Below you will find some recommended products to help you complete My Watch Memoir.
Additionally, we have highlighted some essential watch tools we believe every watch enthusiast must own at some point.
Pen: Sakura Pigma Micron Pen Set
You may already own a luxurious fountain pen which you will enjoy using on My Watch Memoir, but in case you don’t, we wanted to recommend an amazing pen set.
These Sakura Pigma Micron Pens are a match made in heaven for My Watch Memoir. This is because they have archival quality ink (perfect for our archival quality paper) that is waterproof, bleed free and fade resistant which will ensure your memoir lasts for many generations. Additionally, this set includes a wide assortment of tip sizes / styles and the price is very accessible.
Light Box: ESDDI Photo Studio Light Box 24"/60cm
Many of you have already asked us how we captured our amazing photographs and / or what photo setup do we use. So, we wanted to share our little secret with our community.
We leverage the great ESDDI Photo Studio Light Box 24"/60cm. This light box is fantastic. It is large & portable, has LED adjustable brightness, provides you flexible shooting angles and comes with four different backdrops. We love it!
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ80
Odds are that if you are a watch enthusiast, you may also be a camera buff and own a Leica. However, we wanted to share a fantastic affordable alternative so you can capture amazing macro shots of your watches.
Our value pick is the great Panasonic Lumix FZ80. This is due to a range of exceptional features like its high zoom lens, great low light performance, post-focus feature and macro focus starting at 1cm among other things. If you are a beginner, this camera will make your macro watch shots look like a pro in no time.
Photo Cutter: LETION Titanium Paper Trimmer
If you are looking for the best tool to cut / trim the perfect sized photos for your memoir, look no further than this LETION Titanium Paper Trimmer.
Trust us, this amazing tool will change your paper / photo cutting life.
Photo Adhesive: Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive Applicator
As you know, we are all about archival quality crafting and this little guy is all about it. If you decide to paste your photos, this adhesive is the best way to paste your watch photos onto your memoir. It instantly creates a clean and permanent bond, it is very easy to use, acid free and has refillable cartridges.
Spring Bar Tool: Bergeon 6767-F Watch Spring Bar Tool
Every watch enthusiast needs a solid spring bar tool to change straps / bracelet and this Bergeon tool is one of the best in the business. Never go the cheap route on things you care about, like your watches.
This stainless steel spring bar tool is made in Switzerland and is very easy handle. It has two different tips which are also replaceable. This is a must have for every single watch collector.
Case Back Opener (Snap-On Cases): Bergeon 7403
As you may have noticed, we are big fans of quality made products and that’s the reason why we are recommending another Bergeon product.
The Bergeon Watch Case Back Opener Knife Tool is compact, reliable and perfect for getting the back off snap-on caseback watches. In addition, it comes with a sharp useful knife blade, a plastic toothpick (perfect for watches with date pushers) and tweezers. Another essential tool every watch lover must carry.
Case Back Opener (Screw Back Cases): Watch Case Opening Ball
These revolutionary plastic friction balls are the new best thing for opening screw back cases. Their squishy and sticky texture create an excellent large contact grip area with the watch case back which allows you to easily turn it around and open the case without leaving any marks on your watch case. Check out the videos on YouTube to see how to use it properly. Your caseback will thank you.
Loupe System: Bergeon 1458A Double Lens Loupe Magnifier
Looking for one of the best loupe systems? We’ve got you covered with the Bergeon 1458A Double Lens Loupe Magnifier.
This superior quality swiss made loupe system doesn’t only provides amazing clarity, but given it has a removable top lens, it gives you the option to use as a 5x loupe or a 15X combined magnification. So essentially you get two loupes at an amazing price.
Caliper: iGaging IP54 Electronic Digital Caliper
Want to find out the exact dimensions of your watch or the exact lug width to order the correct strap / bracelet? Look no further than this digital caliper. It is very well made, accurate, highly readable and also has a tightening knob to ensure it slides smoothly. We love it!