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Swiss Tweezer Patterns

Tweezer design formats are described somewhat uniformly by Swiss and other makers; this list is provided by Dumont

Material Suffixes
S
Stainless (magnetic; vulnerable to acids)
SA
Stainless anti-magnetic & anti-acid
NC
Nickel Chromium (non-magnetic & acid resistant)
TA
Titanium anti-magnetic & anti-acid

Style 0
Geneva pattern, thin tips
Style 00
Geneva pattern, strong tips, heavy body
Style 00C
Geneva pattern, strong tips, short shanks
Style 0A
Thin tips
Style 0C100
Geneva pattern
Style 0C90
Geneva pattern, short
Style 1
Strong tips
Style 1AM
Strong tips. Very popular in watch-making
Style 1L
Strong, flat round tips with inside chamfer
Style 2
Strong long tips
Style 2A
Flat rounded tips
Style 2A/30
Flat round tips, bent 30 degrees
Style 2AM
Strong tips with bevel
Style 2B
Very strong tips with inside serrations
Style 2L
Special tips, mirror finished inside
Style 3
Thin tips
Style 3AM
Thin tips
Style 3C
Type 3 short, thin tips
Style 4
Very thin tips. Stronger than type 5
Style 4AC
Anti-capillary, very thin tips
Style 4AM
Thin tips
Style 4TM
Thin TM tips with special shape
Style 5
Super thin tips
Style 5/15
Thin tips, bent 15 degrees, for hairsprings
Style 5/45
Thin tips, bent 45 degrees, for hairsprings
Style 5/90
Thin tips, bent 90 degrees, for hairsprings
Style 5A
Oblique tips. To work under microscope
Style 5AC
Anti-capillary, very thin tips
Style 5HDC/B
Super thin tips, with black ceramic coating
Style 5TM
Oblique thin TM tips, with special shape
Style 5XL
Type 5, extra long, super thin tips, for large hands
Style 6
Thin hooked tips
Style 7
Curved and thin tips
Style 7A
Curved strong tips
Style 7B
Curved tips with inside serrations
Style 7XL
Type 7, extra long, curved thin tips, for large hands
Style 8
To straighten pivots
Style 10B
To curve centre of hairsprings
Style 11
Strong tips. Ideal to manipulate delicate parts
Style 12
Thin tips. Ideal to manipulate delicate pieces
Style 15AP
To cut various copper wires, parallel cutting edges
Style 24/45
Strong tips, bent 45 degrees
Style 27
Thin tips
Style 35A
Wafer handling tweezers
Style 36A/30
Wafer handling tweezers, bent 30 degrees
Style 37S
Wafer handling tweezers
Style 54
Light, Super Fine, 110mm Long
Style 55
Type 5, light shanks, very thin tips for hairsprings
Style 60/3
To bend thin copper wires
Style 100
Case opener, other pattern on request
Style 159/BUIS/1
Patented screwed-on wooden tips
Style 180
Long shanks, strong tips
Style A
To bend thin copper wires
Style AA
Strong tips
Style AC
Type A short
Style A275
Black ceramic tips, screwed in
Style AN275
Black ceramic tips, screwed in
Style DN275
White ceramic tips, screwed in
Style F
Wide square tips for clock hands
Style H
Triangle tips, short shanks
Style L4
Extra thin tips, with clamping ring
Style L5
Super thin tips, with clamping rings
Style L5A
Oblique tips, with clamping ring
Style L5AC
Anti-capillary, extra thin tips, with clamping ring
Style LPP
Strong tips, with clamping ring
Style M5
Type 5 mini, super thin tips
Style MM
Assembling tweezers
Style N0
Type 0, thin tips
Style N0C
Type 0 short, thin tips
Style N1
Type 1, strong tips
Style N2
Type 2, long strong tips
Style N2A
Type 2A, round tips
Style N3
Type 3, thin tips
Style N3C
Type 3 short, thin tips
Style N4
Type 4, very thin tips
Style N4AC
Anti-capillary, type 4, very thin tips
Style N5
Type 5, super thin tips
Style N5/15
Type 5, super thin tips, bent 15 degrees
Style N5A
Type 5A, super thin oblique tips
Style N5AC
Anti-capillary, type 5, super thin tips
Style N7
Thin curved tips
Style N7AC
Anti-capillary, type 7, super thin tips
Style NAA
Type AA, strong tips
Style NN
Assembling tweezers
Style NPP
Type PP, strong tips
Style P
Strong tips
Style PP
Strong tips
Style S
Thin tips
Style S5
Long popular tweezers for handling, to manipulate delicate parts
Style SS/45
Long and narrow shanks, thin tips, bent 45 degrees
Style SS135
Long narrow shanks, thin tips
Style SS140
Long narrow shanks, thin tips


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