Experience on watch movements repair:
modern swiss movements: 5
japan movements: 3
older movements: 2
chinese movements: 0
According to above experience grades(smallest 0-5 highest) my advice can be incorect or completely out of mind, so beware and take my advices with caution if the grade is low!!!Hidden Content
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Thanks for the well thought out reply. I have spent many nights researching oils, but I guess it boils down to not being able to appropriately curate and synthesize the available information without the experience and knowledge needed to asess the vast amount of great / not so great literature out there on the topic.
Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope | Junghans Max Bill Automatic - willing to let go | Milsub inspired build - Raven case, MKII dial, Milsub hands | Pilot coin edge bezel build - A watch my girlfriend proudly wears |
Marcello C Nettuno 3 - Bought for parts, on it's way out | Omega Seamaster - gold plated 1959 model
Please feel free to contact me if you want to talk about custom builds :) I am interested in custom services including dial and case work as well as acquiring parts and tools.
I’ve been looking for some brass tweezers and came across some Dumont, (trio) but I’m not sure how to value a used set. Or am I better off passing on used tweezers?
These tweezers look good. You should learn how to dress the tips. To value these tweezers, look what they cost new and compare. Used brass tweezers generally don't exceed 30-50% of the new price.
I just bought a set of titanium tweezers. It made in India but the quality is good for me, non magnetic 100% don't concern it, so the price is cheaper than brand name tweezers about 18$/1 set. 1 set have 3 titanium tweezers.
I like the lower grade "Hi-tech" dumont tweezers; they are stainless and antimagnetic and have just the right degree of stiffness for me. The metal is slightly softer than their other lines so it's easier to handle parts. Their fancy Dumostar tweezers at 50 bucks a piece feel like quality but are way too stiff for me. The carbon alloys are way to stiff, but I use them for installing cannon pinions and picking up tiny screws dropped in a movement (they always seem to become magnetized).
These may be okay, but I imagine there is a lot of variance from tool to tool. If you find little parts getting away from you it may be worth spending $19- $30 dollars for a better tweezer in a size you use. If taken care of they last a lifetime.
I'd like to recommend the LED magnifiers because sometime your head will obscured the light from the light source in your work table.
I bought them from ebay. There are many seller from china.Cheap price and Free shipping. Select the seller who have good feedback.
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