Hi Nick, just be patient and someone will come along, although you might not want to do the DLC it might be worth joining the BHI, go to the meetings where you might find someone who can teach you. It would certainly be a gamble thats worth putting £90 odd quid on. Dont get me wrong about the DLC, it is more biased towards clocks but there is an element of watch work involved. I like you have no interest in wrist watches but maybe at a later date I might try with a pocket watch, the parts are just managable. Please feel free to ask away, I am sure there are plenty of people who use this forum that would be willing to help.