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  • c3.5 Keyless and Motion Works

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    This video introduces the next chapter in level 3 of the Watch Repair Course which discusses the Keyless and Motion works in the context of fault finding.

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    Mark. With your experience and ability to teach you should take on an apprentice.

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    14 minutes ago, oldhippy said:

     

    Mark. With your experience and ability to teach you should take on an apprentice.

    I tried a couple of times - was a disaster. I was probably unlucky but both guys had seriously bad work ethics. When I got started I was willing to work unpaid as I was learning. These young guys could not even get on an earlier bus to arrive on time, preferring to arrive late. 

    Anyway - sure I was just unlucky. Now I live on the other side of the world I guess teaching on the Internet is the best I can offer :)

     

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