TESA (all letters should be capitalized) is the European specialist in metric precision tools. The prices of their metric calipers have been drastically lowered for the North American market.
If you are looking for an inch reading TESA dial caliper, go to page 103 and get the Brown & Sharpe dial caliper which is identical and costs less.
These quality dial calipers are made in Switzerland by the same manufacturer who produces Brown & Sharpe and Etalon calipers. The beam is made of hardened stainless steel and these will certainly outlast calipers such as most of those made by Starrett.
There's no thumb roller but there is a bezel lock screw and a slider locking screw. The accuracy, like other quality calipers, is less than or equal to 20 µm in the first 100 mm range. A plastic case and manufacturer's inspection report are included. The calipers have an ID number, suitable for ISO compliance.
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