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Hi every one Im from a small island in europe called Malta I always was intrested in watches but this last few months I end up constantly searching on watch movements, servicing and restorations.

About last month ago I took a leap of faith and started buying some tools and I found a shop which I think I might say he was a life saver. This profession in my country is dying and it was quite difficult to start but with a miracle I found this shop and his even helping me out with giving me broken and working movements to work on and gives me great tips too.

My first working watch that Im currently working on is  bfg 866 movement with date disc and to be onest with you I did not think that it was going to give me this much problems. After I replaced broken/lost parts I assembeld it again and to my surprise the minute and hour hands are not working know but I found the problem hopefully.

Apart from that I fell in love with this art. So thank you for having this forum as it is a great helping tool.

If you have any book suggestions about anything regarding watch movements and there history and any europen sites that sell parts and tools please let me know.

Thank you

Micheas

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Hello and welcome to the forum  Had a holiday on Malta (Selima) and enjoyed it very much. A very friendly place.  Regarding books etc  Henry B Freid, Donald de Carle. are the classics,  Videos UTube   posted by Mark Lovick  adminisrator of this site.  He has courses which will teach you how to repair/service watches. If you are serious in this endeavour enrol on the course.  Attached a little reading for you       cheers

1612608791_ToolsfortheHobbyist (2) (1).pdf TZIllustratedGlossary.pdf

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17 hours ago, watchweasol said:

Hello and welcome to the forum  Had a holiday on Malta (Selima) and enjoyed it very much. A very friendly place.  Regarding books etc  Henry B Freid, Donald de Carle. are the classics,  Videos UTube   posted by Mark Lovick  adminisrator of this site.  He has courses which will teach you how to repair/service watches. If you are serious in this endeavour enrol on the course.  Attached a little reading for you       cheers

1612608791_ToolsfortheHobbyist (2) (1).pdf 371.51 kB · 1 download TZIllustratedGlossary.pdf 4.2 MB · 1 download

Thank you for the info.

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