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Rijidij

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Hi everybody.

I'm an absolute beginner to watch repair and I'm looking forward to learning about, and working on these fascinating tiny machines.
So brace yourselves for many (probably dumb) questions. 😉

I love old things. I have a couple of classic cars that I enjoy working on almost as much as driving them. 
And I've already gone down the fleabay rabbit-hole and picked up a few nice old watches that I'm hoping to service, restore and get them back on my (or someone else's) wrist.

 

Craig

 

 

 

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Hello and welcome from Leeds.  No such thing as stupid questions and we'll give you all the help you need. 

Hello and welcome from Leeds.  No such thing as stupid questions and we'll give you all the help you need. 

Just checked your profile, I'm actually in Rothwell but state Leeds as its more well known. 

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19 hours ago, Rijidij said:

Hi everybody.

I'm an absolute beginner to watch repair and I'm looking forward to learning about, and working on these fascinating tiny machines.
So brace yourselves for many (probably dumb) questions. 😉

I love old things. I have a couple of classic cars that I enjoy working on almost as much as driving them. 
And I've already gone down the fleabay rabbit-hole and picked up a few nice old watches that I'm hoping to service, restore and get them back on my (or someone else's) wrist.

 

Craig

 

 

 

Hi Craig welcome, you dont need an excuse to post pictures of your newly aquired watches hint hint 🙂. Where abouts are you matey ?, there are a few of us Yorkshire lads here.

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Thanks for the welcome.

I live in Leeds, but I'm originally from Brisbane (a long time ago).

These are my soon to be patients. Sorry about the poor quality photo. 

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They are all runners except for the Prescott.

In fact I've been wearing the little Roamer at the top left a fair bit. I suspect it was probably fairly inexpensive even in its day. But it's a lovely little thing. It looks great on a tan leather strap, and it keeps perfect time. 

Of course, you buy one Roamer and the internet goes; "here's something else you might be interested in...". Next thing you know, you have two more...

The one on the right is older. Late 50's early 60's I think. With the logo that got them in some bother with Rolex.

I'll be sure to take better photos when I start working on them.

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