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Watch repair I am looking for a reliable, experienced watch repair person that does trade work and can repair my customers mechanical watches. My store is in Littleton, Colorado. Contact me at 303-870-3150 Thanks. Greg

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I know mechanical and digital watches.
How much the monthly salary?

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