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A clockmaker who is 80 years old got cancer and decided to sell his tools. I had asked him before to contact me if that happened. So today a box came and Im a novice without knowledge with these thing. Can you please tell me more about it. I know I now have tools for change of bushings but that’s it.....

I payed $740 for it all. I did get some spare parts also but not much. Is this good or not?

Jacob



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Okey, I seen a couple of videos now and have a ruff understanding of taking the old bushing out and put the new in. There is a lot of tools here but I do get the feeling he left some stuff out. He told me he’s selling it all but drills, screwdrivers and pliets are not here. What else can be missing...?
 

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It's a pretty nice pickup. Good kit. If you try to buy the missing punches you'll find out how good a pickup it was.
Screwdrivers and pliers are not necessarily tools for bushing clocks. Have to buy those seperately.
Yes I understand those are not needed for the bushing. The punches are “complete“ as the seller said he never had them. I would not know what is missing even if they are laid in front of me.
 

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Yep thats a steal.
It looks like the bushing machine and tool set is complete and the larger tool set.
There is the original bergeon bushing instructions on the lid of the bushing tool set.
The staking punches in the other picture look like they are from a staking set without the staking tool im not sure which brand, but still very useful.
Dan
 

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Hi,

The staking punches in the other picture look like they are from a staking set without the staking tool im not sure which brand, but still very useful.
It looks very much like the Favorite set which goes with their jewelling press tool. Very good quality Swiss tools!

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Graham
 

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Hi,



It looks very much like the Favorite set which goes with their jewelling press tool. Very good quality Swiss tools!

Regards,

Graham
Yea I just have to figure out what I can do with it and how. I saw a few videos and understand the basic about bushing. But that covers 1 in 50 or more, different uses. I don’t even know what words to use when searching. You guys have some words I can use?
 

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Hi ,



Just to clarify, this set of punches is primarily for watch work, the tools are too small for the majority of clock tasks.

Regards,

Graham
OH, I didn’t know that. I thought it was the other way around... So beside the “drills” for bushings and for putting in new bushings, I don’t have any use for the rest when it comes to wall clocks and grandfather clocks? I have zero interest working or collecting watches.....
 

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Hi jacobsthlm,

So beside the “drills” for bushings and for putting in new bushings, I don’t have any use for the rest when it comes to wall clocks and grandfather clocks?
If you're only going to be working on those larger movements, then you won't find much use for this set of punches. If you ever do anything with carriage clocks, then you may need them, but without a staking set or the jewelling press which they're intended for, they're of limited use.

Regards,

Graham
 
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