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April 10, 2015 at 1:27 pm #49555
Decided today to get a digital microscope and camera on the advice of a good friend who does watch and clock repair. I saw some picture from both and they are excellent. The first picture is taken with the camera at 2x. The second is under the microscope which has a digital 3.5″ monitor on it. I figured for right at $200 for both can’t go to wrong. He told me they were from China but he said the optics were excellent and as good as the $5000 microscope they have at AWCI headquarters. He said after he told a few in his class they bought one and have all conversed with him about they were really nice. Anyway hope it will help see the pivots better on both watches and clocks. The loupe does fine till I have to look close. Don’t know if it is the lense the placed in my eye since it is for far vision or what. We shall see.
April 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm #62527stevefitzwaterParticipant
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Nice Bernie!April 10, 2015 at 6:43 pm #62528
Thanks Steve.April 10, 2015 at 7:15 pm #62529
What is the make and model number of the microscope and digital microscope camera? It looks like it is doing a great job.
davidApril 11, 2015 at 4:37 am #62530chris mabbottParticipant
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Nice pickup Bernie, looks very nice, although, I figured after the tuneup you didn’t need one of these babiesApril 11, 2015 at 5:33 am #62531
Chris my eyes are fine it is just something with my eyes or me. It just doesn’t seem as clear as it should. I see fine except when it gets down fine stuff. The Doc says it is probably something interacting with the lenses in my eyes and the lenses of the loupe. Hard to explain. Hopefully this will work better.
David here is where I am getting them from. The microscope: http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-5-LCD-Digital-Microscope-20x-500x-Magnification-5-0-Megapixel-Image-Sensor/131451713952?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D29906%26meid%3D16c4dd576b2b41e58229d254c56e801e%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D281364412124&rt=nc
The camera I am also getting for other purposes plus clocks and watches. I needed something to take really nice pic’s for my woodturning brochures. Phone cameras work in a pinch but most time momma has the other camera when she is with the grandkids.April 11, 2015 at 7:03 am #62532randyParticipant
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Nice set up Bernie…I’m thinking this may be the ticket for many things…including working on messed up hairsprings !
RApril 11, 2015 at 8:20 am #62533
Thanks for the link.
davidApril 11, 2015 at 10:11 am #62534Bob TascioneModerator
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That’s a really nice setup for such a low price.
BobApril 11, 2015 at 10:56 am #62535tmac1956Participant
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I really like that setup. Dang nice quality too.
TomApril 11, 2015 at 2:56 pm #62536
Bob T. he told me the optics are really, really nice on the microscope. He said it is surprising coming out of china and being that cheap. He said one from the Swiss he could have bought while at a watch class at AWCI would have been $5000. He said the one he bought is just as good and does everything it did. I will let everyone know what it is like when it comes in.April 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm #62537
The Swiss microscope was probably made in the same Chinese factory by the same employees as the Chinese microscope.
davidApril 13, 2015 at 7:23 am #62538namonllor1953Participant
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Thank you for the link Bernie. It’s a great find and one I’ll be taking advantage of myself.
Thanks again,April 13, 2015 at 2:18 pm #62539maitai11Participant
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JealousApril 13, 2015 at 2:36 pm #62540
Oh quit whining Tim. There are 10 and 9 left so jump on them. 😆 😆
David you are probably right because my buddy told me they look almost identical to one another. 😆
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