About Me, and why I started myjewelrybench.com

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My name is Peter, and I’ve been working with Jewelry and Watches for twenty-two years now.  Where did that time go?  I can’t even remember.

I started out my self-employed career early at the age of 16, when I started a small computer coding company back in 1978, and wrote mostly book keeping and accounting software.  Attended college for business management and corporate finance.  However, I left college to move up in business, as I thought that the work I did required more of my time, then did school.  

I worked for over twenty-four years in the wireless communications industry working with beepers, two-way radios, and the beginning of the cellular book in the late 80s mostly focused on infrastructure.  As the company grew, I moved up to General Manager of two communications corporations, and after a short time, to President.  

A little over twenty years ago, I decided that it was time for a change, and as my wife worked in the jewelry industry, I decided to take classes on watch repair, and jewelry making.  That progressed to where I was able to start a small store, and grow it into something wonderful.  

During that time, I came up with the idea of starting a website, where I could help people learn about watches and jewelry.  I didn’t have a good concept about how to implement it, so I sat on the idea for a while.

Several years ago, my parents, who lived in Florida, and we lived in Western NY, asked me if I would consider moving down and helping them out.  They did not want to come back to the cold weather, and I didn’t really want to stay in NY.  Not the best place to do business.

My wife and I made the choice to pack up and come south to Southwest Florida, and we’ve made it our new home and met wonderful people here.  

We ended up opening up a store, and I will say, the pace is much slower.  My store here did now do as well as I hoped, so I decided that it was time for me to focus my idea on the many websites I run, and build this site, which has always been a dream of mine.  

I hope that the things I share here, help you in your quest for information on watches, watch repair, jewelry design, and jewelry repair, and the latest fun thing I’ve grown to love, 3d printing.

From time to time, if you follow my youtube channel, you will see that I also share other things there, such as my passion for motorcycles, and other things I like to do.  It keeps my mind very active, and while I’m not ready to sit down and retire, (I’m still young enough to live), I enjoy all the wonderful experiences I have in life.  I always make the best out of any situation, and I follow my passion where it takes me.

I’ll even go as far as to share the life changing thing that happened to me when I was twenty.  If you ever get a chance, read the book, the original edition, of “how to win friends and influence people!”  That one book changed my life, and taught me that my interactions with others, could me so much more if I take the time, to learn about you.  Share with me, your life stories, where you came from, where you are, and where you want to be.

Thank you for taking the time to come to my site, and I hope that I can help you now or in the future.

Peter