Neat tweezers, but what are they used for?

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  1. wilsonpaule

    wilsonpaule Registered User

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    I found a pair of tweezers in a box this morning. I have no idea what they are used for or how to use them. Any ideas based on the attached picture? My guess is something to do with Hairsprings..... 46C9C9C6-C207-4291-947F-ED2891BC305D.jpeg
     
  2. Kevin W.

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    Most interesting, hope someone has a idea as to their purpose.
     
  3. nick farley

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    I think that they were used to remove the stud from a balance cock. Some were fitted without a retaining screw, so it needed quite a bit of force to remove the stud without damaging the hairspring.
     
  4. Allan Wolff

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    Could be used for bending hairsprings. Here is a photo from "Bench Practice for Watch and Clockmakers" by Henry Fried. It's not an exact match but many of these were homemade.

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  5. Jerry Treiman

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  6. manuelf

    manuelf Registered User

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    Para extraer el pitón del espiral del volante como ha dicho nick. Amen de otros usos.
     

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