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On 4/29/2018 at 11:44 AM, da miller said:

still no takers looks

like the scrappie

shame

You'd had thought someone would 'snap your arm off'

do the timpson lads have NO ambition to go it alone?

such a shame,

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I would go it alone but only under the right circumstances.

these machines have been described as working but also fit for the scrapie. Are there even parts available for Hess anymore? They’re not my favourite machines to work on. They are also in Scotland and I’m not even close. There’s so many closer to me.

i also read in this forum recently about however many people struggling because of the death of the high street.

On a bad year I will still get £30k+, 5 weeks holiday, bank holidays paid on top, sickness pay, £3k into my pension and however many other perks I forget about.

I’m just not in the position for the next couple of years to take the risk.

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6 hours ago, Count Muppet said:

I would go it alone but only under the right circumstances.

 

there is NEVER a right time, I started in a recession - despite friends advising not to?

several years later - best thing ever, several houses new cars etc etc etc

6 hours ago, Count Muppet said:

these machines have been described as working but also fit for the scrapie. Are there even parts available for Hess anymore? They’re not my favourite machines to work on. They are also in Scotland and I’m not even close. There’s so many closer to me.

yeah, but free? would have been worth a day's train ride to view.

6 hours ago, Count Muppet said:

i also read in this forum recently about however many people struggling because of the death of the high street.

 

also Timpson? or are they missing all this?

Never any guarantee's ever anywhere - if your not sure - stay....    

always wonder how good it could have been,  your the reason you could do well or they wouldn't pay as much.

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3 hours ago, Count Muppet said:

Didn’t read the free bit did I?

i take it all back :lol:

does not matter really, but what great chance to help someone on the road.?

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The right time to start any project is always a week/month/year ago.

We're all only getting older, so it's best to dream big and face what may come than sit where we are and watch it go by. 

Edited by GLENGRAVING

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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?

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On 2/9/2019 at 7:40 AM, k4mrc said:

You'd had thought someone would 'snap your arm off'

do the timpson lads have NO ambition to go it alone?

such a shame,

People possibly would ‘snap his arm off’ if they could see pictures. You’re relying on people very close to you to pop round and see it. People are busy and for a lot Scotland is a long way to travel to see something free or not. 

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10 hours ago, HarryHeffernan said:

People possibly would ‘snap his arm off’ if they could see pictures. You’re relying on people very close to you to pop round and see it. People are busy and for a lot Scotland is a long way to travel to see something free or not. 

 

Nobody even asked for the pictures so I guess there are no Hungry cobblers out there?

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