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I took the leap into this wonderful hobby about 4 months ago!  I've had some success in restoring cheap movements I've purchased at antique stores and flea markets, etc.   My best result was a 1970 Spiro Agnew watch I picked up for 5 bucks. No strap or bracelet.   It only ran sporadically and had a cracked crystal.   It was a Ronda 1213 IIRC.   I even had to retap the threads for the screw for the balance cock and surprisingly it worked!  I still make a lot of mistakes and have had to abandon plenty of movements due to fatal mistakes.  My technique is slowly getting better but still would be called "extreme novice."

Hope to get to know you guys!




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