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Hello all,


The website suggested I introduce myself so here I am. I've started to become interested in watch repair/servicing as a hobbyist. I am VERY early in to my 'career', but absolutely loving it so far. I've disassembled and reassembled a couple of cheap movements so far (most recently a Seagull ST36), and finding it very addictive.

I'm in my early 40s and a doctor by trade. UK based. I'm hoping to develop watch repair as a skill I take in to (hopefully early) retirement.

I've set myself a goal of finding a cheap old automatic in need of service and getting it to working order. I'll therefore need to learn cleaning and oiling.

Long term, if I continue to enjoy it, I wonder about a qualification such as from the British Horological Institute.


Happy to be a part of this community, and I'll probably be posting for advice here and there. Having said that, most questions I've thought of have already been asked before.



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Hello from the U.S. Sam.

There is a LOT of information here, and really helpful folks.

You can just about find anything pretty much already covered by searching for a topic.

Tools, training, technique, etc.

Bust ask away if you need any help !

Cheers !

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Welcome to WRT, Sam.

12 hours ago, SamLiddle said:

most questions I've thought of have already been asked before.

Is that quote from Aristotle? Or was it something you heard in a Bob Dylan song? 😉 

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