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..
My experience with the handheld cheap Chinese glass presses on eBay is truly poor, and I've come to learn that I'm not alone. Yesterday I was struggling with it for over 30 minutes to fit an armoured glass in a Vostok Amphibian before giving up. At that point, while still holding it in my hand looking at it with disdain, I thought: "What a piece of utter rubbish!".
Anyway, what I'd really want would be a Robus press, but gosh, that would be over £500 with the die set (tax included, excluding shipping)! So, I found this tool "Professional spindle press for housings and glasses with twenty-four inserts" on eBay for £72. It sure sounds promising, but it would be great with a review, or if none can be had your opinion.
Sharpening is a science and an industry. Trivia facts follow
An important figure in drill sharpening is Joseph Mazoff, a self-taught American. His article is still current on the matter and the basis for most sharpeners, I have attached it here.
A 1st brand drill bit sharpener can cost €600 https://www.wabeco-remscheid.de/catalog/product/view/id/6710/s/spiralbohrer-schleifmaschine/category/487/
It's Chinese copy, one half of that https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Drill-Bit-Electric-Big-Grinder-MR-13A-CNC-drilling-cutter-grinding-machines-with-ER11-collects/32867482062.html
If you have something that cuts there is a professional way to sharpen it. Blunt axe? No problem https://www.sharpening.org.uk/product/tormek-sva-170-axe-grinding-jig/
I'm currently disputing an Amazon seller that sent a cheap knife sharpener instead of a 75mm grinding wheel
A relic of the Jewel Wars, this 35mm 1950s Mount Royal with an 80 jewels (kind of) Felsa 4002, 21 of which are broadly functional and 59 which, er, aren’t. I’ve no idea how many of these watches survive today or, indeed, were ever made but it “coulda been a contender” until the likes of Waltham, Orient, and Titoni climbed into the ring with their 100 (and more) jewelled efforts.
Of the two recorded makers of a Mount Royal brand, Choisi seems to be the most likely candidate for today’s curiosity, it being a product of the original company founded in 1929 before its demise, date unknown. The company name was seemingly reactivated in 2013 by a Singapore-owned enterprise which, from what I can see, is largely producing retro-style watches along with homages based on the old company’s vintage models.