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Any recommendations for a loupe or magnifier?

 
 By: mdg : June 20th, 2022-16:04
I have some old watches I'd like to take apart and play with. I'm looking for the kind of magnifier that has the wire to fit on ones head. Two questions: 1) Are there standard magnifying strengths (10x, etc.)? 2) Are there any particular brands I should look for? Thanks for any advice : )

Not perfect but I use

 
 By: Thomas_3 : June 20th, 2022-17:21
a 5x loupe I got at the hardware store.  I can hold it with my eye socket
long enough to see what I want.  I have a smaller folding 10x
but it strictly hand held.

I have a nice loupe from Parmigiani...

 
 By: mdg : June 20th, 2022-18:01
...but it is very difficult to keep from falling out of my socket. I want something that I can have on for an hour at a time. I'm not even sure what the magnification level is, but that part is fine...

Loupe system

 
 By: MilDiver : June 20th, 2022-18:32
Easy view, wide f makes all visual brighter 
Attached to iPhone and it makes great macro lens
Not cheap , around 500$

Not looking to spend that kind of $$...I'm no pro...

 
 By: mdg : June 20th, 2022-18:36
...I just want something decent for $50-100. Maybe I will take a flyer on something from Amazon if I can return it...

Bergeon certainly has a solution for you

 
 By: dedestexhes : June 20th, 2022-18:37
If it is difficult to keep your loupe in your eye they have also this:





And so much more.

Br,
Dirk

Thank you...

 
 By: mdg : June 20th, 2022-18:47
...this is what I am looking for. I used one in a NY Horological Society watchmaking class once. I just wasn't sure of what the good brands are. I will do a search...

I advise a headset like this

 
 By: cazalea : June 20th, 2022-19:10
Much more comfortable and variable lenses for different tasks



I use mine all the time — 10x is rarely needed, and this work with or w/o eyeglasses.

Cazalea

Interesting...hadn't thought of this : )

 
 By: mdg : June 20th, 2022-19:18
...I would be pulling apart movements, changing batteries, etc. Is this truly enough magnification for that sort of thing?

It has worked for me for the last 10 years

 
 By: cazalea : June 20th, 2022-19:48
Semi-professional watch tinkerer and restorer (not claiming to be a watch maker)









Cazalea

Fantastic room!!

 
 By: mdg : June 20th, 2022-20:20

I love your version of a man-cave 😀. Best, E.

 
 By: eklektik : June 20th, 2022-21:27

Ordered...thanks : )

 
 By: mdg : June 21st, 2022-21:50

With the Donegan Optivisor there is also a loupe option that

 
 By: Steve E : June 20th, 2022-23:07
attaches and can flip up or down for additional monociular magnification.
Love Optivisor!

I have one Mike and it’s the best solution …

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 20th, 2022-21:04
I thoroughly recommend one.

What can you use if..

 
 By: Ronald Held : June 21st, 2022-19:11
You wear thick eyeglasses? 

This works for glasses too

 
 By: cazalea : June 21st, 2022-23:27
You can wear with and/or without if you’re nearsighted as I am. I can’t speak for farsighted folks.

Eyeglass/loupe

 
 By: David Walter : July 1st, 2022-15:09
Many in the trade  use ASCO eyeglasses,  they are available in various strengths, 2x, 2.5x, 3x, 5x 10x etc
The 10x was developed  for hairspring and escapement  work not general work.
The ASCO lenses are also available in a blue tint to the lens which many find easier to work with