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This is equipment that I have acquired over the years or that I am selling for other watchmakers.  It is in good useable condition and they are generally things that will not be found on ebay.  Feel free to make offers but understand if I decline to accept your price.  Scroll down to view timers, Levin attachments, WW collets cleaning machines and other important pieces for sale.  

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MICROSCOPES

I have several microscopes that are well suited to the watchmaker's work, whether at the bench or the lathe.  These include Nikon, American Optical and Bausch and Lomb.  All have been verified for proper optical function  and lubed by me.  They often include both 10x and 15x eyepieces and a light source.

The scopes I have in stock can be found on my Microscopes for SALE Page

To see how I use microscopes in my work, go to my Microscopes in Watchmaking Page.

Watchmaking Microscope for sale

Watch repair restoration microscope lathe turning Nikon for sale

 

Steiner / Horia Dead Center Lathe AND Horia Jacot Tool Package (use "view image" to see full size)

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This is packaged as the boxed sets of the Steiner turns and Horia Jacot tool, but can be sold separately.  Package price is $3500 USD.  Less than 1/2 the cost new.  Cheaper as a set because I want to avoid it sitting on a shelf.  If you want to come to Baltimore, I will help you become familiar with how to use the turns.   The use of both the turns and jacot are essential units of instruction at WOSTEP Neuchatel.  These tools are a pleasure to use and put you in the mood to do good work.

First is a complete Steiner (before M. Theobault sold to Horia) Dead Center Turns.  It is COMPLETE.  

  • All pivoting chucks (5mm) from .05mm to .50 mm, 
  • all five hollow cone on 5mm chucks (lantern chucks) for holding arbors by a shoulder (2 nickel silver, 3 steel) (hole range .22mm to 1.00mm)
  • all 18 pivoting points for the eccentric headstock, 
  • 2 centering points
  • the 6mm eccentric point holder for the tailstock
  • repivoting attachment with 3 drill holders on 5mm chuck
  • jacot drum on 5mm chuck
  • 2 female cone centers for larger size male centers on the work piece
  • 2 sizes of T-rests
  • 2 driving pulleys
  • 2 chucks for holding the pivoting points
  • two blank 5mm tailstock pivoting chucks to be finished to your needs.  Or you can buy and replace the drums for about $41USD.

This can driven by motor, but it is best used with a hand wheel.  Slower speed and more control.  You get used to it fairly quickly.

There are several features of this lathe that were dropped on the new ones.  First and foremost, the castings are made correctly.  The newer turns (mine) use a spring clamp at the bore for the runners.  IF the clamp closes and the runner is not there, it WILL break.  I have seen it done in class.  In this version, there is no danger of that.  

The second feature excluded on the Horia models is the rack and pinion operation of the driving pulley.  On the Horia models you must change driving pins to reposition the driving dog.   On THIS model, there is a rack and pinion system to adjust the driving pulley without removing the work piece.

I thought long and hard about keeping this set and selling mine.  But mine came complete with all sorts of attachments that are no longer sold and I cannot break that set up.

As readers know, I rely on the Dead Center Turns.  You can see how I use it for making balance staffs here.

As with all Steiner and Horia Jacots and Dead center lathes, you can order accessories from Horia.CH that will be perfect fits.  

The reason I prefer to sell these two units as a set is because the Horia Jacot tool runners fit in the tailstocks of the Dead Center lathes.  This means you can properly burnish the pivots of chronometer and clock wheels, especially balance staffs.  The standard Jacot will not accommodate those parts!

If you go to www.horia.ch you will see the cost of a new set of turns is $4400 USD.  The cost for a new Jacot is $2700 USD.  Then there are shipping and customs duties to be paid!

The Horia Jacot is in excellent condition, with 4 runners.  All notches and lanterns (including the two spares) are in perfect condition.  This is an excellent tool for a WOSTEP graduate or a worker who wants to do precision timing.  There is a waiting list at Horia for brand new sets at $3000.

The lantern runners on the Jacot are very useful on the turns.

