Much of this is done under a loupe with Omega watches only a tiny area magnified
6 January, 2014 at 5:54 am in Business
Small dishes contain the various liquids that are applied in extremely small amounts to very specific places on an Omega movement during assembly. And I mean very specific amounts in very specific places. Lubricants are typically applied with a small pen-style applicator or a needle. If you mess up and apply too much or put it in the wrong replica Omega Speedmaster, you need to bathe that piece in benzene and then try it again. That can also mean tedious dis-assembly. Thankfully we didn't mess up too much. Andrew was a surgeon, so that helped tremendously as he already had trained and steady hands.
Much of this is done under a loupe with only a tiny area magnified. This is really a pain in the ass because like I said before, there is no depth of field and thus no depth perception as you are using only one eye. Many times I would move a needle or tweezers close to Omega movement, like docking a ship, careful not to touch the wrong place.
Only by moving the piece slowly and watching its shadow could I know when it was about to touch the movement. There are however stereoscopic microscopes that some people use when they need to look under replica IWC Pilot all day. Nevertheless, a lot of your movements need to be careful and precise so as to ensure you don't repeat steps, break parts, or lose things.
Losing parts is much easier than Omega may seem. That is because a lot of components are inserted under pressure (like types of springs) and can easily pop out. A one millimeter sized spring that barely weighs anything can eject itself out of your movement without notice before it is secured, to disappear forever. I actually didn't lose any replica cartier Roadster luckily enough, though a few sprung about on me. I found one stuck to my shirt like a piece of lint. I did however break a few pieces. This is very easy as too much pressure on a small part when holding Omega with tweezers can bend it.