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Hello everyone!

Ever since I was little I've always been fascinated with taking things apart, to the point my parents quit buying me things.lol Sometimes I'd put them back together and other times not. Recently I've been looking for something to challenge my mind and attention to detail. Fixing computers for people sometimes just requires rebooting or uninstalling downloads that had viruses, not so much fun. I stumbled across watch movements and instantly fell in love. I've been doing hours and hours of studying all on my own time. I've yet to disassemble a movement, but have ordered tools and a movement, and they should be here in the next week. I can't wait to get started and show my progress to the watch repair community and other forums and blogs.

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