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Well, Thank you for the add to this forum. I am a 55 year old retired (but still working) sailor. Married for 28 years with two kids and one grand daughter. Love watches and the craftsmanship that went into designing and manufacturing them. I would like to get into becoming a hobbyist watch repairer as well as a collector. Attached are pictures of my great grandfathers pocket watch that I would eventually like to service on my own!

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