This is the first year of an exciting 3 year course! At the above mentioned link page you can find all the details for the course, there are no prerequisites, there are basically two pathways clocks and watches that you have to choose (no mandatory really, but it is extremely difficult to go for both pathways, too much practice as you are advancing in the next years).

On the same page scrolling a little down you could find almost everything for the course including questions about overseas candidates just by opening the corresponding files. You can also download the introduction of the course and the first lesson of the first year (technician grade):





I hope that I gave you a first glance of the course.



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Hello Evan, I'm new too and have received a warm welcome from all. I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself here as I have. Please post your everyday wear watch to my thread in the Lounge. Not much activity but I find it facinating what others wear for an everyday day watch.


BTW. is there a spell check on the site?

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