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Last updated July 29, 2016

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#104172 Factory Illinois Catalog, Hardcover: Rare hardcover edition from Illinois, 97 pages, mostly pocketwatches, overall good conditon; $99. More pictures here, here and here.
#104171 Hand Vise: Huge...1 1/4" wide jaws, nice condition; $15.
#104170 Nicholson File Set: US made quality, ten piece set; $10.
#104167 Blower: Aluminum blower, good condition; $15.
#104166 Undercutter: For under cutting balance screws; $15.
#104165 Hand Levers: Pair of hand levers to more safely remove hands; $15.
#104164 K&D Demagnetizer: 110V pass through, with instructions on the bottom; $29. Another picture here.
#104163 Watch Repair's Manual: By Fried, extremely well done, 307 pages, hardcover w/dustcover; $39. Another picture here.
#104161 Micrometer: Small micrometer, 0-10mm, good condition; $5.
#104160 Dog Nose Sliding Tongs: With serrated jaws; $10.
#104159 Roller Remover: From Marshall, will do both wrist and pocketwatches, use in your staking set or with a bench block; $39.
#104158X Pallet Warmer: Older brass version, good condition; $8.
#104157X Lapping Compound: Used for sharpening carbide gravers; $4.
#104155 Micrometer: 0-10mm, excellent condition; $8.
#104154 Rivet Blocks: Set of two pieces; $8.
#104153 Pair of Depthing Tools: Both in original storage cases, both in very good shape, note that both are watch size; $99. Another picture here and here.
#104151 Levin Trueing Calipers: Quality at its best, Levin calipers with bending wrench and original box, excellent condition; $49.
#104150 Large Screwplate Lot: Lot of three of the hard to find larger sizes screwplates; $49. Another picture here.
#104148 Levin Poising Tool: High quality from Levin, perfect agate jaws, note the bubble level is missing; $39.
#104147 Mainspring Gauge: Needs a bit of cleanup; $8.
#104146 Hand Gauge: From Bestfit; $12.
#104145 Hairspring Tools: Set of two; $19.
#104143X Pivot File: Extremely fine (almost like a steel burnisher); $12.
#104139 Jewel Bezel Openers: Set of four; $19.
#104138 Mainspring Winder Set: Full set in storage container, wristwatch size; $99.
#104137 Mainspring Winder Set: From Marshall, pocketwatch size; $129.
#104136 Bergeon Movement Holder: Nice condition, 12 1/2 ligne; $8.
#104135 Crown/stem Winder: Save your fingers, mint condition, push one end to open claws, may be offshore; $10.
#104134 Cannon Pinion Tightner: Bench upright style; $25.
#104133 Cannon Pinion Tightner: Vise mounted style; $19.
#104132 Movement Holder: Adjustable, wristwatch size; $5.
#104130 Hairspring Tweezers: High quality from Dumont, perfect tips, super fine tips, used to manipulate hairsprings; $15.
#104128 Jewel Pusher: From Vigor, excellent condition with original box; $25.
#104127 Hand Broaching Pliers: Has assorted holes to accomodate hands when broaching; $19.
#104126 Collet Lifts: One set of collet lifts, excellent condition; $25.
#104124 Wristwatch Mainspring Winder: Will do three sizes, handle screws off and is inserted in a specific barrel; $19.
#104123 Jewel Pusher: Double ended, for larger sizes; $8.
#104122 Crown/Stem Winder: Easy on the fingers, push end of open claws to grasp stem; $15.
#104121X Roller Remover: Hand held roller remover, recommended method for wristwatches, especially smaller ones; $10.
#104112 Boley Calipers: In & out calipers, mm; $4.
#104108 Oiling Setup: Old wooden oil cup w/lid, agate center, assortment of dip style oilers and a new full container of watch oil; $29.
#104107 K&D Trueing Calipers: In very nice condition, w/bending wrench and original box; $25.
#104106 Movement Holder: Adjustable, both wrist and pocketwatches, nice condition; $29.
#104105X Hand Remover: Good condition; $15.
#104104 Bench Keys: Set of three double ended, will do all sizes of pocketwatches; $59.
#104102 Bergeon Loupe: Mint condition, 2 1/2X; $10.
