Information About Tool Kits
tztoolshop.com has a variety of toolkit options. The tools and material needed for the course are:
The choice of loupe is a somewhat personal choice. For those who use eyeglasses for close work, loupes which clip to eyeglasses are a good alternative, non eyeglass wearers the traditional "in the eye" loupes work. The Optivisor (and similar products) will work with or without glasses, and have the advantage of providing binocular vision (at least at the lower power).
Note to students who plan to case their watch there are a number of additional tools that are of use:
THE LEVEL 2 TOOL KIT
Please see tztoolshop.com
for the latest options in Level 2 tool kits.
The Required Kit :
The Required Kit :
Cleaning fluids are not supplied as part of the standard kits from tztoolshop.com However they are required. We strongly recommend that you use solutions specifically formulated for watch cleaning:
You may substitute Stoddard solvent, VM& P naptha, trichloroethylene, or denatured alcohol as a cleaner and rinse, and these may be available to you locally.
Fumes and flammability make these substances very dangerous and they should be used accordingly. Note that many of these substances (specifically alcohols or trichloroethylene) will deteriorate the adhesives and shellacs often used in balance spring studs and collets, impulse jewels, and pallet jewels. Exposure of these parts should be very brief followed by drying with the blower.
Watch cleaning and rinsing solutions (which are flammable) may not be shipped by air. Within the USA, they can be shipped UPS Ground Service.
You will also need need suitable containers for cleaning in, 100-500 mL Pyrex beakers work well, as do wide-mouth one-pint canning jars.
Selections and prices are available at tztoolshop.com on these items. Also if you plan to case your Level 2 watch see the list of recommended tools above.