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    • By larthurl
      Hello All:
      I am a watch enthusiast of over a decade and have a rather eclectic collection of watches spanning everything from Seikos to JLC to FP Journe.
      I also have a YouTube channel (going on two years now) where I do watch reviews and general watch videos. https://www.youtube.com/user/artl52/videos
      I've recently discovered Mark's channel and am learning quite a lot about the guts of a watch (dials, hands. movements, etc.) [thank you Mark] and am planning to build my first watch - parts on order. Once I've done that a couple of times I plan to take Mark's watch repair course in full, not to be a watchmaker, but to learn all I can to further my horological knowledge.
      Looking forward to it.
      Mark is a great teacher.
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