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    Just had word from John Senior that he is taking an indefinite break from watch repairing do his own watches & start selling.

    As a member who's used John's services several times and and had nothing but great results, I'd just like to thank him on behalf of the community.

    Now to find a replacement...

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    I've known John for the last few years and always enjoy catching up with him and chatting watches etc.

    He's done an amazing job on every watch he's helped me with and his knowledge is vast.

    He's very modest, unlike some and I think he deserves a well earned break.

    The trouble is when someone is as good as John they get bombed out and sent all kinds of basket cases for repair that temper the enjoyment of doing what they love.

    Good luck John - you deserve a good holiday!

    Justin

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    Hi all,
    & thanks for the good wishes Justin,
    Yes its true I am taking a break from repairing customers watches. I am still selling spare parts though.
    I will however be doing my own watches. I intend (with my Son) to make a new website for selling classic vintage military & civilian watches, spare parts & accessories.
    I will let you all know when this is launched.
    In the meantime you will likely see some items appear on the PX.
    Many thanks to all my past customers & friends here on MWR.
    regards, John.

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    Happy retirement John, I look forward to seeing the new Website.

    Paul

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    I hope you a have a wonderful retirement John, you were a god send for all my vintage military watches
    Steve (Dorset)

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    Happy retirement John, much respect, I am sure I will be a customer of yours, I'm looking forward to seeing what you will be putting up for sale.

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    John is a magician, glad to hear John you'll have a website where we can keep enjoying your beautiful work.

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    Looking forward to the site John! All the best.

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    Thanks for your past help and work John, I look forward to seeing your new venture up and running.

    Regards,

    Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by obsoletewatchparts View Post
    I will however be doing my own watches. I intend (with my Son) to make a new website for selling classic vintage military & civilian watches, spare parts & accessories.
    I hope it will be called Senior & Junior (groan)

    Wishing you well John, I'll drop you an email re your many Smiths . . . be good to get them catalogued and properly described.
    "Early this year I saw ex-army watches exhibited in a showcase at a little under 4 each. A week or two later I succeeded in buying one of them for 5. Recently their price seems to have risen to 8." (George Orwell, "As I Please", Tribune, 29th November 1946)

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    Hopefully, this new phase of your career will be rewarding in many ways. We look forward to the notice of the new website. All best!

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    Absolutely agree
    A top guy and some great great work.
    Time to put feet up !
    Look forward to new site/PX items John

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    I've had one piece serviced by Mr. Senior, a Hamilton W10, and I'm extremely happy with the work. It's a bit of a blow to hear that someone so competent isn't going to be available but I wish him the best in his semi-retirement.
    Roy

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    Good luck with the new venture John.

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    All the best and good luck, John.

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