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Hand Tools - Cleaning, Timers, Testing - Lathes - Case Openers, Crystal Tools - Staking & Jeweling - Clock Tools

Last updated May 26, 2016

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#103943 Analysis of the Lever Escapment: Quite technical, hardcover, 57 pages; $12. Another picture here .
#103942B Watch & Clock Encylopedia: Hardcover w/dustcover, 307 pages, a huge asset to anyone; $15. Another picture here .
#103941B Watch and Clockmaker's of the World: Hardcover w/dustcover, 373 pages...extensive research went into this; $12. Another picture here .
#103940 Watch Repairer's Manual: Hardcover w/dustcover, 289 pages, loaded with technical information, a course in itself, highly recommended; $29. Another picture here .
#103939 Bulova Training Course: A complete course, starting at the beginning, in watch repair. Although it only covers wristwatches, the only basic difference with pocketwathes is the winding/setting mechanism. Slight waterstaining, but otherwise in excellent condition, and highly recommended by Uncle Larry; $49. Another picture here .
#103938 Speciality Pliers: Used to form mainspring end around the arbor of barrel; $25.
#103937 Hand Remover: Scissor action, good condition; $19.
#103936 Self Locking Tweezers: Very good condition; $8.
#103934 Collet Lift: Used to lift/remove hairspring collet; $25.
#103933 Mainspring Gauge: Nice condition; $10.
#103932 Metal Punches: Number set, 0-9, good condition; $10.
#103929 Jeweler's Saw: Adjustable, like new, with a supply of spare blades; $39.
#103928 Mainspring Winder Set Wristwatch size, good condition, sizes are 8, 9 & 10mm; $29.
#103923 Elgin Tools: Factory tools from Elgin, two of them; $5.
#103922 Hand Drill: Spirol hand drill, larger size (about ten inches); $25.
#103921 Jeweller's Hammer: About 9" inches long; $6.
#103919 Mainspring Winder Set: Wristwatch size, good condition, missing top lid of box; $99.
#103917 Screwdriver Set: Set of five, may be offshore but quality appears to be there; $8.
#103916 File Set: Quality from Nicholson; $15.
#103915 Pivot Drills: About 25 pieces; $19.
#103913 Oiler Setup: Antique wooden oil cup with agate center, plus three dip style oilers; $15.
#103912 Screwplate: Large....$19.
#103911 Screwplate: Large....$19.
#103910 Mainspring Pliers: Also has the punch for mainspring barrel; $49.
#103909 Mainspring Winder Set: From K&D, will do from 7.5 to 12.5mm; $29.
#103903 Sleeve Wrench: Ten prong from K&D, no broken tips, in original box; $25.
#103902 Mainspring Winder Set: Pocketwatch size, good condition; $99.
#103881 Alcohol Jar: With good section of wick; $10.
#103880 Micrometer: German made, 0-1", good condition; $6.
#103879 Sleeve Wrench: Ten prong pocketwatch sleeve wrench, no broken tips; $19.
#103878 Balance Screw Starter: One handed sliding tong for easy operation; $10.
#103877 Screwhead Files: Lot of three; $29.
#103870 Cutting Broaches: Medium watch size; $6.
#103869 Cutting Broaches: Large watch size; $10.
#103862 Broach Handles: Lot of eight pieces wooden handles for broaches; $6.
#103859 Bench Keys: Set of three double ended, will do all sizes of pocketwatches; $59.
#103852 Dog Nose Sliding Tongs: With serrated jaws; $12.
#103851 K&D Trueing Calipers: Two sizes, both from K&D, both with beautiful chrome finish, bending wrench and original box; $49.
#103845 Movement Rests: Wooden, adjustable, for pocketwatches...also used as a non-marr holder to remove case backs; $5.
#103842 Cutter Set: Large selection, burr cutters; $19.
#103838 Micrometer: Small micrometer, 0-10mm, good condition; $5.
#103837 Cannon Pinion Tightner: Good condition; $29.
#103836 Douzime: 0-72 ligne; $8.
#103835 Mainspring Pliers: Nice condition, with punch for barrel; $39.
#103834 Micrometer: 0-1", in original fitted box, from China; $8.
#103833 Calipers: Mint condition, both metric and imperial, from China; $8.
#103831 Loupe: 5X, from Japan; $5.
#103830 Loupe: From Behr in original box, 3X; $10.
#103825 Broach Set: Larger watch size; $15.
