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A walk with my camera

I grew up around people who fix broken things – cobblers and watch repairmen.  Most of them are still around, plying their trade.  It is very likely that they’ll be continuing their craft for a long time still.

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This is something you see on many sidewalks.  They are still thriving in this age of digital watches.

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Most, if not all, buy and sell jewelry as well.  What’s a decent watch without some nice jewelry to go with it?

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I have always fancied myself learning the trade given my knack for taking things apart, if only I had the time and the patience for such delicate work.

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Old and new mechanical watches share a lot of parts in common, quite unlike computers and mobile phones where anything older than 5 years is best dumped in the recycle bin.

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Fuji lighter fluid, still in the same red plastic bottle from a lifetime ago.  We’ve sold cases of this in my father’s…

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