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  1. Thanks m1ks I'll be getting a 2.5 soon Atleast will give me around 4 inches of clearance from the work I have a 10X that I use for inspection
  2. Thanks so much Andy Definitely a great set up in stages of magnification The microscope is awesome. I look forward to building up my " magnification station " lol I guess if you can't see it, you can't clean it Or repair it, this really teaches me the importance of good lighting and magnification This is one aspect of repair where shortcuts don't help
  3. Thank you Dpastl I'll consider getting one in the future It would be a dream for inspection of jewels / pivots/ escapement
  4. Thank you saswatch for the info I'm currently using a headband magnifier aswell ( optivisor) but I would love to try out working with loupes The microscope must be amazing to use I'm sure the detail at even 40X magnification is crisp I'll definitely look at getting one in the future for inspection
  5. Thank for the tip Hippy, I have experienced fogging up of the lens before I'll drill a hole on the side for some ventilation Will be getting a number 4 (2.5X magnification) loupe soon, a bergeon 4422 Will give it a shot
  6. Thank you Andy I will definitely need to upgrade my light I'm currently using a desk top reading lamp This is a poor light but I plan on getting something better, I guess loupes are useless with no light I plan on using the 2.5X magnification loupe with a head spring 'holder' so I don't have to squint to keep it from falling
  7. Thanks nickelsilver This really explains it for me, I would definitely try out a 2.5X mag loupe It would be similar to the strength of the optivisor I'm using at the moment, I would probably have to be about 2 inches closer to the work which shouldn't be a problem Thanks for the picture of the ASCO loupes aswell I will use it as a reference for focal length and strength of magnification Thank you,
  8. Thanks vinn3 for the advice, I will definitely look after my eyes, I take breaks from time to time
  9. Hi guy's, my apologies if this has been discussed before I currently use an optivisor ( DA-7) which has a focal length of 6 inches and 2.75 X magnification However I would love to get into using eye loupes and train myself to do so, I have a x10 loupe but the focal distance is far too short to work comfortably and I use it solely for inspection I know it all comes down to personal preference but I would love to hear about the focal lengths / magnification that you seasoned guys prefer for general assembly / dissembly and or inspection of jewels / pallets Thanks in advance Ramone
  10. Thank you Yankeedog, yeah I am a firefighter, a different world from the horology world But atleast I'm never late for a call, thanks to my watch
  11. Thanks you Sir This forum is awesome, encyclopedia of horological knowledge
  12. Thanks clockboy! Looking forward to the awesome topics
  13. Thanks so much Mike I really appreciate it
  14. Hello everyone My name is Ramone and I've been hooked on watches ever since I've opened up the back of my dad's CAMY automatic watch when I was 10 years old (scratched the back In the process :)).) It was like looking into a tiny universe! I'm new to watch repair and would love to absorb everything I can I am 28 years old and a firefighter, my days off I spend tinkering with watches, mechanical and quartz I'm looking forward to learning from you guys Thank you Ramone
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