Rack and Pinion                                                                    Solid clamp construction                                                               

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Horia Jacot Burnishing beds and lantern pinions used in turns

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Price for the set of Steiner Dead Center turns AND the Horia Jacot:  $3500 USD

 

Watch Analysis Center:  Vibrograf MU 700 Watch Analyzer; Elma TM 6000 Quartz Analyzer. 

This is a complete center for servicing everything but the Omega Co-Axial.  The Elma TM-6000 qualifies for all accounts that require a complete quartz watch analyzer.  Even if you are kiosk owner, this will speed up your diagnosis and repairs allowing you to improve profits.  Consumption, working voltage limit tests, acoustic, capacitive and inductive tests, coil tests, etc.  Everything with easy to use push button operation.  I got this while in Europe.  It is 22ovAC but I have a power converter that comes with it.  Full instructions (German) with my notes for how to set the unit for all the tests.  Less than the cost of a Chinese clone of the Witschi Q Test!

The Vibrograf MU-700.  I love these units!  I sold my first one when I needed to by my Witschi for Omega.  I gave up my account a couple years ago because of the increasing costs for casing equipment.  I HATED the whole idea of changing having to scroll through screens just to get the settings I wanted.  So I was quite happy when I found one of these to go back to.

The Vibrograf MU-700 is a very simple, accurate  service center level machine. One lever changes from beat, amplitude and 3 different time scales.  The lift angle is easily dialed in on the thumbwheels.  It automatically determines beat count and does the high beat watches as well as 18,000 bph.   While this machine reports timing of quartz watches, it does not report all the tests required to verify a quartz watch is serviced correctly.

This was a service center level instrument for 3 decades, it was really only superseded by the requirements needed to service Omega Co-Axial escapements.  It reports rate (4 scales from  plus/minus six minutes to plus or minus 2 sec/day), beat error and amplitude.  At the time, it was the only instrument that accurately reported the amplitude of cased watches making it possible to verify the final performance of cased automatic watches.  

Far more useful than the old paper based machines that require special paper and ink.  Plus, it uses very easy to read selectable LED scasle without having to push buttons.  Unlike the paper based machines, this also reports amplitude.  It does not have the microphone for timing quartz watches, but then the Elma does that and more.

I  prefer  this instrument and I use one at my bench.  The LED displays are much simpler to read than the Witschi Watch Expert.  Plus it reports a wider range of beat error than the Watch Expert so you can more easily track changes as you move the balance spring collet.  All functions work, microphones are original to this instrument and comes with a copy of the operating instructions.  I have the original sales VibrografUSA sales contract for my MU-700 which show these units cost $2500 when new; that is about $4000 in today's dollars. 

This is a service center level machine for not much more than the Chinese clones of the Witschi and these highly sought after by independent watchmakers..   No paper, no ink and no buttons or screens to scroll though!  And less than the cost of every other seller!

Price:      $675  for the MU-700

                $475 for the Elma TM-6000

                $950 for Both instruments             

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Schaublin Slide Rest (102).  I have used this slide rest for over 15 years.  It cuts reliably and accurately; I routinely turn to within .001 inches.  I recently decided to keep a Double Slide Rest I had purchased for milling permanently on the lathe.  This rare piece enables me to keep the milling attachment  mounted on the back top slide while I use the front top slide for turning.  I am very diligent about cleaning and oiling my equipment.  The top slide has maybe 1/32 turn of backlash and the bottom slide has 1/8 turn backlash.  One nice feature about this slide rest is that it is direct reading:  the bottom slide scale indicates OUTSIDE DIAMETER removed; not radius.  It is calibrated .01 inches.   So 1/2 of .01 inches OD removed is .005 inches of slide rest movement.  Very fine turning.  This is why I used it for so long.  Check out the pictures and ask questions.

Price:  $625 plus shipping

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Boxed Set of WW 8mm collets.  This came with a Horia dead center turns set I acquire years ago.  These collets are not marked so they are not Starret (soft) or Schaublin (good hard collet).  They are somewhere in between.  No. 43 is missing but otherwise a ful run.  Also the extras shown in another picture.

Price:  $375 plus shipping

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Levin Boxed Poising Tool.  This is in perfect condition.

