Some sticky topics in the Beginners forum

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Some sticky topics in the Beginners forum

#1 Post by jkpenrod » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:38 am

As a newbie I just thought I would suggest that the forum could benefit from a few sticky threads in the beginners forum. Things that cover some of the most basic questions most beginners will have. The Tools thread would be a good one (once it is cleaned up), maybe one on the basics of cleaning and oiling. Yes I know there are a lot os searches you can run that will yeild many many results, but as a newbie I am sometimes overwelmed at the vast spectrum of information on here and how to go about finding it. The threads do not need to favor any one method over another, but it could give basics of the most common methods of cleaning watches and common mistakes to avoid. the same with oiling along with basics of what oils to use and what components to oil and which you should not.

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Re: Some sticky topics in the Beginners forum

#2 Post by Dave » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:22 pm

It's a good idea. I stickied the Tools and Oils threads for now. Perhaps we can find a willing victim to create a post on a basic overhaul tips.
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Re: Some sticky topics in the Beginners forum

#3 Post by JerseyMo » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:13 pm

jkpenrod wrote:As a newbie I just thought I would suggest that the forum could benefit from a few sticky threads in the beginners forum. Things that cover some of the most basic questions most beginners will have. The Tools thread would be a good one (once it is cleaned up), maybe one on the basics of cleaning and oiling. Yes I know there are a lot os searches you can run that will yeild many many results, but as a newbie I am sometimes overwelmed at the vast spectrum of information on here and how to go about finding it. The threads do not need to favor any one method over another, but it could give basics of the most common methods of cleaning watches and common mistakes to avoid. the same with oiling along with basics of what oils to use and what components to oil and which you should not.

Just and idea.
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Re: Some sticky topics in the Beginners forum

#4 Post by retroworx » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:40 am

Dave wrote:Perhaps we can find a willing victim to create a post on a basic overhaul tips.
Hmmm, I wonder if we have anyone on the forum [Dan] who has been known to be really helpful [Dan] to us newbies, who might be able to cobble together some of their already posted fine advice [Dan] and compile it into one [Dan] location?

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Re: Some sticky topics in the Beginners forum

#5 Post by n-theory » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:37 am

Subtle... :lol: But I must agree. This newbie has learned a lot from him.

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Re: Some sticky topics in the Beginners forum

#6 Post by stales » Mon May 01, 2017 8:42 pm

retroworx wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:40 am
Dave wrote:Perhaps we can find a willing victim to create a post on a basic overhaul tips.
Hmmm, I wonder if we have anyone on the forum [Dan] who has been known to be really helpful [Dan] to us newbies, who might be able to cobble together some of their already posted fine advice [Dan] and compile it into one [Dan] location?
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