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    scott312
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    Hello everyone I finally starting ordering tools. I hope this will do for now. I’m not sure what to about magnifiers, I wear glasses.
    10 days ago I knew nothing about watches. I know a little now :) There is so much to know on the overall world of watches I see. So many variables. lol
    I picked up 4 pocket watches on eBay to butcher : ) I hope I don’t butcher them and I picked up 2 working pocket watches our personal use.
    My first project Will be to replace batteries on a Half dozen around the house. They have been sitting in drawers for years.
    I figured fixing 4 of my wife’s watches would justify my spending for all these new tools in her eyes. lol
    Merry Christmas everyone.

    1 x Horotec Watchmakers Screwdriver Set with Stand 6 Sizes
    1 x Brass Tweezers Set of 5 pcs Straight Tip 5″ Long Very Soft Non-Magnetic
    1 x Watch Back Removal Tool Compact Watchmakers Case Wrench
    1 x Watchmakers Swiss Watch Case Opener Knife 4″
    1 x Extra Large Swiss Watch Case Holder Repair Vise with Adjustable Pins
    1 x Horofix Watch Case Cushion – 2.5″ Soft Foam
    1 x Bergeon 4657 Rubber Dust Blower
    1x watch hand presser
    2x lifter levers

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    stevefitzwater
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    as far as loops, I like this one – http://www.esslinger.com/original-ary-swiss-made-standard-loupe-eyeglass-attachment-magnifier/

    it clips on to the glass lens and easily flips up out of the way when you do not need it. It is a bit pricey, but it is worth it to me

    I have tried the on that clips onto the bow of the glasses, but these work better for me

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    scott312
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    Those are nice. Thanks for pointing them out. I had not seen those I ordered some more tools
    1 Donegan Double Eyeglass Loupe 4X-10X FB-642 $25.00 $25.00
    1 Optivisor DA-7, 2 3/4 Power, 6″ Working DistanceFB-632 $43.05 $43.05
    1 Movement Ligne and American Size GaugeMOVEMENT-GAUGE $3.95 $3.95
    1 Bergeon 6938 Dial Protection BERG-6938 $1.38 $1.38
    1 Horotec Inexpensive Green Plastic Bench MatMSA 24.208 $12.60 $12.60

    I went ahead and got the Donegan and Optivisor.

    Thank for the reply Steve

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    stevefitzwater
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    no problem, we all have our preferences on visor, loop or some combination, I personally have a pair of single vision glasses (reading glasses) that are set for 6-10 inches distance, the closest the optician could setup for, then the Ary loop for fine work.

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    joe austin
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    You need some movement holders, better tweezers at least one pair of Dumont size 2 or 3C, oilers, oil, pith wood, rodico, pegwood, watch paper, and a bench block, which seems odd but it really helps to hold the balance cock, and the barrel when you need something to support the part that can also let a shaft, or pivot hang free. I started out with cheap tweezers, it was probably my worst mistake. Good luck have fun.

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