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  1. Ok, so in your opinion the downside which I overlooked is excessive weight (for watchmaking, at least) and loss of close tactile feel present in a in mini driver. Makes sense.
  2. Ok, so I have read this particular thread eagerly. In particular I found the comments about upgrading screwdrivers enlightening, but I am left with a question. Given the cost of top quality screwdrivers, it makes sense to buy "medium" quality drivers and then upgrade the replaceable bits as needed. My question is this - what about starting with good (or top) quality bits, but mount them in 3-jaw pin vises with bearing swivel-tops? Bear with me here - this is a serious question (albeit one asked in ignorance). Total tool length would increase slightly, and then you would need to label or distinguish between pin vises because they would all essentially be the same with different bits (in this case buying a set of 9 pin vises to make a full "set"). The upside is that you would get: increased torque, a much more ergonomic grip, bearing swivel tops for a fraction of the cost ($6.00 or less per pin vise with a bit of window shopping), and in a pinch you could make do with one pin vise if absolutely needed and just change the bits. Heck, most of the time it would even come with a set of cheap drill bits as a bonus (for use with other projects not watch related). I just don't see the benefit to purchasing horotec screwdrivers (even if I had the money for them) when a 3-jaw pin vise appears to be as good or better for a fraction of the cost... Lacking practical experience, I am pretty sure I am missing something important...would anyone be kind enough to either enlighten me?
  3. Got it! Very clear responses from everyone, and thank you.
  4. Complete novice here. After watching a few of Mark's videos on Youtube (great work, by the way) it appears that some of his tools are slightly magnetized. My question is, in general what tools to you want to be magnetized and which not? Obviously, brass tweezers are going to be non-magnetic. Also I can see the value of having at least one pair of tweezers slightly magnetized. Advice?
  5. A circa 1988 Raketa 24 hour dual time zone wind up. At one point I had located a model number, but I'll be darned if I can find it now...
  6. Hello everyone. It is good to be here. I am *just* getting started in collecting budget vintage watches. As I expected, I find that I had better learn how to service such watches myself. I hope to get a starting watch tool set and a lot of used watches in need of repair from "that auction site" later in the year. Most likely I will eventually enroll in the lessons, but that will be some time in the future. Best, trigus
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