OT: A good loupe for the astigmatism

thought it may good to introduce this good loupe i just bought for the rest of you that may be affected by the same eye optical defect, especially under compromised lighting. and it is definitely a device that enhances the superiority of VC finishing against others. OT:  A good loupe for the astigmatism

leuchtturm is a german brand. it probably means " lighthouse" according to the box. i bought this at a hobby shop for stamp collecting. this loupe has a led light and uv light switch , probably meant to see hidden features in currency and stamps. it also has 10X magnification which is good enough to see the imperfection in the lesser-finished. 

i wore a vintage rolex to the shop and was shocked to discover the reality of things.OT:  A good loupe for the astigmatism

anyway, here is what it looks: 

OT:  A good loupe for the astigmatism

OT:  A good loupe for the astigmatism

OT:  A good loupe for the astigmatism

a watch lover's closest friend :-) I think they're the ones who make
04/14/2011 - 17:00
the loupes delivered with the QDI
Re: a watch lover's closest friend :-) I think they're the ones who make
04/14/2011 - 17:41
Hi Alex, One of their primary interests is philately (stamp collecting). They sell many products for this hobby. I used to collect stamps and their material is first rate. Its quite normal for them to produce such an item and it serves more than one purpose JB
Re: OT: A good loupe for the astigmatism
04/14/2011 - 17:10
Does this company have a website? Would they deliver online?
U can google their German name . nt.
04/15/2011 - 17:22
Re: U can google their German name . nt.
04/18/2011 - 17:31
Thanks, will do so.
04/14/2011 - 17:40
The benefits of seeing clearly are obvious, but sometimes surprising.  After being diagnosed with astigmatism I chose glasses instead of contacts and when I finally received my first pair, my wife often reminds me that I looked closely at her and remarked, "what large pores you have" .
Re: Astigmatism...
04/14/2011 - 17:42
How diplomatic of you Dean! Did you sleep on the couch that night (LOL)!
It was close Joseph...
04/15/2011 - 20:29
but my wife is accustomed to these stream-of-conscious outbursts .  She's also fond of suggesting that I discovered several traffic signs I'd been ignoring until the new glasses.  Now the shoe is on the other foot, so to speak.  She needs prescription glasses but won't admit it, so our house is littered with cheap drugstore reading glasses...by the phone, next to the cookbooks, at her favorite reading chair... LOL
I admire your courage, no wonder you're my detective .....
04/15/2011 - 17:26
Holmes. Btw, the bike thing is catching on me. I just bought a steel roadie from tommansini. :) I am sure u saw that coming after my first bike, that's why u asked if I have a collection .
04/15/2011 - 20:20

Aaron, you must share pics of your new ride . Having spent the winter rebuilding the mountain bike, I'm going stir-crazy (can't you tell?) waiting for better weather.  Doesn't help that a spring snowstorm hit us yesterday . Say, does anyone collect historic or vintage maps?  I have a few on the wall, including this 1892 image of the Arctic Circle, which shows mostly "Unexplored Region".  Amazing to think that no so long ago we knew virtually nothing about major portions of the planet .

made of columbus nemo steel , light and thin but stiff ride...
04/15/2011 - 21:48
handmade steel tommasini tecno frame, boy, i love the forks. set it up with a vintage 3T pantograph stem, the steel forks ! look at the engrave on the stem ! i can't stop smiling .
Geez...look at those lugs!
04/15/2011 - 22:41

Just like watches, the lug work on a fine bicycle reflects its quality.  That is some outstanding casting work and ultrafine welding