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The Excelvan 20-piece watch tool kit provides the tools needed to make simple repairs, such as changing a watchband or battery, to more complex tasks, such as cleaning a watch or replacing the hands. The tools are also useful to work on bracelets and other pieces of jewelry, replace screws in eyeglasses or change batteries in small electronic devices. In the case of watchbands and batteries, it lets you purchase those items wherever you wish without having to find a watchmaker or jeweler to do the repair work for you.
The ability to repair watches yourself saves you time and money. Since many new watches tend to be battery operated, it has become more difficult to find a watchmaker to do repairs, especially on mechanical watches. The ability to do some of the more simple work yourself is a timesaver and allows you to recondition old watches that have been in a drawer over the years.
The Excelvan kit includes 20 pieces used to make basic watch repairs. Among the pieces, you receive a case holder that can handle a watchcase from 16 to 40 millimeters in diameter to immobilize the watch while you work on it, a case opener, back wrench and double-headed hammer to open the backs of various watchcases. Watchband tools include link pin removers, a watchband holder, spring bar remover with extra tips and small spring bar remover. In addition, the watch tool kit includes three slotted screwdrivers with three more blades, one Phillips screwdriver, one pair of tweezers, chain nose pliers equipped with side cutters, a watch hand remover, loupe, a case for storing pins and a polishing cloth.
The Excelvan 20-Piece Watch Repair Tool Kit includes the tools you need to change or adjust a watchband or clasp, replace a battery, gaskets, crowns, movements, crystals or hands. Whether you want to make simple repairs at home or are a hobbyist, this watch tool kit contains everything you need to make repairs and comes in a 13 x 8.8 x 1.5-inch box that makes it easy to store or carry with you. Due to the inclusiveness of the tools in this kit and the reasonable cost, you may want to look this one over.