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    Default What are these?

    3 matched pairs. On of each pair has a blade like a screwdriver, the other a square like a bench key. Same size as dip oilers.
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    Default Re: What are these? (By: Dave Coatsworth)

    Well, I would say a matched set of screwdrivers and bench keys, kind of cute but wouldn't last long under hard use. Maybe used in a wristwatch repair kit?

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    I actually make things like this from old oilers. Mostly they are various pushers for getting various set lever types to allow the stem removal. Over time I have seen many watches where the wrong push on the set lever will put the yoke out of position and then you have to take the dial and date mechanisms off to fix the bluddy thing. When you are at the stage of putting the movement back in the case, this can be a real pain.Two notable watch movements I had to do this for were the ETA 2789 and Tissot 784/2. Others I make for removing clasp lugs so I can open the band to get to the back with a case opener. Clasp lugs have a habit of flying away or parts of do. I am not so sure what the screwdriver blade type was for but I have made old engraving burr shafts into various tools for various purposes as well. I've made the screwdriver blade type for a punch to help tighten and loosen certain clasp types and some with a square for helping wind and setting mechanism of female type stem arrangements when out of case.

    What I am trying to say is that there are a whole range of uses for such things. The flat blades could also be used to lever off those wheels that are pressed on to another wheel on the otherside of the plate. ie: old sweep second hand pinion type watches or even chronographs.
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    Default Re: What are these? (By: Dave Coatsworth)

    Tools dielectric for variable capacitor (trimmer)?

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    Default Re: What are these? (By: Artin)

    Quote Originally Posted by Artin View Post
    Tools dielectric for variable capacitor (trimmer)?
    Most likely, yes.

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    Default Re: What are these? (By: roughbarked)

    Most definitely what they are.

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    Default Re: What are these? (By: dAz57)

    Thanks!

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