#104092 Pin Vises: Lot of four, smaller sizes; $12.
#104083 Bow Pliers: Used to open pocketwatch bows; $25.
#104080 Movement Holder: Larger size, adjustable, like new; $8.
#104073X Glass Movement Cover: About 2" in diameter, interior height about 1 1/2"; $8.
#104070 Calipers: US made by General, in/out in both metric and imperial; $4.
#104065 Screw Tip Polisher: From Bergeon, complete with three lanterns, good condition; $39.
#104064 Douzime: Dual scale (0-72 & 0-120) douzime, nice condition; $8.
#104060 Polishing Cloths: Used to polish watch cases, like new; $5/pr.
#104051 Screwplates: Lot of two pieces, surface rust plus one has broken end...however, all holes are clear with no damage; $19.
#104046 Taps: Lot of four, very nice condition, high quality; $25.
#104043B Starret Screwdrivers: Set of six, nice condition with factory storage case; $29.
#104035X Combination Tool:
Used to set jewels, annealing, broaching hands; $8. Note picture is sample, handle color may be different. Copy of instructions here .
#104036X Shellac: Assortment of both flake and stick shellac; $5.
#104034 Hammer: About 9"long, brass on one end, steel on the other, very nice condition; $19.
#104032 Bench Micrometer: 0-10mm, nice heavy base to keep it in place; $19.
#104031 Micrometer: 0-25mm, mint condition; $19.
#104027 Screwhead Files: Lot of three; $29.
#104025 Hamilton Parts Catalog: Factory catalog, softcover, 84 pages, spirol bound; $29. Another picture here.
#104023B Clock & Watch Escapments: Uncle Larry recommends this...hard cover w/dustcover, 290 pages, heavily illustrated; $29. Another picture here.
#104021X Pith and Pegwood: Ten sticks of pegwood and five of pithwood; $12.
#104019 Levin Movement Holder: Adjustable and two sided, wristwatch size, quality from Levin; $15.
#104017 Movement Holder: Wristwatch size; $4.
#104015 Bow Pliers: For pocketwatches, opening only; $29.
#104014 Cannon Pinion Tightner: Nice condition; $19.
#104013 Roller Jewel Gauge: Nice condition with original box; $29.
#104010 Nippers: 3/4" jaws; $8.
#104008 Bench Block: A bit tarnished, otherwise good condition; $10.
#104007 K&D Hand Remover: Scissor action, good condition; $19.
#104005 Bench Mic: Made by the Swiss/American Mfg Co, filthy with some loss of paint, but will work just fine, sold as found; $39.
#104003 Balance Screw Starters: Set of three, 2, 3 and 5, Swiss made; $29.
#103996 Helios Calipers: Quality calipers, both imperial and metric, with storage pouch; $10.
#103989 Movement Holder Set: Set of three for pocketwatches, plastic; $5.
#103987 Movement Holder Set: Set of six for pocketwatches, phenolic; $10.
#103986 Roller Jewel Setter: Complete with instructions and original box; $49.
#103983 Balance Screw Starters: Set of two, #1 and #5; $19.
#103975 Hammer: Jeweler's hammer, about 10" long; $8.
#103974 Hammer: About 10" long, wooden head; $8.
#103973 Bench Mic: Well sort of....this is a 0-15mm German made hand held micrometer, in a rather neat adjustable holder; $25.
#103965 Rust Brush: With two refills; $10.
#103964 Polishing Compound: Diamantine; $10.
#103961 Polishing Compound: Turkey stone; $10.
#103960 Jeweler's Rouge: Sealed container; $10.
#103941B Watch and Clockmaker's of the World: Hardcover w/dustcover, 373 pages...extensive research went into this; $12. Another picture here .
#103932 Metal Punches: Number set, 0-9, good condition; $10.
#103929 Jeweler's Saw: Adjustable, like new, with a supply of spare blades; $39.
#103915 Pivot Drills: About 25 pieces; $19.
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CLEANING MACHINES/TIMERS & TESTING:
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LATHE RELATED:
#3243X Jeweling Collets: Set of 8, require #50 collet; $10.
#3241 Jacob's Chuck: 3/8 jacob's chuck, 8mm, key included; $39.
