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Hi everyone

A quick introduction of myself.

I am a qualified watchmaker for the last 21 years (god - that long already, where has the time gone) in Melbourne Australia.

I have my own retail business 25km south east of melbourne in Heathmont called "A Watch In Time"

We repair , restore all timepieces but we specialise in watches. We also have a glass cutting business we bought a couple of years ago which now allows us to finish off all watch restorations with all types of new glasses / acrylics - hand cut if necessary.

I love what I do and no matter how much I learn - i find there is always so much more to learn.

If I can be of any help.to anyone - please let me know.

I will add comments and advice where I can and contribute to any discussion.

Regards to all

Kevin Arendse

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Warm welcome to the forum Kevin, and thank you for the excellent introduction. I'm sure you will enjoy being a forum member, and I look forward to your input. There are all types on here, from the professional watchmakers and serious hobbiests, to absolute beginners. The most important thing is that we all enjoy what we are doing. :)

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well, i got the first pack for the timezone watch school but i am still trying to set up a work space. it started because my wife wanted me to change out the batteries on all her watches. turns out she was a mad watch woman in her younger years. she even had a clock purse and tons of watches. some of the watches wouldn't work and i looked online if there was somewhere to send them for repair.
 

they weren't fancy watches so i broused the youtube thing. i suffer from severe neuropathy and have to have my feet on ice bags all the time. it occurred to me that maybe i could be the one people were sending THEIR watches to. (:

 

my enthusiasm cooled when i found out there is no way to certify as a repairman from home thru the internet. i am still interested. i am slowly finding my way to a higher work surface and better lighting. so? s;

 

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