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Homemade watch hand setters

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Hey All,

I thought I'd share the plans for making watch hand setters.  I wasn't able to get any cheaply or easily so I decided to make my own.

A note of caution, turning small diameter PVC is a pain.  I was able to after much trial and error, but the accuracy was pretty bad.  To be fair I was using an enormous 13x48" engine lathe with a 3jaw chuck and HSS tools ground for steel so your results may vary.

Design is based on pictures of other watch setters I found on the internet. I chose 0.5mm, 1mm, 1.5mm and blunt tips.

Cheers,

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Watch Hand Setter Drawing.pdf

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20 hours ago, Nucejoe said:

Tubular tip.

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Ha, that's so simple I wish I would have thought of that!  My first attempt was using pegwood with a hole drilled in it, but it just bent the hands :(.

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Dpastl, if you're using that on Rolexes, it is probably good enough for anything I'll get my hands on (no pun intended)!

That is the butt end of a center punch, I'm guessing.

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On 4/30/2019 at 6:49 AM, dcronin said:

Dpastl, if you're using that on Rolexes, it is probably good enough for anything I'll get my hands on (no pun intended)!

That is the butt end of a center punch, I'm guessing.

No rolexes haha.  I only have older AS movements for the most part. They work super well, especially in comparison to pegwood with a hole.  That was not great.

Center punch?  They're all custom turned parts as per the plans.

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