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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For tools and such I recommend you buy the best you can afford. Either by out right purchase or look for watchmaker estate postings on ebay.