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    Unknown Use Tailstock American Watch Tool Co. Watchmakers Jewelers Lathe

    Using a boring bar is a great option if you can do it. I have to go to my larger lathe Southbend 9" A1 Precision C. 1951 which has a crossfire and a QCTP on it. If you have this capability; using a boring bar to "creep up" on the I.D. can save you the time of polishing the inside to fit. I...
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    Unknown Use Tailstock American Watch Tool Co. Watchmakers Jewelers Lathe

    Carbide is tougher than woodpecker lips! You need a diamond wheel on a tool shop grinder to deal with just sharpening most of it. Used; a tool room grinder is easily $1200 without a wheel which could run you another $450. Budget broken! That's why I suggest to make the tapered adapter out of...
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    Unknown Use Tailstock American Watch Tool Co. Watchmakers Jewelers Lathe

    Hello All, I found Dave's website and will probably order the adjustable cutter today. There were also listed many tail stock tapered inserts ($10.00/ea.) that will likely fit some to the small lathe tail stock tubes/runners I have now. For the hour it would take me to grind and polish one from...
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    Unknown Use Tailstock American Watch Tool Co. Watchmakers Jewelers Lathe

    That's great because I just got the original one out of the runner. The WD40 Rust Penetrater worked so I tapered a 4D nail (soft steel) on the belt sander and with just a light tap from a small ball peen hammer it came right out. It is a tapered pin like a tiny morse taper with the cup probably...
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    Unknown Use Tailstock American Watch Tool Co. Watchmakers Jewelers Lathe

    Hello Betzel, I did find DeCarles pages 260 & 261 - please see my text above: Very informative and useful - Thanks so much. I just realized what you were writing about using the jewel to copy for making the new pattern. It is awesome! I only got one runner tip with the tailstock and it is stuck...
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    Unknown Use Tailstock American Watch Tool Co. Watchmakers Jewelers Lathe

    Hello All, Much thanks to everyone for your painstaking and incredibly informative responses including special thanks to: Graham Morse, Betzel (posted 2 really nice videos), Wefalck and Dave Coatsworth. I found the 2 pages in Practical Watch Repairing and they are pages 260 & 261. These have...
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    Unknown Use Tailstock American Watch Tool Co. Watchmakers Jewelers Lathe

    Hello Archie, Magnificent response! and very informative. Q set #1: Based on your info in the first paragraph - That's what the cup end on the runner extension is for? To turn in the edge of the bezel against the edge of the jewel (when placed in the bezel socket) and roll the metal to hold...
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    Unknown Use Tailstock American Watch Tool Co. Watchmakers Jewelers Lathe

    Thank you for your response and the info Wefalck! I don't have access to that resource. Perhaps at some time in the future (time & opportunity permitting) you could post the instructions for use for me (us)? I'm presuming it is in a book? Thanks. Steve
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    Unknown Use Tailstock American Watch Tool Co. Watchmakers Jewelers Lathe

    Hello All, I got this tailstock on ebay and am wondering what the use of it is? The original ebay item listing is attached below and has quite a few nice photos in it...
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    Howard IV Keywind

    Hello Clint, Thanks for the details on the E.H. Watch movements. I also have an American Watch Tool Co. lathe tailstock I need some info on as in "What the heck is it?" Below is a link to an ebay item description with some nice photos in it. The draw tube will swing in and out of the center...
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    Howard IV Keywind

    Thanks Clint, Any other details you can send along would be greatly appreciated. I just saw the Like icon and gave you one. In the profile; what do the "Points" indicate? Steve
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    Howard IV Keywind

    Hello All, Earlier I should have given credit to Tom McIntyre who's sharp eyes found that the dial screws on E.Howard SN: 31882 are a wine color (not blued) indicating that they should only be snug and not tight. Thank you Tom! You gentlemen have been really generous with your time and posts to...
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    Howard IV Keywind

    I had not noticed the color difference until now when you noted it. It's very subtle, but absolutely there. Thanks Clint Tom. Burnsie
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    Howard IV Keywind

    So just barely "snug" on those is OK? Are there any (other than going very gently) foibles you may be aware of when replacing the balance assembly and putting the cock back in place? I typically check that the staff spindles are in place by using my air bulb on the balance wheel to help create...
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    Howard IV Keywind

    Hello Bryan, Thanks so much for posting your notes on this movement. Your and Clint's observations are now in my notebook. If you have any comments or points on what to look for during a clean out on this movement; those would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Steve
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    Howard IV Keywind

    Hello Bryan, Thanks for noticing that engraving on the balance cock and the whiplash regulator and taking the time to post your notes. All the info from you and Clint now goes into my notebook. Have you ever taken one like this apart for a clean out? Thanks. Steve
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    Howard IV Keywind

    Thank you Rob. I'm a new member and new to this site and just found the E.Howard S.N. list. I included all the info I have on SN: 31882 (N) at this time in my original post and am wondering if it will help anyone to give me more info on that E.H. mvmt.? It needs a clean out (runs & stops) and...
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    Howard IV Keywind

    Hello All, I purchased this E. Howard pocket watch movement on ebay and need to get more info on it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/384268571951?nma=true&si=yHoxXjdHNyuyqID0LTSRTbhjFO8%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 There should be photographs you can open and inspect...

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