Price:    $35 plus shipping

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Bergeon Automatic Watch Tester.   (Retired watchmaker) This is required for any Omega or Rolex account.  It is used to test the autowind function of watches by running them on it for a specified period and then checking the amplitude (see MU 700 below).  The labels indicates it is a Final Test (1rpm) but it is in fact 4 RPM Cyclotest which is preferred for Omega accounts.  Boxed and complete. (But Bergeon packing is like putting worms back into the can).

Price:  $435

Watch Repair Bergeon Automatic Watch Winder for sale

Witschi Watch Expert II Watch Analyzer.  (Retired watchmaker) This is the minimum instrument now required for ANY watch account.  It is capable of reporting the performance of the Omega Co-Axial watches.  Rate, beat amplitude all displayed at one time.  Instructions and original shipping box included.  In original box.  Oh, and it works perfectly of course.

Price:  $1650   SOLD!!

Witschi Timeing Machine for sale

Vibrograf MU 700 Watch Analyzer.  (Retired Watchmaker) This was a service center level instrument for 3 decades, it was really only superseded by the requirements needed to service Omega Co-Axial escapements.  It reports rate (scales to plus or minus 2 sec/day), beat error and amplitude.  At the time, it was the only instrument that accurately reported the amplitude of cased watches making it possible to verify the final performance of cased automatic watches.  It also reports the rates of quartz and tuning fork watches.  

Far more useful than the old paper based machines that require special paper and ink.  Plus, it uses very easy to read selectable LED scasle without having to push buttons.  Unlike the paper based machines, this also reports amplitude,  And it does Accutron and Quartz timing!

I  prefer  this instrument and I use one at my bench.  The LED displays are much simpler to read than the Witschi Watch Expert.  Plus it reports a wider range of beat error than the Watch Expert so you can more easily track changes as you move the balance spring collet.  All functions work, microphones are original to this instrument and comes with a copy of the operating instructions.  I have the original sales VibrografUSA sales contract for my MU-700 which show these units cost $2500 when new; that is about $4000 in today's dollars. 

Price:  $675  SOLD

 

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Complete Set of Levin Index Plates (w/ Latch) for Cutting Gears and Pinions.  This includes several shop made latch plates to make some non standard parts.  Hubs are bored for the Levin 10mm lathe spindle; but I do know they fit my Levin 8mm Ball Bearing headstock.; but you can sleeve them or make new ones for an 8mm lathe.  Every original no. plus some I made: 300,240,200,158,156 100, 98, 96,92,90,(2),88,86,84,82,80,78,77,76,75,74,73,72,71,70,69,68,67,66,65,64,63,62,61,60,59-51.  Levin spring latch and latch spring stop.  This will fit ont ot the 10mm lathe with no modifications.  May need to make a mount for other lathes.

I used this set for years before I got the indexing attachment for my 102.  Now I cut everything on that lathe.  Used this on a Levin 10mm headstock mounted on the milling machine listed below.

Price: $1100  SOLD!

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Horizontal Mill for Gear and Pinion Cutting.  This was my gear cutting machine for years until I got everything I needed to do it conveniently on my 102.  I have been hesitant to sell it because it is such a good machine; but that is silly. It is made in Germany by RJS.  That is all I know.  As you can see it has very substantial slides and the largest ball bearing headstock I have seen on any benchtop machine.  Convenient oiling points.  Set of collets and shop made cutter arbor adapter.  No idea what series collets, they even stumped Dave Sobel who really liked this machine when he saw it.  They are marked "Star" (I think this is the Japanese machine tool maker).  Included is  the PWM controller and DC motor.  Lever table (for gear cutting) which can be converted to screw feed (old atlas lead screw) for pinion cutting.  WW bed mounted on table for your WW headstock.  It is very nice because you can move around on the bench to check your alignments.  Footprint is 18 in X 18 in.  Very small for what it is; The belt slot in the back indicates it was orignally pedestal mounted but it works great on a well built shop bench (I think it weighs around 200 pounds).  I would prefer we meet within two hours drive of Baltimore to avoid shipping; this is very heavy and I would hate for it to be damaged in shipment.  If desired, I will make a package deal of this and the Levin Indexing setup as long as the indexing setup is not sold.

