I am very nearsighted (between -6 and -7 in both eyes). With astigmatism. Now, in my late 50's I also have significant nearsightedness.
I thought a flip up visor - which I could wear with my glasses would be best. I purchased an OptiVisor with a flip-down loupe. But not happy at all with the visual quality.
I know you get what you pay for in optics. What is the best type of device for someone with old-bad eyes.
I have never used a regular loupe - but thinking that may be the way to go. Any of you guys (or gals) have a reccomendation?
I have an acquaintance who is closing his shop due to health after 43 years. He has a large quantity of parts, stems, crowns, crystals and all the paraphernalia one would accumulate after a long period in the business. He needs to liquidate his shop. This isn't a "Hey do you have a __ for a __." kind of post. We're talking serious stuff here. Mass quantities. If you need parts, equipment, etc. for your practice, please let me know. I will pass along his email contact to you. Obviously, this is useful primarily only to those in the U.S. due to shipping costs. But he has a huge amount of useful goods and is 100 miles South of Atlanta. PM me if you need something.
Would it be interesting for this forum to set up a list where we could exchange things like parts and tools? I happen to have duplicate tools from my lot purchases, and feel that those could be better used. No money involved. Would that be feasible?
Has anyone got one of these lathes?? if so are they any good for repairing pivots etc..I know they would not be any use for heavy work, but thought I would ask first..
Have a good weekend all..
I'd suggest cousinsUK.com (England). I live in Sweden myself and being a tiny country it's almost impossible to get any spare parts locally. So far Cousins has never failed and their customer service is just brilliant.
Good luck with your project!
Just got started with restoring my Tissot Seastar Chronograph, 40508-9X, ser# 2418468, mod 870 1277, vintage early 1950.
Need to replace the crystal and seal, maybe hour and min hands (not a must).
The dims of the crystal are: 28,55 OD X 27,0 ID X 3,5 high. Mat is plastic, the shape is domed. Uses an ID metal ring, which is OK.
The seal measures: 33,0 X 31,0 X 2,0
Can't find it in the US... Does anybody have those parts or where can I get them?
Great thought. To prevent any marks from a tool such as a metal screwdriver, I could fashion a plastic pixie stick or a piece of peg-wood to a flat end and give that a slight twist for control. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk