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Old 11-09-2019, 11:39 AM  
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This looks like a good deal for anyone in the USA looking to get all the tools required to start serious watch tinkering.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F223742272240

I would start with a lower offer and see where it gets you.

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The link keeps producing a Norton pop-up of "fraudulent website blocked".
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The link keeps producing a Norton pop-up of "fraudulent website blocked".
Weird it is an ebay link.
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Link works for me.
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Work for me. Seems a lot of tooling for the $$$
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It's all entry level stuff (e.g. Indian/Chinese, not Swiss), but seems workable. The screwdrivers are described as Bergeon, which is good. Also, Moebius oils are quite expensive!
Is about the same stuff you'd collect over the first years of hobby watchmaking. So it's a good start. And it includes a microscope!
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Thanks for sharing. Great looking setup and at a reasonable price. I have most of those tools and I know I spent a lot more than what the seller is asking to acquire them.
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Worked fine for me too and I have Norton aswell. There are some nice movements and supplies and it is Best Offer so he may be reasonable. He also has a few other items offered.
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I'd be asking for it sans microscope - I have one and never use it.


Re non Bergeon tools - there are very good cheap ones coming out of the Far East now - screwdrivers, movement holders etc


The Swiss tool companies don't have the licence to print money that they used to have
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It works if I copy and paste the link into the search engine.
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It works if I copy and paste the link into the search engine.
Just some tech support here. Norton is a real crap bit of bloatware. My advice is to make sure you are always running the latest version of Windows 10. Have auto Windows 10 updates turned on. Then uninstall all the Norton Products and turn on: Windows Defender Antivirus & Windows Defender Security Center.

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It's now $450 with the option to make an offer.
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I just scooped it up with an offer a little below the $450 asking price. I've been slowly gathering materials and supplies to fully dive in myself, but still had a lot of holes in my tool inventory. Not all of these are what I would've chosen piece by piece, but close enough to give it a solid go. Not sure about the usefulness of the stereo microscope, but I can always sell that along.
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I just scooped it up with an offer a little below the $450 asking price. I've been slowly gathering materials and supplies to fully dive in myself, but still had a lot of holes in my tool inventory. Not all of these are what I would've chosen piece by piece, but close enough to give it a solid go. Not sure about the usefulness of the stereo microscope, but I can always sell that along.
Great stuff. You can't go wrong with this setup. As you move forward you can replace the lesser tools with swiss equivalents. Or if tinkering is not for you in the longer term your investment is not too high.

Regarding the microscope, I don't have one as I use a 12x lupe to check all the individual parts. I can see the microscope as a great tool for detailed part inspection. Identifying that worn tooth or chipped jewel is an important part in problem solving the watch on the bench.

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I've got a nice twin lens Behr eyeglass loupe that has 4x and 10x lenses. It clips securely on my reading glasses, and I find it much easier to use than a traditional loupe. I don't figure the microscope will get a lot of use, but like you said, inspection of jewel holes could prove its worth.
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