Just starting out out on my Horology journey, have all the gear and trying to get an idea with the help of Mark and his online courses.
If anyone has any good websites, books, wisdom to share, I’m all ears and very greatful in advance!
A once great American retailer. Montgomery (monkey) Ward sold watches under the legant lable.This Hamazawa powered version came with a bad mainspring. After cleaning lubing swapping. this example runs surprisingly well. Don't turn up your nose at a 17 jewel Hamazawa. They are better than you might think.
My advice would be to spend most of that for tools. You already have the stero microscope to see very closely. Taking super high res picture would not fix faults and to get advice on the forum all you need is a regular macro camera even if few years old. Bust surely you need a stand.
Thing game might cost good money so I suggest that you play it conservatively. Do you have a camera now? What is your budget? I would start getting a small macro stand and experiment placing the loupe in front of the lens. Sometimes good results are achieved with ingenuity not sophisticated gear.