AUCTION : 1019

Lots 546 - 559: Watchmaker's Material & Tools including Lots of Watch Dials, Movements, Watchmaker's Cabinets, etc

Lot#: 546

DESCRIPTION: A good watchmakers 32 drawer oak parts and material cabinet, the case on tall legs and with paneled sides, the drawers with green felt lining, and with pull out slides above the third drawer
CONDITION: front legs cut back on the inside to clear a chest once stored beneath the cabinet, in an old finish with minor wear, marks and scratches, one drawer pull detached but present
ESTIMATE: $600 - $900
CIRCA: 1920
DIMENSIONS: 60in x 28in x 14in

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Lot#: 547

DESCRIPTION: Eighteen drawer cabinet filled with Swiss and American pocket and wrist watch parts and movements, a few 19th century mainspring winders, a partial screwhead polishing tool, a Hamilton 22 display case, 8 day auto and travel clocks, and a good selection of French clock movement parts, including many new old stock wheels with pinions
CONDITION: many items disassembled and/ or incomplete, multiple lots sold as is, no returns
ESTIMATE: $500 - $750
DIMENSIONS: 28in x 18.5in x 16in



Lot#: 548

DESCRIPTION: Three drawer cabinet filled with wrist and pocket watch dials, Swiss and American, makers including Waltham, Hampden, Illinois, Elgin, Trenton, Hamilton, Howard, Seth Thomas, and others, 18- 6/0 size, the majority in white enamel
CONDITION: multiple lots sold as is, no returns
ESTIMATE: $450 - $600
DIMENSIONS: 6in x 18in x 15in

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Lot#: 549

DESCRIPTION: Lot of watchmakers and other tools including an 8mm Boley lathe with Borel base, Wolf Jahn cross slide, and an assortment of collets, tool rests, and filing rest, a BB crystal press with dies, a Cary micrometric comparator, a Triton press to heat soldering tool, a 27 piece center punch set, and a Wappler bronchoscope
CONDITION: lathe and accessories very dirty and with some rust, spindle free, cross slide with one improvised handle, crystal press missing one die, comparator dirty, box with losses, soldering tool working, punches good, bronchoscope condition unknown, multiple lots sold as is, no returns
ESTIMATE: $350 - $550

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Lot#: 550

DESCRIPTION: Atco Precision Tool Inc., Troy, Michigan, "MOTO-CENTER" cylindrical grinding fixture, 115v motor, used for grinding between centers with high accuracy, housed in finger-jointed mahogany box.
CONDITION: this precision tool appears to have been well cared for. The wood storage box has fine scratches. Sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
DIMENSIONS: 7in x 14.5in x 10.5in

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Lot#: 551

DESCRIPTION: Large lot of watchmakers tools and material, including jewels, staffs, stems, crowns, screws, wheels, regulators, timing and dial washers, winding parts, and more, genuine factory material and assortments from Bestfit, Newall, Swartchild, and others, the tools include a staking set, case wrenches, tweezers, pliers, hand puller, movement holders, poising tool, bench blocks, and more
CONDITION: multiple lots sold as is, no returns
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400

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Lot#: 552

DESCRIPTION: Large lot of watchmakers tools, including a 6mm "Crown" Geneva pattern lathe with 39 collets, including many Bergeon, with motor, foot pedal, jewel chucks, 6mm collet holder, Barkus lap, and a small group of 8mm lathe accessories, together with a box of watchmakers tools, including mainspring winders, poising tool, gravers, files, glassware, pliers, oil cups, oil, oilers, Eclipse 180 vise, LG Jaxa style case opener, blowers, movement holders, tweezers, pin vises, and more
CONDITION: lathe very dirty, spindle with lateral play, will need cleaning and adjustment, collets good, 8mm lathe accessories good, bench tools fair to good, multiple lots sold as is, no returns
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500

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Lot#: 553

DESCRIPTION: Lot of various horological items including a French miniature tall clock with bronze mounted walnut case, enamel dial, and 8 day time and strike movement, a 19th century French verge watch with silver case and enamel dial signed "Azire a Chateau- Roux", an Egyptian Revival watch holder with paw footed griotte marble base supporting a seated sphinx surmounted by a velvet lined, gilt ring with three hooks, a small, four tune Swiss music box, and hundreds of pocket watch crystals, clock dimensions listed
CONDITION: clock dirty, missing top mount, not running, watch lacking crystal, small chip in enamel, ticks briefly, watch holder with small chips and crack in marble, music box comb with many missing teeth, multiple lots sold as is, no returns
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
DIMENSIONS: 18.5in x 6in x 4.375in

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Lot#: 554

DESCRIPTION: Lot of watchmakers parts and tools, including a Watchmaster ultrasonic cleaning machine, a K&D staking set with large selection of stumps, pocket and wrist watch movements, makers including Movado, Gruen, Elgin, Waltham, Non Magnetic Watch Co., Omega, Longines, Wittnauer, Bulova, and others, a Chelsea clock movement, an enameled pear shaped pendant watch case and dial, watch bands and buckles, an assortment of plastic crystals, mainsprings, and other material, a turned wooden tray with glass cover, some jewels, set and unset, and more
CONDITION: ultrasonic dirty but in working order, dryer cover missing, staking set box missing handle and catch, multiple lots sold as is, no returns
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400

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Lot#: 555

DESCRIPTION: Lot of watchmakers parts and tools, including tweezers, cannon pinion puller, movement holders, Jacot tool, bench keys, a partially finished clock depthing tool, broaches, pin vises, many wrist watch parts movements, staffs, stems, crowns, wheels, pinions, thousands of screws, and more
CONDITION: multiple lots sold as is, no returns
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400

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Lot#: 556

DESCRIPTION: Lot of watchmakers tools and machines, most with wooden display bases, including an unmarked Jacot tool in a Steiner box with drawer, three other Jacot tools/ pivot polishers, one with an interesting finger powered drive, a steel turns with tool rest, a rounding up tool, and a small, purpose made milling machine with indexing head and adjustable carriage with lever feed for the milling cutter
CONDITION: with wear and minor to moderate oxide, rounding up tool lacking one runner, multiple lots sold as is, no returns
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400

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Lot#: 557

DESCRIPTION: Walnut chest with four drawers and well beneath a lift top, filled with taps, dies, pitch gauges, tap and die holders, watchmakers screw plates, and more
CONDITION: box with wear and scratches, tools with some wear and oxide, but they appear to be usable
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
DIMENSIONS: 12.75in x 21.5in x 14.25in

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Lot#: 558

DESCRIPTION: A good lot of watchmaker's bench tools, including mainspring winders, movement holders, mainspring punch, pallet warmers, balance chucks, poising tools, hairspring collet tools, roller remover, gravers, crown taps, poising tools, balance screw cutters, hand removers, balance staff removers, Rolex 10 1/2 propeller wrench, mainspring gauge, case openers, together with a box of miscellaneous wood clock movement parts, and brass clock fittings
CONDITION: good to very good, many in their original boxes, multiple lots sold as is, no returns
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350

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Lot#: 559

DESCRIPTION: Lot of pocket watch, wrist watch, and clock hands, blued steel and gilt, a very good selection of sizes and styles, including hundreds of blued pocket watch seconds hands, early tall clock hands, shelf clock hands, and more
CONDITION: multiple lots sold as is, no returns
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350

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