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I'm a newb that has been through TimeZone Watch School Level 1 and am working on Level 2. I hope to be able to turn this hobby into a revenue stream far off in retirement. So I have some time to practice. :)

As a Kansas Citian, I have the privilege of being within a drive of one of the coolest watch shops in the Midwest: Cool Vintage Watches.  

My favorite watch in my collection is a blue Hamilton Pan Europ Day-Date.


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