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Hello all old (hour/minute/second)hands - this is me the new(est) guy!


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Hello to all of you out there!

So, the moderator asked me to do some intros to myself. Here they are.

I'm just getting properly into watch repairs and slowly building my kit and various bags of to-be-fixed watches.

So far, I'm sticking to quartz watches. Actually I have a few books on repairing mechanical watches, but it is scary stuff! Maybe I just need to explore more.

I'm certainly NOT a pro, but a home-repairing amateur.

I have fixed quite a few already, but also killed some watches in the process. Hey, that's part of learning - right?

So, I guess that's all for now.

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Hi Wilding, You are doing OK but you must get experience of mechanical watches. Learn how they work, Going barrel, mainspring, centre wheel, 3rd and 4th wheels, escape wheel. Lever, balance, canon and dial train, setting mech: etc. Practice on old cheap movements at first with mechanical sympathy and never force anything, gravity should do the job. Then gain experience and get confident. Of course read your books. All good wishes, Mike. PS. I am not a watchmaker, just a retired watch jobber but there is in depth help on this fine forum.

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