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    Quit My Job To Study Horology At University

    So I had this crazy idea the other day and quit my job and enrolled at Birmingham University of Jewellery and Horology
    With the help of some references , on a full time 3 year course.
    I'm the oldest guy on the course by some 20 years 
    There are only 12 of us on the course fingers crossed we all get to finish it I'll let you know how it goes in 3 years time
    Last edited by bazza.; 18th September 2022 at 19:26.

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    The very best of luck to you. Hope it Goes well :-)

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    Good luck Bazza, I know the feeling of being the oldest in the class. Your life experience will be highly valued, and you'll thrive doing something you are truly passionate about.

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    Wow! Best of luck to you.

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    Blimey! Takes some Pods to do that! More power to your elbow

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    Wow Bazza. Thatís a big step. Best of luck. Would be good to get a Warwickshire get together organised as I think thereís a few of us now


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    What a career change. Best of luck to you bazza, you definitely have the enthusiasm.

    I bumped into a guy in Liverpool St recently who did the same degree and is a watchmaker at Richemont (placement year I think). Apparently they're crying out for watchmakers all over and there were only something like 8 or 12 on his course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazza. View Post
    So I had this crazy idea the other day and quiet my job and enrolled at Birmingham University of Jewellery and Horology
    With the help of some references , on a full time 3 year course.
    I'm the oldest guy on the course by some 20 years 
    There are only 12 of us on the course fingers crossed we all get to finish it I'll let you know how it goes in 3 years time
    Nice one Bazza.

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    Kudos Bazza!
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    Congratulations...I'd love to do something similar, but poor eyesight and unsteady hands ruled it out!

    How's fresher's week going?

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    Sounds amazing! Congrats!

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    Yep, respect and all the best.

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    Iíve always admired those who have the courage to follow their ambitions. Very easy to just stay in a boring job because that is the easier thing to do.

    Hope it goes well.

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    good luck, im sure you will be able to service basic movements before you know it. I guess you could even practice on weekends on asian clones maybe

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    Wow. Good for you, Iím sure you will appreciate the opportunity more than the nippers.

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    Wow, congrats Bazza. Iím sure youíll really enjoy it. What did your boss say? (Work boss or house boss)

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    Wow! Good luck pal, fingers crossed it all pays off for you.

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    Good luck fella. A kept man now then? 😉

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    That's brilliant stuff Bazza - demand is high as so many don't do it. Excellent stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare View Post
    Wow Bazza. Thatís a big step. Best of luck. Would be good to get a Warwickshire get together organised as I think thereís a few of us now


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    We must sort something out for sure

    Cheers for all the comments guys its all the written work I'm not looking forward to

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    Well done for making that decision and I really hope you enjoy it. Do keep us all posted on progress.


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    Best of luck! The sort of thing lots probably dream about but few actually do. Look forward to hearing how it goes.


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    No idea what you did before, but I assume itís quite the career change. Best of luck to you.


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    I'm very impressed, hope it all goes really well. Keep us posted.
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    I donít have a fine eye for detail, but best of luck. How exciting!

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    Fair play to you! Good luck

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    Best of luck. Would definitely like to know more about this course.

    Fmf

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    Hard not to be impressed at someone who decides to follow a dream.. I wish you every success!

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    Can only echo the preceding comments; please keep us updated and good luck!


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    Best of luck on your career change Bazza!

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    Very impressed and wishing you all the best. Keep 'em ticking!

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    I wish you every success - a brave decision!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejjl View Post
    Good luck fella. A kept man now then? 
    LOL sort off matey I'm still hoping to work a couple of months a years in my old job

    And cheers again I've keep you guys up to date with things


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    All btw best Bazza! Props to you.

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    Fantastic! Please keep us posted on your progression.


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    Good luck

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    I have great respect for someone who changes direction to follow a passion like this. Iím sure you will do great!

    Iím intrigued, so do keep us informed Bazza.

    Very best

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    Congratulations and good luck!
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    Really quite a brave thing to do, very good luck to you!

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    Best of luck, respect the bravery to do something totally new. I'd love to career jump too one day.

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    Wow - what a step. All the very best for the course and future employment.

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    Wishing you lots of success and satisfaction in your new career ó Good luck.
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    Follow your dreams Bazza best of luck on your new career path.

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    Best of luck with your course!

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    That's quite a commitment to the cause, excellent.

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    Best wishes to you, Bazza.

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    Good luck to you, we'll all be expecting discounted servicing!

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    Quit My Job To Study Horology At University

    Congratulations! I enjoyed your video and look forward to updates.

    [video=youtu.be/gQoeSiPA4xY]https://youtu.be/gQoeSiPA4xY[/video]

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    Excellent! Best of luck to you!
    I gave my old job up for watches close to 5 years ago now and haven't looked back. :)

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    Just seen this on your YT channel OP - good luck to you!

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