I don't know what happened (well, actually I do -- sort of), but I find myself in the midst of a new fascination with pocket watches.
This seems like a likely place to find help, sympathy, encouragement, wisdom, etc.
Apart from a handfull of broken and rusted Elgin movements I bought to try some watchmaking skills on, I purchased just
recently a Hamilton 992, which is amazingly beautiful and humming along nicely -- but I find myself interested in perhaps
another pocket watch -- how do I turn this into a question? What would be sensible next steps? Stop all this now before
it consumes me might be good advice. What about looking for a nice Illinois or Waltham? Any advice if I wanted to head
in that direction? Anyway greetings to all of you, and any suggestions and advice will be gratefully considered.