#103807 Nicholson File Set: US made quality, ten piece set; $19.
#103804 Hand Vise: Huge...1 1/4" wide jaws, nice condition; $15.
#103802 Sliding Tongs: 3/8" wide serated jaws, nice condition; $10.
#103800 Mascot Pivot Drills: One large, one small; $25.
#103799 Depthing Tool: Watch size, with original fitted case, very nice nickel finish; $79.
#103795 Factory Illinois Catalog, Hardcover: Rare hardcover edition from Illinois, 97 pages, mostly pocketwatches, overall good conditon; $99. More pictures here, here and here.
#103792X Pithwood: New, five pieces; $6.
#103791X Pegwood: New, twelve pieces; $8.
#103790 Jewel Pusher: From K&D, no damage; $25.
#103789 Movement Gauge: American on one side, ligne and mm on reverse; $8.
#103788X Hand Broach: Used to hold pocketwatch hands while broaching, spring loaded; $10.
#103772X Lapping Compound: Used for sharpening carbide gravers; $4.
#103769X Roller Remover: Hand held roller remover, recommended method for wristwatches, especially smaller ones; $10.
#103747X Hand Remover: Good condition; $15.
#103746 Bench Block: Nice condition; $15.
#103742X Combination Tool:
Used to set jewels, annealing, broaching hands; $8. Note picture is sample, handle color may be different. Copy of instructions here .
#103741X Shellac: Assortment of both flake and stick shellac; $5.
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CLEANING MACHINES/TIMERS & TESTING:
#2183 Basket Assembly: For L&R three jar system, 2 1/4" diameter; $29.
#2182 Timer: NOS L&R timer assembly for all three jar models; $25.
#2181X Lid: For L&R 2 1/4" baskets, lid, multiple units available; $2.
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LATHE & RELATED:
#3920 Boley 8mm Lathe Setup: Good old reliable Boley, indexing headstock, tip over toolrest and standard tailstock, this lot also includes 28 collets (not all are Boley), a signed Boley storage box, a set of jeweling chucks, a graver sharpener, set of crown chucks and some gravers. All yours for $429. More pictures here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
#3919 Peerless 8mm Lathe Setup: Ready to go to work...8mm Peerless, needs a bit of cleaning up, missing tailstock locking pin (hopefully I'll find one before someone buy this!), otherwise tight and true and eager to turn something for you. Includes 57 collets (board not included), mostly Rivett. A bit of history...Mr Rivett, in his aging wisdom, decided to make his collets proprietary, which in effect made his high quality lathes less acceptable to the average jeweller/watchmaker. In an effort to recover from his flight into stupidity he then made his collets in US wire sizes, and while there is some logic here, for the most part it did not engage the public. While not all of these collets are Rivett wire sizes, most are. And we are including a Starrett wire gauge to help you figure it out, and once you've done it you'll find it actually makes some sense. Anyhow, in the 8mm world we are used to a #3 collet which would have an opening of 3/100th of a millimeter. Wire gauge #3 collet (as you can see from the chart) would be 5.31mm or .209". All collets fit up to the Peerless lathe perfectly, and trust me, you will get over the confusion. And you'll save some money, this is priced a lot lower than a Peerless lathe and 57 Peerless colletts. Yours for $599! More pictures here, here, here, here, here and here.
#3918 Derbyshire 8mm Lathe Package!: What a beauty! Near mint 8mm Derbyshire lathe, hard bearings, indexing headstock, tip over rool rest, collet holding tailstock with lever feed. Included accessories are a collet set (not all Derbyshire) of #2 through #50, dead center (board not included), 1/4" jacobs chuck and three way (that's three way, not two way) HR cross slide. This set up has been extremely well cared for, and will serve you well for decades to come. Note this is a standard Derbyshire, does not use 'fat' or 'long' collets; it takes standard 8mm collets. Yours for $1599, and if that's too high we will consider removing cross slide and/or collets. More pictures here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
#3917 Boley F1: Old world quality, and probably one of the finest small lathes made. This Boley model is seldom seen, it is all self contained with its own motor which is self tensioning, indexing headstock, tip over tool rest and standard tailstock. These are a joy to work with, very heavy and won't move on the bench, but can easily be moved out of the way when not in use. Although there is some paint loss, this lathe is in perfect working order. Welcome to the big leagues at $1199. More pictures here, here, here, here, here and here.
