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Please check out our new YouTube channel as we will be posting various pocket watches and repairs. 
Description....A 1942 Elgin Canadian pocket watch, bought from a charity shop on eBay.
The balance jewel had been knocked out of the pallet fork. And im attempting to repair the watch. Come along and see how it turns out! 
 

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It is polite to introduce yourself before making your first post. One of our rules is no advertising.   

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On 8/23/2021 at 12:26 AM, oldhippy said:

It is polite to introduce yourself before making your first post

in addition to an introduction it would be really nice if the person would participate in the group because anybody can make a YouTube video. Unfortunately by calling yourself a hobbyist or amateur that's no real excuse for poor watch repair skills. Then making a video with poor skills and showing the world how to service the watch is? Unfortunately the person was just advertising at our expense and is happy to show the world how to repair the watch but not really an appropriate fashion.

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