I'm new to this hobby

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  1. Howdydave

    Howdydave Registered User

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    I'm just getting started at this and the next item on my list was a watch movement holder.

    I was amazed to find that the one you sold at the NAWCC Store appears to be a Bergeon Extendable and Reversible Movement Holder (if it isn't, it's close enough for a beginner like me) and it is about half the price here compared to where I have seen it elsewhere!
     
  2. Dick Feldman

    Dick Feldman Registered User

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    Howdydave,

    Welcome to the message board. It is good to hear from you.
    A lot of people have read your post but nobody has replied for a number of days.
    My skill with watches is limited to telling time.
    I know a bit about clocks, though. (Or, I claim to)
    Probably it would be good idea for you to post a photo.
    Maybe that would drag up one of those skilled watch people.

    Again, welcome.

    Dick Feldman
     
  3. Ticktinker

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    Dave,
    The photo I'm sharing here is of 4 movement holders and a wrist watch band holder.
    I bought most of these from the big online auction site for less than 10.oo each.
    All of them have unique qualities and uses.
     
  4. Ticktinker

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  5. richiec

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    I purchased, about 10 years ago, two Bergeon movement holders, one that can take 12-18 size movements and a smaller one for the 3/0-10 size. I tried nesting holders and found them unstable, the ones with the plastic pegs seem slippery to me but that is my choice. Besides Ebay, try to go to a regional, usually lots of tools for sale, small chapter marts usually very limited selections. Bergeon is pricey for sure but good quality.
     
  6. PatH

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    As richiec said, a Regional is a great place to pick up this type of items - as well as talk to other members about your interests. Additionally, if there's a Chapter meeting sooner than a Regional, you might let Chapter members know what you're looking for. Often they have one, can find one or will point you in the right direction. I've found NAWCC members to be most generous and helpful anytime I've voiced an interest or a need.

    Enjoy your new hobby!
    Pat
     

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