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 just rebuilt a 7002A this weekend. I was very careful with cleaning/oiling, fitted a new mainspring and used a few dots of 8213 on the barrel.
The gear train, balance are as free as they could be - amplitude about 235 deg DU/DD.
Seems about typical for the few Seiko's I have. I know they have low amplitudes, so I'm happy as it is.
I tend to just use my "metric calibrated eye", and of course files/fine grit paper.
You can use one of these, If your eye requires a little more precise calibration.
They do work, but you will still end up finishing by hand/eye with good magnification, and obviously they only work with straight blades, so not much use for drill sharpening or cross headed drivers.
It might also be possible to make one, but you would need to have access to a suitable lathe, and the ability to work to tight tolerances.
Whether you could fabricate one that matches the quality of the Omega however is a question I wouldn't presume to answer on your behalf.