I never used the collets because of the arbor adapter; but:  1/8,5/32,9/32,11/32,38,7/16,1/2,9/16.

Price:  $2200  SOLD!!

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Levin WW 8mm Grinding/Milling Spindle.  (Retired Watchmaker) This spindle is in excellent condition.  Ball bearings are smooth with no crunchiness.  This has two bases; one is the original Levin grinding attachment base for mounting on the sliderest.  The other base is a very nicely shop made base to use the spindle for precision grinding dowels and pins on a surface grinder (a poor man's centerless grinder).  Comes with the pulley for setup as a grinding attachment and knurled knob for use as a spin fixture on its base. The base for spin grinding is a VERY nice piece of work.

Price:  $475   SOLD

 

Levin WW 8mm Lathe Collets (Fractional).    Set of 13 Levin Fractional collets, incomplete but hard to find.  1/64 through 15/64 missing 9/64 and 3/8.  The bores are all in excellent shape.  These can be a lifesaver when stock will not fit a metric collet.

Price:  $140 SOLD!

Full Set of WW 8mm lathe collets.  (Retired Watchmaker) Set of 48 metric collets from .3mm to 5.0 mm.  All but two are hardened; the two soft collets (31 & 32) are Starret (two lines)  Four are unmarked but hardened (single line),  two are Schaublin (S), one is Deryshire (D) and the rest of the set is Peerless.  These collets are used but not abused.  The nice thing about Peerless collets is that their keyway is one of the deepest enabling them to fit most headstocks without modification.  Collet tray included.  The picture includes the fractional collets listed above; but there are NOT included; just the set in the bottom 7 rows (there are 3 extra collets).

Price: $525  SOLD!!

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L&R Varimatic Ultrasonic Watch Cleaning Machine.  This machine is perfectly good for all but final cleaning (for those with Swiss service accounts).  It was the workhorse of the industry for 45 years.  No leaks, synchronized with extra ultrasonic base and tubes.  I used this for at lest 12 years and I no linger use it since I needed a 4 jar machine for my account.  I would prefer to meet within 2 hours drive of Baltimore so we avoid the hassles of shipping.  Jars, instructions and a basket included.  I have an extra base and tube I kept for spares as well which are included.

Price:  $325 SOLD!!!

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Alina 90 mm  6 Jaw Scroll Chuck with Machinable jaws 10MM mount.    Excellent  Alina scroll chuck; used for holding round work (plates, wheels, bezels) for machining.  Once you cut inside or outside jaws absolute truth on your lathe is ensured. Smooth scroll.  This takes a standard mount and can be used on a Levin, Schaublin 70, Schaublin 102 or even a machine that takes 5C collets.  It is mounted on a 10mm arbor suitable for a Levin, Derbyshire or Pultra 10mm lathe.

Price: $475 plus shipping SOLD

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Schaublin Pump Oiler.  This is essential for oiling most Swiss Machines and are very hard to find.  The nipples on Swiss machines and accessories are often confused as grease nipples; but they are for the pump oiler,  Unscrew the top, fill with oil. place on the nipple and pump.  The fitting seals against the nipple and forces open the ball which keeps dirt out of the machine's oil port.

Price:  $75 SOLD

 

Levin 10mm Lathe and Accessories.  This is a setup I have not used in years.  Time to sell it.  I had new bearings installed about 8 years ago.  If there are 200 hours on them I would be surprised.  There is a complete set of collets that were in the individual tubes when I purchased them.  Several chucks and all sorts of specialty collets.  This is the lathe I used for for making pinions and wheels in conjunction with the Levin Index plates and RJS Horizontal mill listed below.  Because of the number of pieces, I am giving this setup its own page:  Levin 10mm Watchmaker Lathe for Sale

 

Schaublin Sensitive Drill Press Complete with Collets, Motor and Drills.   In absolutely perfect condition.  The drill presses are hard enough to find, but without the F collets (F7 for this model) they are useless.  As you can see, I was able to buy the collets I needed when these were still "easy" to find.  I have owned this for about 20 years and used it extensively.  This is why it is mounted on an aluminum plate with variable speed AC motor footswitch and the collet rack.  Might as well work like a gentleman.  There is roughly a 5 inch maximum clearance between the collet nut and the table.  Table has a micrometric screw for adjusting the depth of hole and the table rises smoothly with no discernable play.   Includes drill in roughly .05mm increments form .30mm to 2.0mm.  The drill shanks are standard sizes to which the collets are matched.  NO, this will not be broken up.

