There is a recent thread on "your favorite caliper." Now I wonder about micrometers. I bring this up because I have a favorite micrometer which I nearly always use but never paid attention to the maker until the discussion on calipers. My micrometer is a Schurr-Tumico. I had never even heard of the company. I have LS> Starrette, B&S and lots of cheap Chinese. mikes. I always gravitate to the Schurr-Tumico. Very smooth. Feels good in the hand.