Hi, I'm a hobbyist who's trying to take the next step in my learning - replacing pocket watch jewels. I have a horia jewel press, a Feintaster micrometer, and tools for opening/reaming and closing the jewel chaton, or for rubbed in plate jewels. My concern is that I understand that modern day replacement jewels like seitz or borel are mostly incompatible with the settings in antique pocket watches? If this is so, how does one go about replacing jewels given that the only things available in the market in plentiful supply are the newer friction fit jewels (seitz and borel)? I apologize if this is an elementary question, it's just that I feel somewhat deflated having just purchased all the aforementioned tools. I thought I was totally ready to do the job, but appears I might also need a lathe! Thank you for any experiences you can share.
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