I do have a project which I’ve been thinking about recently but I’m not sure how well it could work.
i have a guy that has a couple of watch shops and sells a lot of watches online. He also does watch repairs and because of his watch sales he has a good range of places he can get parts from and usually very quickly.
the thing is, he’s not a watch repairer. He only really does straps and batteries so I do some of the other stuff for him when he needs it quick, everything else he has an old guy do for him. The old guy is retiring very soon so he’s asked me whether I want more work from him.
i could do this in my spare time for a bit of holiday money but doubt there is enough to make a fortune so not worth leaving my current job.
i was thinking of using the extra money to invest in more specialist watch tools and maybe converting some house space into a workshop and offer more of a trade service in a couple of years.
is our trade still in enough of an untrained state to start offering (another) trade service here? I wouldn’t want to step on anyone’s toes who already do this. I know lee was doing this but I think he said he doesn’t have as much time anymore.
I’m not likely to look at mechanical watches because of the time and setup costs involved but I guess some people still don’t have the time, or struggle with glasses, movement changes, stem & crowns and getting hold of certain parts?