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    Clock parts wanted Obsolete older posts II

    Re: Clock Parts Wanted I'm looking for a Bezel for The Keyless Auto Clock Co. Rim Wind Rim Set clock. Respond to: gregcrockett@hotmail.com Thank you.
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    Grinding glass crystals to fit?

    A man I met in Australia some years ago explained how he mounted glass blanks in a lathe and used a tool post grinder to bevel the edges for clock glasses. I did not see the set-up, but with proper guards and speeds I suppose it must have worked ok. Best regards, Greg
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    Tailstock collet holder.

    Why not turn a few tapers for your ordinary tail stock and then drill them to hold the drills you plan to use? Make them to stick out enough so you can tap in a set screw to hold the drill in place. Best regards, Greg
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    The Watson MFG. Co. Toledo Ohio Need Info

    Sounds like the Watson "Baby Grand" lathe. This lathe sounds interesting. I would like to see some images of it. For more info, check this link: WatsonBabyGrandLathe Best regards, Greg
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    Hole closing punch

    In an old repair manual from the 1940's, these punches were recommended for closing the holes in alarm clock plates. A cheap repair for a cheap item. In 2005, the same alarm clock might be worth a bushing or two if it is worth fixing at all. Best regards, Greg
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    Peerless lathe?

    About 20 years ago, I had the good fortune to visit Marshall-Swartschild in Chicago to buy some parts and tools. An older man was kind enough to spend some time talking lathes with me. He provided me with alittle of the history of the company he had worked for for so long. Peerless lathes...
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    watchmakers lathe required

    The lathes I most often use are an Atlas screw lathe, an 8mm watchmaker's lathe and a bow powered Jacot lathe. There is often some overlap in funcionality depending upon the work. For alot of fine watch work, such as repivoting a staff, the motor may be turned off and the work done with dead...
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    John Beesley Key Wind Sterling Watch 18sz Skeletonised Movement

    I have a gold Swiss watch marked Beazley, London. Not as fancy as your watch, but it also has a military type engraving in the form of a navy coat of arms on the front cover. The Swiss watch trade often used English names on their products, Tobias of Liverpool, Cooper of London and etc...
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    mini lathe

    Hi Tin-Injun, Is it possible to use ww collets in your new lathe? What sort of bearings are in the headstock? Best regards, Greg
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    1943 Mussolini Watch to Otto Skorzeny

    Hi Alberto. That's an interesting project you are working on. I might suggest posting this topic in the following location: Broadarrow Broadarrow is a cite for military watch buffs. Someone may have information. BTW, I thought Otto Skorzeny escaped to Spain after WWII? Is there some...
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    New York Standard Question

    Thanks for the info. The British website was interesting. However, I thought that NYS sold watches already in/cases? There is an antique looking catalog image in one of my price guides which appears to be a NYS wirelug wristwatch for sale in the case w/strap, but the old illustration was...
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    Sharpening pegwood.

    While I most often use a razor, I have also been happy with the results obtained from a heavy bench grinder. If the wheel is fine and flat, it's a snap to turn the sticks as the grinder does the work. I like to have a fine point on both ends of each stick. A large number of sticks an be...
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    Good tool for opening/closing watch/clock hands?

    To close the pipe on a seconds hand, it may be tightened in a lathe collet. The staking tool is of use for closing holes in min. hands. To open the hands up with a broach, the principle problem is holding the hand so nothing brakes. There are several forms of clamp devised for this. The...
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    New York Standard Question

    Does anyone know when New York Standard Watch Co. started selling wristwatches for men? Thanks, Greg
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    New York Standard Question

    Does anyone know when New York Standard Watch Co. started selling wristwatches for men? Thanks, Greg
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    Parting off/Cut off tool for Sherline

    The best parting tool is often a hack saw. Groov the work with a lathe tool as a guide for your hack saw. Then stroke your hand held saw as the lathe revolves the work. Low tech, but fast. For small work I use a small fine-bladed saw, such as those used in jewelry making. Best regards, Greg
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    1941 - 1945 Helbros Question

    http://nawcc-ihc-mb.infopop.cc/eve/ubb.x?s=3206049661&a=ga&ul=832105676 The image of Uncle Sam w/Tommy gun and helmet caught my eye at a local antique shop. So, I bought this empty WWII vintage watch box (the watch in the box now is a random Helbros from my junk box). My question is, which...
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    1941 - 1945 Helbros Question

    https://mb.nawcc.org/ The image of Uncle Sam w/Tommy gun and helmet caught my eye at a local antique shop. So, I bought this empty WWII vintage watch box (the watch in the box now is a random Helbros from my junk box). My question is, which watch originally occupied this box? Does anyone know...
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    Waltham Compass

    While it says U.S. on the cover, I don't think this example was ever US Govt. property. The box looks commercial and has a $3.50 price on it. From those I have examined, I think this one may be WWII vintage or slightly before. Most likely boxed and sold after WWII. However, the same...
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    Pocket Watch of I.A. Clark, Batavia NY

    Jon, as always you know your stuff. It is a chain driven lever. As British as a bulldog in style. Unlikely that an American would have even assembled it from parts, given the economy of labour back then. Dave, A big thank you! How did you find the information so fast? Best regards, Greg.

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