Price:  Sold

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Levin 72 MM  (JF Swiss) Self centering 3 jaw chuck with hardened, reversible jaws    Excellent condition; mounted on a 10mm chuck collet for use in a Levin, Derbyshire or Pultra 10 mm lathe.  Can be remounted for use on other machines.  Smooth scroll.

Price:  SOLD

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Solid Carbide Twist Drills  These are REAL twist drills, not circuit board drills!!  Circuit board drill are really made for use in CNC machines on plastics and phenolic (circuit board material).  They have a fast twist which reduces their strength and rigidity.  These solid carbide twist drills have the slow twist which increases the material in the drill web and makes them strong and rigid.  Available from 50/100 mm to 2.00 mm by 10/100mm steps.

Price: No Longer Available

 

Steiner Jacot Tool (Current Pattern)  This is a complete Steiner Jacot (tour de pivot) made by Mr. Thiebault in the late 1970s early 1980s before he sold the business to become Horia.  Horia kept the castings and specifications of Mr. Thiebault and they will provide new runners, and accessories.  This set also includes the spare lanterns (for finishing pivot ends) should either of the original lantern heads get damaged.  Every runner and lantern is in perfect condition; this tool came from a watchmaker how to use it!  Two pivot and lantern runners that cover 4/100mm to 36/100, a double ended runner for 35/100 mm to 1.20 mm, and the seconds pivot arbor from 15/100 mm to 35/100 mm.  Two stationary runners (4 sizes) and a pivot gauge.

These sets are getting very hard to find since the resurgence of classically trained watchmakers from schools run by Wostep, Patek Phillipe and Richemont.  Much of the current production is now going to new schools, high end manufacturers such as Gruebel Forsey and recent graduates who are able to pay price for new sets (about $2300 USD).

Price:   SOLD

Watchmaking watch repair restoration equipment for sale Steiner Horia Jacot

 

 

Horia Jacot Tool    This is a complete Horia Jacot tool used to burnish (polish) pivots.  It is complete and all runners and lanterns are in excellent condition.  It also includes a burnisher.  These are now over $2300 new from Horia and there is a waiting list.

Price:  SOLD

 

 

Watchmaking watch repair restoration equipment for sale Steiner Horia Jacot

Schaublin 102 W20 Milling attachment complete with vertical slide    Mounts on a Schaublin or Habegger 102 lathe and is used for cutting gears and pinion as well as general milling tasks.  The spindle is absolutely free and true. The collet bore is immaculate.   This setup came from a job shop and the vertical slide has been drilled and tapped to take a fixture used to manufacture something.  Two tapped holes and two dowel pin holes.  These have NO  impact on function and they are hidden when the spindle mounting plate is installed.  The mounting plate has a tapped hole in the bottom that is not original.  Again, does not impact function.  There are two advantages to this.  First,  you can mount a vise on the slide and use an endmill in the lathe headstock. Second, since the vertical slide was used for a single operation, there is very little (none?) wear on the leadscrew and nut.  Two pulleys, the round belt pulley and the a cogged belt pulley are included.  

Price:  SOLD

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Swiss Mainspring Winders    Boxed set of 17 mainspring winders made in Switzerland for wristwatch to pocket watch mainsprings.  Some extra barrels and arbors.  Excellent condition.

Price:  SOLD

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L & R Parts Dryer    At $400 new these are overpriced.  But at $100 they are very useful.  Large enough for clock parts to be dried after they have been cleaned and rinsed, it is small enough to be near the bench so that you can warm pallets and escape wheels to avoid rust from the rapid evaporation of the solvent when you apply epilame.

Price: SOLD

 Barkus Diamond Wheel and Barkus Gravers    Plenty of life left, the wheel fits your WW collet.  Absolutely the best carbide for for hand turning.  Lots of carbide left; various shapes and the slotting/parting cutter.

Price:  SOLD

 

 

 

 

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