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Great piece of kit!,
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This review is from: TRIXES 16 Piece Watch Repair Kit Set & Wrist Strap Adjust Pin Tool Kit Back Remover Fix (Watch)I have never messed with watches or their straps/bracelets before but less than 24 hours after receiving this tool kit (which itself was less than 24 hours after ordering it via Amazon Prime!), and after a very little Googling for (illustrated) advice on how to resize (i.e. remove links from) a Seiko watch bracelet, I managed to do that very thing with my own recently acquired watch! Some reviewers of a very similarly looking (but possibly marginally cheaper) tool kit have complained of the lack of instructions on how to use the tools and the poor quality of these Chinese made tools (this tool kit seems also to come from a Chinese factory - as you would expect at the price). But come on! Unless you are venturing into watch repair jobs with this tool kit that you simply should not be attempting - they train the smart guys who use these tools professionally years and years (including a two year stint at a watch making school in Manchester!) in their use - it is pretty obvious which tools you would need to use for a simple job like resizing a watch bracelet.
As for the Chinese quality, my tool set seems well up to the simple tasks I intend to use it for, provided that I am sensible and, allowing for my undoubted ignorance and lack of any training in the use of the tools, I don't use any undue force with any of the tools.
I have absolutely no regrets in buying this tool kit and with another watch bracelet likely to need resizing, I reckon I will have got my money back on this purchase in the jeweller's charges saved by removing the two strap links myself!
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Initial post: 15 May 2012 23:36:55 BDT
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David Glasgow says:
"cheerful review" - brought a smile to my face mate, you could not have told it any other way, only directly and honestly just like you did, I hate these moaners that winge over something at £7.99 and expect it to be Swiss made, hardened and tempered steel, with a stamp made in Switzerland at the bottom somewhere, / something that any "good jewelry store" would charge £20-£25 to remove a WATCH Link and they winge about paying £7.99 for a cheap tool set, TO DO THE JOB FOR FREE, here on Amazon UK. lol :D com'on they are penny pincher's, as we call them in Northern Ireland.
POLITE: word of warning, if your not good at DIY, or if you are NOT good with those hands God gave you, please forget buying this set, because you will not know how to go about using it, and like the reviewer said most people need 3 years at college in Dublin and a further 2 years in Manchester at college before they can call themselves a watchmaker and understand how to use these tools... so do NOT expect miracles if you don't know DIY or technical gadgetry. (Just pay to have it fixed, nuff said, saves you moaning).
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