Plastic Tweezers, Opener
For handling batteries (avoiding a short circuit while using metal tweezers). I always prefer them when working with quartz watches. Many quartz watches feature relatively soft plastic parts and plastic spacers, working with these tweezers will prevent leaving marks. I also use them with mechanical watches if there are highly polished parts, dials, hands and so on. Basically whenever I feel I could leave marks on parts. If parts get small, then of course brass tweezers are a better choice.
Another tool I should have bought years ago. The prize of ca. USD 20 (2006) for this very simple tool seemed high. But this is today my favorite tool to open snap-on cases as they are often found on quartz watches. The tip of the tool is a lot thinner then the one found on the case opener knife. In fact I suspect those knives have been developed at a time mostly pocket watches have been used. I have really rarely found a watch with a snap-on case back where I could use the opener knife. I find the opener blade far too thick and the handle of the knife too thin. Most of the times I used it, I slipped, cursed and then thought of another solution. Today the solution is this really great Bergeon opener. The tips must be great quality hardened steel. I have opened many watches and the big handle allows to apply quite some torque. Still, there is no sign of wear at the tip at all!
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