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    recommend some high quality precision mini tools for watch work

    I had to scour through all my tools to find a small enough screwdriver to use for the trimmer screw, which I luckily found a tiny eyeglass flathead. Still I can see it isn't ideal as I can see it wearing away the head as it doesn't fit precisely and it would be preferrable to use a philips head (#00 or #000?) for that trimmer screw. All of those 5-7 piece mini screwdriver sets in a plastic case that are common and made in China are still not small enough. Any recommendations for what works and will last a lifetime? Oh and hopefully it is available in the US.

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    Re: recommend some high quality precision mini tools for watch work

    Read here.
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    Re: recommend some high quality precision mini tools for watch work

    If you want quality tools, you can't go wrong with Bergeon, but they will cost quite a bit.
    How about this Bergeon "Watchmaker's Service toolkit"
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    Re: recommend some high quality precision mini tools for watch work

    I have used this Stanley 66-039 set for several years. They are not Bergeon, but they are solid.

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    Re: recommend some high quality precision mini tools for watch work

    The Stanley set doesn't have a philips small enough for the trimmer screw. I probably have 10 of these sort of sets (not Stanley) and they all have similar size screwdrivers. Even the smallest flathead was too big to use for the trimmer screw, and the philips in these are much larger than the smallest flathead.

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    Re: recommend some high quality precision mini tools for watch work

    For a multi with a P00 bit, I would recommend a Picquic Teeny Turner. A very high quality Canadian manufacturer and readily available. Around $10 delivered.

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    Re: recommend some high quality precision mini tools for watch work

    I thought I read you don't want magnetic items around digital watches. Maybe that is a myth, but not sure either way. Also the Teeny Turner's smallest philips is #00 and I already have a #000 and even that is too big.

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    For a multi with a P00 bit, I would recommend a Picquic Teeny Turner. A very high quality Canadian manufacturer and readily available. Around $10 delivered.

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    Re: recommend some high quality precision mini tools for watch work

    I just spent a huge amount of cash on this from ifixit. I'm hoping to get it by the end of next week.
    It's got a good following. Also has useful tools for getting into your Apple products.


    54 Bit Driver Kit - iFixit

    There's a $5 off discount code floating on the internet as well if it helps.

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