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I'm Jon from London and have recently caught this watch bug. It's like my eyes have been opened to these beautiful objects that I had taken for granted for so long. I started collecting some watches and learnt how to repair and service them. Only mechanical and automatic watches for now until my skill set grows. (and my pocket...) I'm about to start on a watch and clock course for the next year which I'm very excited about. I'm quite pleased with my very first watch a short while ago which had a seconds hand and day and date wheel. I got this to 0 B.E. and +2 secs a day with the timegrapher I bought. I couldn't wait to tell my girlfriend of my achievement, but her eyes glazed over. At that point, I realised I needed to be around like-minded people who understand and appreciate what I'm talking about. It's good to find you guys!

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Welcome, Jon! This is a great place for all of us who have caught the "watch bug". Wifes and girlfriends for some reason seldom do ;) but I do have a very loyal eagle-eyed wife who helps me find watch parts I've pinged. Bless her!

As someone said:
" I'm afraid one day I will die and my wife will sell my watches for what I told her I paid for them."

 

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Hi Jon. I'm new here too and I know exactly what you mean with the girlfriend. actually I mostly keep it to myself with friends too for the very reason of the glazed look. " A watch is a watch" yeh right. I find it incredibly satisfying. Cheers, Rick 

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Welcome, I think many of us here suffer the same problem with are girlfirends, wife, partner etc.

I've been studying watch and clock repairs at night classes for 2 1/2 years and I still get the glazed over look from my wife.

 

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3 hours ago, RickTick said:

Hi Jon. I'm new here too and I know exactly what you mean with the girlfriend. actually I mostly keep it to myself with friends too for the very reason of the glazed look. " A watch is a watch" yeh right. I find it incredibly satisfying. Cheers, Rick 

Good to know I'm not the only one who gets that 'look' when I go into watch speak .... lol:D

Thanks for all the welcome guys

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