New Watch Tools July 2002
Finger Cots or Finger Condoms
Well we had some fun when discussing what name would be best used for those finger condoms. They are called "Cots" in English, "Fingerlinge" in German and "Doigtiers" in French and come in three sizes, small, medium and large. I suggest you get a pack of large cots for the thumb, and for most males the medium cots are probably the right size. Finger cots are recommended if one wants to hold an already cleaned or new movement or other clean parts. These cots can be re-used :-)
A parts container with cover comes very handy if one works over a longer period on a movement. And the green background by the way is a A*F watchmaker's bench workpad.