When I purchased the two boxes of tools from an antique watch repair shop, I didn't realize what I wonderful set of tools I would be receiving.
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From Ring Sizers, to Clock Repair Tools, various precision tools to the manual air compressor, there's a lot of tools to learn with the watch repair business! Right now, I've moved everything into storage and hope to have time to learn how to repair vintage watches next year.
I've started collecting old watch repair catalogs, so I can understand exactly what I acquired and how it works. Some of this is obvious: the vice grip, the drill bits; but other repair tools seem a mystery: Do you know what the wooden box does? It appears to light up, but is broken. More repair work to be done before I even get started!
These is a special magnification loop. The long part hooks over your ear, and one eye piece rotates down in front of your eye. The other eye piece further magnifies the object by swinging down in front of the first eyepiece; so you have two glass magnifiers in front of one eye. This appears to be circa 1920-1930, and the empty casing is circa 1930. The magnification lenses work perfectly today.
The tools appear to be in excellent working order, with minimal upkeep needed. I'm looking forward to servicing and using them.