#3236 Accessories: Assorted accessories, all require #34 collet (included); $25.
#3235 Double File Rest: Good condition; post diameter about 6.55mm; $59.
#3234 Accessory Chuck: 8mm, to hold saw blade or grinding wheel; $19.
#3233 Balloon Chuck: Pocketwatch size, 8mm; $19.
#3231 Steel Rod: Assorted sizes; $10.
#3230 Brass Rod: Assorted sizes; $10.
#3227 Screw Head Polisher: Including all collets, plus four screw tip finishers, in fitted box and very good condition; $169. More pictures here and here.
#3223 Pivot Polisher: Bow operated, nice condition; $39.
#3216 Grinding Stone: Fine grit, like new, arbors is ~6.35mm; $5.
#3211 Gravers: Lot of three gravers; $19.
#3207 Diamond Wheel: 8mm, good condition; $49. Another picture here.
#3206 Bezel Chuck: 8mm, scroll style; $189. Another picture here.
#3205 HSS Cross Slide Cutters: Four pieces, new, 1/4" square; $19.
#3201 Adjustable Lamp: Gooseneck lamp, mount on your lathe, complete with shield and bracket, about 16" long; $25. Another picture here and here.
#3196 Jacots Lathe: In original fitted box, all tips in very nice condition, all scales proud, no missing pieces; $189. More pictures 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.
#3129X Dead Center Collet: Standard 8mm; $10.
#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, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 30, 40, 47, 48, 50.
The following sizes available at twelve dollars each:
51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 79.
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LATHES:
#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.
#3926 Peerless 8mm Lathe: Privately branded Newall, but this is definitely a Peerless. Overall nice condition, indexing headstock (no pin), tip over toolrest and standard tailstock. Note the bakelite knob on headstock is broken, (someone dropped the drawbar, that would be me!) and while it can be used as is we have the two missing pieces and they are included.....priced at $229 and buyer may order any quantity of collets at a 50% discount. More pictures here, here, here and here.
#3925 Early Levin 8mm Lathe: You will notice that this lathe is finished in grey, rather than nickel or chrome finish. Headstock marked "H" for hard bearings, and bed is (factory I think) drilled for indexing attachment. There is no post. Also, while the tool rest is not original, the mounting is. Tailstock is not orginal either. Note that both headstock and tailstock, as shown in last four pictures, have chips/damage. This does not appear to interfere with mounting, locking down, or running true. Otherwise, this lathe is sold as is; $99. More pictures here, here, here, here, here and here.
#3924 Gear Cutter: As shown this tool has a saw blade attached rather than a gear cutter, and obviously could be used for either application. Final picture shows a very similar early cutter from Perkin's Watchmaker Lathe...., as shows how it is mounted. Marked made in Germany, and I suspect it is from Wolf Jahn; $299. More pictures here, here, here and here.
#3922 Bergeon Lathe: No it isn't, but it sure looks like it. This is the Sincere (from China) repo of Bergeon's lathe, and quite frankly it is amazingly adept both in quality and function. Complete with cross slide and lever feed collet holding tailstock. Takes standard 8mm collets. Base is removable from headstock end permitting vise mounting of lathe. Although being sold as is, the only downsides are that there is a lot of paint loss, it is missing the two oil cups on top of headstock, and also missing the pin from the lever to lock indexing headstock. Appears undamaged and to run true. A helluvah bargain at $499. More pictures here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
#3921 Early Boley 8mm Lathe: And, in the beginning, most lathe manufacturers (but especially Boley) offered their lathes painted...and for Boley a green crinkle finish it was. The theory was, I think, that the light would not reflect like it did on the polished nickel finish...regardless here we have an early Boley complete with lever feed collet holding tailstock. Add a motor and go to work for $599. (Note: some place along the line the original headstock went astray and was replaced with a standard nickle finish version...fits up, and lines up perfectly). More pictures here, here, here, here, here and here.
#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.
#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.
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CASE OPENERS/CRYSTALS TOOLS:
#4344 Jaxa Case Opener: Swiss made, one of the most versatile openers ever made, complete with 12 tips, excellent condition; $49. Another picture here.
#4342 Case Opener: Knife style; $6.
#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.
#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.
