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  1. Union repair has the cheapest i have found with my research...although this is determined on where you live, as postage to Australia for me is an extra $300AU https://www.unionrepair.com/7x-45x-szm7045-stl2-double-arm-boom-trinocular-stereo-zoom-industrial-microscope-with-led-lights.html Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  2. Here is a link to the a suited scope that are cheap enough and are great quality for micro work. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H4FOLVM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=rossmanngroup-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01H4FOLVM&linkId=9ea4ad1a1b60599182bcfd6beaf396fb Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. VW i have read your other thread and it seems this has been an issue for you for quite some time. Other members have commented on using microscopes for lathe work which could be an option later down the road if you decide to get into lathe work too. Here is my stereo microscope setup for mother board work and i can work under it for hrs at a time with no eye strain. You can see the makeshift stand that i made for it,which was only intended to be temporary untill i purchased a boom stand but never did. I can zoom out of work to get a full view of a movement and also zoom in to see jewel holes too. The working clearance is about 6- 8in so there is no issue getting tools under it to do work. I payed $100 for the scope 2nd hand from ebay and an extra $40 for the widefield x10 barlow to get away with it on the cheap. Alternatively (AM scope) have awesome gear used in the micro solder work industry which you could have a look at if you are interested. Attached is pics of my gheto setup boom stand and the zoom range of the scope at that hight. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  4. Lol i could only imagine mate, im not sure if im going to go that deep in the rabbit hole just yet [emoji1787] sorry for high jacking OP & taking this a bit off topic too. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  5. Wow! They all look so nice and shiney too! Are you selling any or are they collection peices? [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  6. No i dont JD, looks like an awesome setup you have there. If i require delicate machine work ill know who to pm though [emoji1360] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  7. Oh ok i didnt consider lathe work, i knew you guys all wear spectical type magnification for a reason. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  8. Does anyone use a microscope? Im new to this hobby but i repair electronic equipment under x10 barlow magnification for solder work & have been tinkering with watches of late. I have a few types of magnification glasses like the one pictured above and im finding the microscope being way more practical for me. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  9. Im new to watch cleaning and i have a cheap ultrasonic cleaner in my phone repair lab that i use for cleaning motherboards. I am going to try it out on a couple of old movements i have. Because its a cheap one and doesn't have a sweeping ability, operators should be mindful of "hotspots" that accure within the tank due to the way the frequency travels through the cleaning solution. The best way to demonstrate hotspots, is to lay a peice of foil in the cleaner and watch holes start to appear in consintrated areas. To overcome this issue as some motherboard components are very delicate im my cheap ultrasonic, is to move the peice around in the solution constantly so that hotspots are not targeting specific areas for long periods of time. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks for the warm welcome guys, i live in Newcastle Australia so if anyone is located in my area you are more then welcome to call in and enjoy a nice cold brew with me [emoji1305] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  11. Hi Guys, My name is Justin and I am currently obsessed with watch design & movements. My hobby list is extensive, from brewing beer right through to Astronomy and everything in between lol. My wife has diagnosed me with a bipolar disorder in regard to the shed full of amazing projects and hobby related setups, which im absolutely fine with. The Watch Repair videos on youtube are just mesmerizing! I actually fall asleep to them of a night while in bed. They are very informative and great quality so I would also like to say thank you for your time sharing with us your wealth of movement knowledge in such a professional way. Keep up the good work!
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