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Hello all,

I have been tinkering and learning about watchmaking for a couple of months and came across this forum whilst looking for watch parts and advice. 

I have a particular interest in Smiths watches owning two at the moment which both need work. 

I am looking forward to contributing.




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Welcome Joe I too own a couple of Smith's I was wearing a nice navigator last week I even posted it in watch of the day on this forum. If your into repairing or refurbishing you won't go wrong here there's always help for those who ask.


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:biggrin: I was thinking, never heard of a Smiths Navigator! I do like services watches though.

I'm currently trying to stop buying watches. I've found it very addictive and need to get servicing equipment instead of more broken watches. 


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Yep good screwdrivers not cheap charlie Wanger's loupes tweezers movement holder pegwood something to clean parts with good light so you can see what your doing Rodico oils and grease the list goes on and on and on but once you've got it it should last you a while its just the initial cost and theres always something else you need its never ending :Dbut there's nothing like dismantling a movement cleaning the parts putting it all back together oiling it then add the balance and watching it spring to life that watch now has a heartbeat and will live again. 

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