#3195 Boley Screwhead Polisher: Original wooden box, top is missing....nice screwhead polisher from Boley, everything in pretty good condition, missing two collets, has one extra lap; $269. More pictures here, here and here.
#3191 Waller Carbide Graver Set: In original box, two very nice gravers with tips, four spare tips (each has screw on section), near full tube of compound, lap and roller which is used to charge diamond particles on lap; $129. Another picture here .
#3189 Gravers: Five pieces, handless; $10.
#3187 Steel Rod: Assorted; $8.
#3186 Brass Rod: Assorted; $8.
#3185 Pivot Wire: Assorted; $10.
#3184 Brass Wire: Assorted; $6.
#3183 Sharpening Jig: For gravers or screwdrivers, nice condition; $19.
#3182 Box Chuck: 8mm, kind of dirty; $19.
#3179 Cross Slide: Marked "made in Germany", three way cross slide with one cutter and tool post holder, overall pretty nice condition, will fit up to any ww 8mm lathe; $499. More pictures here, here, here and here.
#3177 Barkus Lap: #4, good condition, requires #50 collet; $39.
#3168 Step/Wheel Chucks: Set (1 thru 5) wheel chucks, assorted makers, all 8mm, need some minor cleaning up, no damage; $39.
#3159 Gravers: Lot of four hand gravers; $19.
#3158 Starter Collet Lot: All 8mm, assorted makers, total of thirteen pieces (3 thru 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20), wooden block not included; $69.
#3156B Clock Size Collets: Set of all larger sizes, assorted makers...#50 through #79; $279.
#3154 Marshall Lathe: Takes standard 8mm collets, indexing headstock, tip over toolrest and tailstock with lock for dead center...looks worse than it is. Dirty and considerable loss of finish, but mechanically has decades of life left. Buyer is encouraged to tear down, clean and oil headstock before using; $179. More pictures here, here, here, here and here.
#3152 Burnisher: Steel burnisher w/handle; $10.
#3150 Pivot Polisher: Good condition; $49.
#3147 Jacobs Chuck: US made, 8mm, very nice, 1/4" w/key; $49.
#3129X Dead Center Collet: Standard 8mm; $10.
#3126 Waller Graver Handle: For Waller's carbide gravers, no tip; $8.
#3118 Sharpening Jig: Holds graver (or screwdriver) at correct angle against the stone; $29.
#3104 Jeweling Chucks: Ten piece set in original box, requires #50 collet; $19.
#990 8mm Lathe Collets: This item changes frequently with new collets being added, so be sure to check back if you don't find the sizes you are looking for. Various makers, no damage, some might have bit of minor surface rust.
The following sizes available at eight dollars each:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 47, 48, 50.
The following sizes available at twelve dollars each:
51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 79, 80.
Clicking here will give you a reference chart that shows collet number, diameter of opening in both mm and fractional decimals.
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CASE OPENERS/CRYSTALS TOOLS:
#4340 Stella Crystal Tool: Crystal insertion tool, very nice condition; $19.
#4338 Crystal Inserting Tool:
From GS, no missing pieces, includes instructions and crystal gauge, for all round plastic crystals, nice condition; $59. More pictures here and here.
#4336 Case Opener: Knife style, good condition; $6.
#4335 Case Opener: Knife style, good condition; $5.
#4334X Vigor Case Opener: Adjustable, in good condition; $8.
#4331 Spring Bar Tool: Also has measurement for band widths, mint condition; $5.
#4330 Waterproof Case Opener: Pliers have notched end to go into notches on case back; $10.
#4324 Bezel Scraper: Speciality tool for scraping old glue from watch bezels; $15.
#4323 Opener: Knife style; $5.
#4320 Jaxa Opener: In my mind the best tool for opening waterproof screwbacks, with a complete set of 12 dies; $59.
#4318 Crystal Inserting Tool:
No missing pieces, in good working order, this hand press system comes with instructions, crystal gauge, original wooden storage box plus about 75 crystals; $79. More pictures here and here.
#4307 Band Tool: This tool can be used to measure bands, remove spring bars, and has a case opener also; $10.
#4304X Movement/Spring Bar Gauge:
Good condition; $15.
#4296X Crystal Lift:
Used for compression type installation and removal of round plastic crystals in wristwatches, with bench plate, picture is sample; $19.
#4295X Pocketwatch Case Opener: Suction type open for case back of pocketwatches; $10.
#4294X Bench Plate:
Used to hold crystal so you can pick it up with lift (for compression style inserters) rather than chase the crystal all over your bench, picture is sample; $5.
