I am perhaps a bit obsessive when it comes to measuring things, and I like to have a great deal of precision in my life. I think it is due to the fact that I have always been interested in science, and indeed, I majored in Chemistry when I was in college. I am looking to buy the best analytical balance I can find for a reasonable price. I know that some of the very precise scales out there can be extremely expensive, and I am not sure I need something that is on the high end of the scale. I remember the ones that we had in the chemistry lab at college, they were so accurate that you could literally just blow on them and it would register on the scale.
To that end, those very precise scales had glass enclosures that could be closed after loading up whatever you wanted to weigh. That way, changes in air pressure, say from a draft coming down the hallway, would not lead to inaccuracies in what you were weighing. It was definitely handy when it came to measuring out chemicals that needed to be mixed in exact proportions to achieve the desired chemical reaction. However, I think it is a bit excessive for my needs, and what’s more I am sure that such a balance is out of my price range.
Regardless, I still want to buy one with a high degree of accuracy, and I am hoping to find a good price on one that can measure in increments of one milligram. I don’t think that I really need anything more precise than that, even if I do kind of want something more precise. That should be fine for what i am going to be using the scale for anyway.