Sunday, December 13, 2009

An Overlooked Item: The Pince-Nez Case


You have your pince-nez. It was tough to find the right fit with mountings but you finally have the perfect one. Then it took some time to find an optician to make your lenses. At last, a pince-nez that you truly love. Then one day you forgot where you put it down. The next thing you hear is a sickening crunch. So much for your wonderful pince-nez.

The situation described above hasn't happened to me but I'm sure it has happened to others. Protect your investment with a suitable case.

The good news is that pince-nez cases are relatively common and available on eBay and other places. In fact, many pince-nez are sold with a case. The important factor with the case is the size. It is much better to have a snug fit with your eyeglasses so they don't bounce around in it. The case below is perfectly sized for pince-nez.

Of course you can buy a normal sized eyeglass case if you keep your pince-nez in a stationary position. If carrying your case, you can always wrap your glasses in a cleaning cloth to prevent internal movement. Many beautiful eyeglass cases are available on eBay at a great price. The one pictured below has a starting bid of $10.



A brief note on cords, chains and earloops. These accessories must be kept apart from the eyeglasses while in the case. Otherwise, the cords and chains will get entangled with the mounting and knots will develop. A small piece of cardboard separating the chain or cord on the bottom of the case from they eyeglasses should remedy this situation.

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