I had a few dead watches that were sitting in the drawer mostly because Jewelers wouldn't touch them and I was nervous to take them apart and lose pieces. I brought dead mechanicals, self winds and quartz over to the repair dept. at Timex, I saw and watch the techs repair all these and even then said "glad I'm not doing that". After readn the forum and a little nudge from a couple of members, thanks to Mo and Pat, I started slowly with electrics. Still going slowly but, its fun.. and I where glasses and yes little parts do fly.. have fun and believe it or not its relaxing... go slow and have fun John.. ps. watch the out for the ladies mechanical, they're wild..