Jun 20, 2022,20:20 PM
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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 l...
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...
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$
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 ...
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.
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 fi...