#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:
#5280 Levin Staking Set: Not complete and requiring some cleanup, but quality from Levin and a bargain at $69. More pictures here and here.
#5270 Marshall Balance Staff Remover: Good condition; $10.
#5278 K&D Staking Set: Nice clean Model 600 set, 120 punches, 20 stumps including lift and centering punch. No damage; $189. More pictures here and here.
#5275 K&D Balance Staff Remover: One for pocketwatches & one for wristwatches, used in your staking set; $79.
#5274X K&D Balance Staff Remover: Wristwatch size, used in your staking set; $29.
#5267 K&D Staking Set: Nice clean larger set which has 120 punches, 20 stumps and two roller removers. Has both lift and centering punch, nothing missing, no damage, inverto; $199. More pictures here and here.
#5265 Bergeon Staking Set: Quality at its best, the good news is that everything from the box up is in exceptionally nice condition. The bad news, most of the stakes have some surface rust (likely from moisture where they were stored) at the point where they meet the box opening. We have included a picture to show this. Pretty easily cleaned up, but we would prefer to sell it showing the imperfections and let you grab the steel wool and go for it. Specially priced at $199. More pictures here, here, here and here.
#5264 Boley Staking Set: Pretty dirty, some surface rust, some missing pieces, but nonetheless a great starter set for only $89. More pictures here and here.
#5262 Seitz Jeweling Set: Nice jeweling set, missing one reamer (.69), box a bit tattered, otherwise nothing missing and ready to go to work for $189. More pictures here and here.
#5255 K&D Model 18 Jeweling/Staking Set: While missing some items, most stakes & stumps are present, and all jeweling reamers are also present. Needs some cleanup, a bit of surface rust, but a bargain at $299. More pictures here, here, here and here.
#5254 Brass Hammer: All staking should be done with a brass hammer; $19.
#5253 K&D Reamer Set: No missing pieces, no damage, complete with orignal box and holder; $129.
#5247X Screw Knock Out Punches: K&D 121 and 122 screw knock out punches; $19.
#5221 Staking/Jeweling Anvil: From Marshall; $59.
#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, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 68, 69, 71, 72, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 88, 90, 91, 93 ,94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 103, 110, 111, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119.
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CLOCK TOOLS:
#6883 Keystone Bushing Tool: USA made, high quality and very similar to the Elma...mounted on a board, includes complete set of tooling, takes KWM bushings. In very nice condition. This unit is cast and very heavy, won't move when you are using it, a bit expensive to (expect ~$50) ship; $579. More pictures here, here, here and here.
#6882 KWM Bushings: This assortment will last you a long long time! All KWM, individual holes w/cover for no mess picking and moving, estimate 600-700 pieces; $275. More pictures here and here.
#6878 Brass Rod: Assorted diameters, nice cross section, some pre drilled for bushings; $10.
#6877 Taper Pins: Assorted, all new; $5.
#6876 Practical Clock Repair: Hardcover w/dustcover, heavily illustrated...well written as is everything by DeCarle; $19. Another picture here .
#6874 Clock Files: Assorted; $5.
#6866 Hand/Gear Remover: Complete set, in original box; $25.
#6865 Clocks and Their Value: Hardcover w/dustcover, 159 pages...well written as is everything by DeCarle; $12. Another picture here .
#6858 Best of JE Coleman: Hardcover w/dustcover, 510 pages, a ton of information; $39. Another picture here .
#6857 Let Down Keys: Two double ended, A/D and B/C; $15.
#6855 Crow's Foot: Good condition; $4.
#6854 Tying Tool: Wire tying tool; $4.
#6853 Bushing Jig: For bushing barrels, jig plus instructions; $29. 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 .
#6851 Brass Tension Wire: Two lots/sizes; $8.
#6847 KWM Cutter: 2.69mm, like new; $10.
#6839 Mainspring Punch: From Bergeon, mint condition; $25.
#6835 Screwdrivers: Lot of five clock sized screwdrivers, all US made by General; $6.
#6825 400 Day Tool: Used to set the beat on anniversary clocks; $10.
#6822 Mainspring Winder: I perceive this as being dangerous; $4.
#6820X Mainspring C Clamps: Pair of larger size, multiple units available.; $2/pr.
#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.
#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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