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    namonllor1953
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    Oh yeah,
    I finally took my first pocket watch apart and put it back together.
    Took plenty of photos for reference and worked slow. I’ve got to admit, there was a moment there where I had to sit back, take a breath and chill out. I’m glad I did instead of trying to forge ahead no matter what (that’s usually what I do, and sure enough, I screw things up).
    I dis-assembled it again because, it definately needs to be cleaned and I need to purchase an Ultrasonic cleaner w/baskets. I’m hoping to get the Large Harbor Freight US Cleaner this weekend and I should be good to go. At any rate, it’s a great feeling to have diassembled and reassembled my first PW.
    Be well and may you all have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

    #61131
    willofiam
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    Hey Ren, thanks for putting this up, reminds me of when I had taken my first apart. It was late at night, all excited and nervous, being super careful. I remember wanting to disassemble/ reassemble several times that night just so my tiny brain would soak it in and I wouldnt forget, went through it twice and like you said @namonllor1953 wrote:

    there was a moment there where I had to sit back, take a breath and chill out

    ….Its like diving into another world 😯
    I still get that kind of feeling and thoroughly enjoy “getting in the mood” , relaxing and diving into a watch. I work mostly on clocks but do get quite a few pocket watches in also. To me the mood is different and a rather nice change up though I feel one compliments the other.
    Ren, great job!!!! God bless, have fun and dont let the bed bugs bite 😆 William

    #61132
    bernie weishapl
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    Ren good for you. The more you do the easier it will get. I still remember my first one. Like you I think I took it apart and back together again 4 times before I actually cleaned, oiled and repaired it. 😆 Well done.

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    maitai11
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    I quite like to think of being engrossed in a pocket watch as being in my own little perfect bubble. I put some good smooth jazz on (TV shows distract the heck out of me…) get a bit of a breeze from a fan going, and then have my favorite beverage ready and within reach. You’re right Ren, it is a special thing to do your first. I’ll never forget that when I installed the balance cock and balance, before I even fully located the pins into the mainplate, that it just started the watch up – and it was positively magic to experience it that way. I was hooked :)

    Best,

    Tim :)

    #61134
    bernie weishapl
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    Jazz!!! How about some ZZ Top or Steve Miller Band or Santana? Now there is some good watch repairing music. 😆 :D

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    tukat44
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    Chris?? Are you out there? Don’t leave me hanging for a “First Watch Jam” favorite…..

    tukat

    #61136
    Bob Tascione
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    Great job Ren!

    #61137
    chris mabbott
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    This was my first strip down tune 😆

    TIME

    #61138
    stevefitzwater
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    Why not this tune- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-OytmtYoOI

    Perhaps I am showing my age with this one…

    #61139
    bernie weishapl
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    That will work for me. LOL

    #61140
    namonllor1953
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    #61141
    maitai11
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    OK Bernie, I saw that little remark :)

    Being a jazz snob is actually quite fun! You should try it sometime :) I can send you some links to get you started if you want!

    I just can’t see myself listening to “Gimme all your lovin’, “Black Magic Woman”, or “Jungle Love” HAHAHA, but hey, what ever floats your boat Bernie :)

    Not that I don’t like that kind of music, except maybe for ZZ Top. A little too campy for me, I guess :) But I do love the Rock and Roll greats, as well as some great Classic Rock.

    Rock On!

    Tim :)

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    maitai11
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    Culture Club also had one called “Time” :) 80’s retro!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tI1_KlO6xI

    :)

    #61143
    arutha
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    Now I love the 80’s but I always find a nice mixture from Motown to Grunge to 80’s to Django Reinhardt keeps it interesting for me :)
    Paul.

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