I've been getting into some machining recently, and find myself in the market for a micrometer or two, and potentially some other instruments (DTI and magnetic base/holder, bore gauges etc). I am a Mitutoyo fan, generally very impressed with their quality having used some dial callipers for the past 15 years that were my grandfathers – at least 50 years old, but still work and looks as new. However, I won't use the micrometers particularly often and am not machining to particularly tight tolerances, and thus am reticent to spend hundreds (two mics at >£70 each, DTI at >£100, etc). So I'm looking at cheaper options, but don't just want to get a generic Chinese one of Banggood for a tenner. Amazon seem to have some Starrett mics under £40 (example), and Moore & Wright ones under £30 (example). Does anyone know if these are good quality, or are they just rebranded generic Chinese ones? Generally, are these still decent brands? Finally, any recommendations for good price-to-quality measurement brands? Thanks!