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A lurker dipping his toes in the water.

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So, I've always loved watches, specifically mechanical ones.
I love time pieces in general, though.
I have four clocks, a pocket watch, and a (working) vintage Omega movement in front of me right now!

Despite my love of watches, it wasn't until this year that I finally started buying some and wearing them daily.
After years of browsing eBay and numerous other websites, the first watch I bought for myself was a Rotary semi-skeleton (image not of mine):
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Once I had that on my arm, I was completely smitten, and the collection began.

Next came a vintage Rotary pocket watch that I can't seem to find any information on.
(If anyone has any information on the watch, it would be much appreciated!)

Then, wanting a taste of Omega, I bought an Omega 510 calibre watch movement.
My plans were to make a frankenwatch with it as a project, but that has been back burnered since I discovered I was over my head on that one!

Right now I also have a Fossil Aut-o-Matic watch with a visible rotor.

Currently on the way I have an Android Mystique watch, an Android Enforcer pocket watch, and a blue IP Android skeleton I bought from a WUS member.

Currently I have my eye on a few Russian 24 hour dial watches, and some Pilot style watches I am interested in.
I also want to buy some really cheap Chinese mechanical watches to practice on so I can make that Omega project happen.

So, after a long time lurking around here, I've taking a few steps toward the water with some posts, but I decided to finally dive in and introduce myself.

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Cancel your PayPal account and burn your credit cards :)

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Welcome to WUS and F71 (aka affordable sub-forum, sometimes also "AWF")!

You may want to also check out F72, the Chinese Mechanical Watch sub-forum ("CMWF"). There's also a sub-forum for Russian watches and Pilot watches, but since I never go there I don't know their numbers.

Love to see the Omega project. Make sure you take lots of pics of the movement and other components as you start and throughout the process. Don't be afraid to ask people here for opinions if you're stuck about which way to go with something, like which hands to use, or even do a poll. One thing we're never short of here is opinions.

Cheers and see you around the 'rum.
Welcome to WUS & f71. Looks like you're on your way ti a nice collection already!
Cancel your PayPal account and burn your credit cards :)

I wish someone told me this when I signed up! Welcome!
Too late! I won another watch on the Bay last night!

Cancel your PayPal account and burn your credit cards :)

Welcome domadh I see you have been well and truly bitten by that little bug! That Rotary skeleton looks nice. 1st one I've seen.
Welcome! A Rotary Skeleton was the first mechanical that drug me into this obsession as well - grabbed it on sale a Kohls for $40, and have never looked back!
Welcome. Be sure to post a group shot in the 'Share your collection' threw when the new arrivals are there

Stick around and have some fun
Welcome to your new addiction! Good tastes, I too love seeing what makes them tick!
Enjoy your stay!
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