Just messing around with the microscope

Here is a simple movement picture of cal 1126/R31 (It's my only watch with a transparent case back).

Just messing around with the microscope



And I've been playing with my USB/computer microscope last night:

Just messing around with the microscope

Just messing around with the microscope

Just messing around with the microscope



Now if the movement was actually this big, even I might be able to assemble one without breaking it cheeky
02/20/2014 - 04:25
02/21/2014 - 01:50
02/21/2014 - 12:33
Now that's nice work!
02/20/2014 - 04:25
Both the photography and the finishing.
Thanks Respo (nt)
02/20/2014 - 13:35
v&c
Great pictures emphasising the high end craftsmanship of VC.
02/20/2014 - 07:11
Thanks for sharing, Dan. Great pictures emphasising the high end craftsmanship of VC.
My pleassure :-) (nt)
02/20/2014 - 13:35
v&c
Great pictures. Please post dial side as well.
02/20/2014 - 08:04
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Here are a couple of the dial side
02/20/2014 - 09:50
Elegant, so well done by VC
02/20/2014 - 10:38
I like the accent on Genève. Congratulations for this choice and for these photos. A wristshot to complete the post!! Wear it in good health. Liger
Thanks Dan. Ok, so it is the retrogade. This is a lovely
02/20/2014 - 12:19
watch.
Thanks kk! (nt)
02/20/2014 - 13:36
v&c
that's some cool photography there! (nt)
02/20/2014 - 11:51
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thanks, you know me...the lack of skill requires better HW :-) (nt)
02/20/2014 - 13:37
v&c
Are we comparing 'like with like'?...
02/20/2014 - 13:15
Dan, you might be messing around but the results are somewhat impressive. I'm wondering if you are still using the USB2-Micro x 200 Microscope that you bought for about $40? If that is the case your technique has improved significantly. Regards Tony
Hi Tony, yes it is the same little, $40, microscope
02/20/2014 - 13:34
I discovered that the accompanying software for it is much better for Windows based PCs than it is for the Mac's OSX. Thanks for your kind words! BR, Dan
Re: Just messing around with the microscope
02/20/2014 - 15:39
Those are all great photos, Dan! After your original post, I got one, but still after several months have not used it. Soon, hopefully. Thanks for the terrific pics! Joseph
Thanks Joseph!
02/21/2014 - 01:50
I learned how to adjust the amount of lighting with the very thin black dial that is embedded in the black case.  I also learned that the "preview" resolution on the screen is also the actual resolution when capturing a picture. I hope you have fun with it when you get the chance. BR, Dan
The finish texture really pops!
02/20/2014 - 17:59
Amazing work, Dan yes.  Say, can you try the same with your deck watch, please pretty please?
Definitely Dean, but the DW is half a world away right now
02/21/2014 - 01:54
But will definitely do so. I tried to open the screw backs to a couple of other watches I have with me, but I couldn't get them off (using the "ball").  I'll see if a watchmaker can help me.  I have cal 1007/BS and cal 1120 hidden that I would love to take closer looks. BR, Dan
Love these Photos, Dan
02/21/2014 - 12:33
Last time you posted some I meant to get my hands on one of these little scopes and give it a try, but got distracted.  Now I really need to do that.
Thanks Michael (nt)
02/21/2014 - 15:49
v&c
Great macro shots, Dan You're definitely too modest about...
02/23/2014 - 00:16
your photo skills! What am I to say? I am a lousy photographer but still try to take pictures from time to time ;-) Too bad you can't post from an iPhone here since the best pix I've taken recently are on my i-fon ;-)
Thanks Pal! And I've heard that we should be able to...
02/25/2014 - 03:20
Post pictures from our iOS devices sometime this year. :-)
Dan, This is VERY cool indeed
02/25/2014 - 12:45
I wishi I have my own microscope!!  
Thanks Justin, the microscope makes taking some macro shots very easy
02/26/2014 - 01:36
ideally, I wouldn't have to hook it up to a computer to use it...otherwise I could take it with me for portable shots.  :-) BR, Dan