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5 hours ago, rossjackson01 said:

Been there. Wearing the T shirt. I got mine for Christmas. Able to do Diashock like that shown by you. So much easier with he Microscope. Even tried to straighten a hairspring. But stopped after I purchased a donor movement. Did not break it though.

 

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Very cool. That messed up hairspring shown in my photo, I will try to fix. I already have a replacement on the way, so I figure no harm if I fail... Fairy inexpensive NH34A movement.

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22 hours ago, kd8tzc said:

With the digital microscopes, are you able to work on a movement while looking at the screen?  Is depth perception an issue?

Yes, you can work looking at the screen. It takes some getting used to. Setting I have not done a whole lot with it yet movement wise, but I did notice that setting second hands was infinitely easier than without it.

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Okay, thanks.  I did get a digital scope yesterday, more for inspecting things than actually working on them.  I tried just unscrewing a screw yesterday with the digital scope, and I struggled with it, but then again, I just got the thing.

It works great for seeing things close up though (much better than through my magnification glasses).  I'm not sure I will be able to work on a movement with it other than inspecting things, but for the price, I'm okay with that.  I may save up and get a binocular scope at some point, but the digital helps for what I need at this point as just a hobbyist.

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