I thought it might be interesting to find out what other interests and hobbies you all have, besides clocks or watches? For me its horses (and my other animals of course), but horse riding has been a passion since I was knee high lol. I was plonked on my first pony before I could walk, he was a devil of a little Shetland pony. Paul was accommodating when I was too small to do anything other than sit, but found it an unwelcome intrusion when I got to the age of wanting to direct operations. He fired me off innumerable times to the unkind hilarity of my parents My enthusiasm could not be dimmed though For those that don't know the Shetland pony breed, here is a cartoon by the wonderful late Norman Thelwell that captures their indomitable character so well (If you've never seen Thelwell cartoons, its really worth having a look at them!) A new hobby is Silversmithing, I started doing evening classes about 4 months ago mainly to improve my metal working abilities and to learn how to really neatly solder etc to help in clock repair, but I've got really into it in its own right. I'm a total beginner and so far my output has been limited to a silver link bracelet and a pendant set with a stone but I'm learning loads and its great fun Other interests too, but I'll stop there! So, what about you?