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Hello everyone! I am Santiago and this is the first time for me in a forum. I have always loved watches but since I found an spanish-language facebook group on vintage wristwaches the past year I´ve started to become obsessed with them. They are fascinating.

I came across this forum through the Watch Repair Channel on youtube. I have been searching for a watchmaking school here in Argentina and I couldn´t find any but a couple of places where they give "watch repair" courses. However, I am really interested and until I start attending any of those, I decided to go all by my self in the learning. I´ve been watching youtube videos, reading blogs, and I am even currently reading the Donald De Carle book on watch repairing.

I hope you can all teach me and gide me in the learning process.

I am really happy that I found this forum! 

My best wishes to all of you!


(Sorry for my english)

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Hello everybody, thank you for your welcome, It took me a couple of minutes to realize that more than one person had answered my post. I was really happy to read your answers, you´ve encouraged me to start asking, posting and digging into the forum older threads.

Wish you all the best!

And "happy watchmaking" (loved that phrase)

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Hello Santiago and welcome from me as well. Posting and digging is the way to go.
The De Carle book is a good guide and lots of forum members have it, including me. When you start your first project, make it on a simple watch with perhaps just three hands and no complications, sometimes a cheap pocket watch is a good idea as the parts are slightly larger and take pictures before and after each part is removed and it helps to get it back together. I look forward to your postings.

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