#4293X Crystal Lift:
From Electro Vise, this is the large size for pocketwatches, comes with a pair of reversable holding dies; $25. Read/print the instructions here.
#4272X Crystal Gauge: From GS, does both round and fancy; $4.
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STAKING AND JEWELING TOOLS:
#5253 K&D Reamer Set: No missing pieces, no damage, complete with orignal box and holder; $129.
#5251 Balance Staff Removers: From K&D, one for pocketwatches and one for wristwatches, with original box; $79.
#5250 Marshall Staking Set: 120 stakes, 30 stumps, ten knockout punches, centering stake and lift, some pieces need some cleaning up, box could use a refinish job, but overall no damage and ready to go to work; $149. More pictures here and here.
#5249 Seitz Jeweling Set: No damage, no missing pieces and (for a change) very nice box. Overall very nice; $219. More pictures here and here.
#5248 Incabloc Punch Set: K&D two piece punch and two piece stump set for incabloc; $29.
#5247X Screw Knock Out Punches: K&D 121 and 122 screw knock out punches; $19.
#5245 K&D Staking Set: New Style set from K&D, complete with no damaqe, includes centering stake and lift, tiny bit of minor tarnish easily cleaned up; $129. More pictures here and here.
#5244 Marshall Jeweling/Staking Set: Includes lift and centering punch, twelve knock out punches, and twelve reamers. One reamer has a broken tip, otherwise everything is in good condition. Ready to go to work; $249. More pictures here, here, here, here and here.
#5221 Staking/Jeweling Anvil: From Marshall; $59.
#5215X K&D Balance Staff Remover: Wristwatch size, use in your staking set; $29.
#5190 Boley Staking Set: Needing some minor cleanup, otherwise a very nice set from Boley, small crack in top of box, otherwise you a ready to go work for only $129. More pictures here, here and here.
#900 K&D Stakes: A chart for stakes is located here and here ; if your browser resizes it too small to read then (with IE) right click and "save picture as" to your desktop.
The following used K&D stakes are available at $6 each, please note that some might have some minor rust/dirt and will require cleaning up, but they have no damage:
3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93 ,94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 103, 110, 111, 112, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119.
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CLOCK TOOLS:
#6851 Brass Tension Wire: Two lots/sizes; $8.
#6850 Tweezers: Extra long (7"), very useful to reach into clock movements to move arbor into place; $8.
#6847X KWM Cutter: 2.69mm, like new; $10.
#6839 Mainspring Punch: From Bergeon, mint condition; $25.
#6838 KWM Gauge: Bushing gauge for KWM, mint condition; $99.
#6835 Screwdrivers: Lot of five clock sized screwdrivers, all US made by General; $6.
#6829 K&D Bushing Tool: In absolutely excellent condition, complete with all tooling and instructions. Uses KWM bushings. This unit is cast and very heavy, won't move when you are using it, a bit expensive to ship; $399. More pictures here and here.
#6828 Taper Pins: Assorted, all new; $5.
#6826 Mainspring Winder: Heavy duty, well built with nice strong ratchet, for loop end only, think this is made in France, about 10" long; $69.
#6825 400 Day Tool: Used to set the beat on anniversary clocks; $10.
#6822 Mainspring Winder: I perceive this as being dangerous; $4.
#6821 Mainspring C Clamps: Set of five pair; $10.
#6820X Mainspring C Clamps: Pair of larger size, multiple units available.; $2/pr.
#3156B Clock Size Collets: Set of all larger sizes, assorted makers...#50 through #79; $279.
#6817 Bergeon Hand Remover: Very nice condition, with original box, includes two plates (four sizes); $39.
#6815 Lubristyl Clock Oiler: See this picture for description; $10.
#6812 Key Lot: Random assortment of ten keys; $19.
#6805 KWM Bushing Tooling Set: Set of reamers, anvils, chamfering bit etc, all in very good condition with no damage; $129.
#6802 Hand/Gear Puller: Mint condition; $5.
#6772 Horolovar Guide: Hardcover with dustcover, 'the' guide for all things 400 day, in addition to repair tips it includes full size plate drawings for help in IDing movements and full size drawings for suspension lengths; $19. Another picture here and here.
#6746X Mainspring Clamps: Pair of larger size; $2.
#6716 Level: Bubble level; $2.
#6635 Clock Keys: Six pieces, very large, old originals, likely grandfathers; $29.
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