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No instructions. I find everything to be pretty self explanatory with the exception of the two big rings. Got it on a trip to Guangzhou. Pretty well made but needs cleaning before use. Copious amounts of oil in the barrels. 

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I think its pretty standard for most tools Horological tools to not come with instructions, even the expensive ones (Timing machines excluded) much to my annoyance.

I guess the idea is if your buying an expensive watch makers tool you should of already completed some formal training that has taught you how to use the tool.

 

Are the two brass tubes identical to each other, or do they have different inside diameters?

The part of the winder you hold in your hand that has the plunger in it doesn't fit nicely inside the tube does it?

Just wondering if its somehow to make it easier to hold being it is so short compared to the Bergeon one

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This is how they fit: loosely over either end. Bottom ring can't fit this way in use as the diameter on the barrels are too wide. Having it over the plunger end would be counter productive as well as the plunger doesn't come out far enough through the top of the ring. Also there are two nice cutouts on the included platter for these to fit in. From what I can tell with my relatively limited watchmaking experience this kit functions perfectly fine without them. But there has to be a reason for them to nicely machine out and anodize 2 pieces of aluminum as well as their respective cutouts on the display platter. Very intriguing. 

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On ‎1‎/‎17‎/‎2020 at 4:20 AM, watchweasol said:

Having had a look on the web It seems most mainspring winders come with these barrels but nothing much in the way of instructions, I will have to look harder. Never having used one, always used my fingers had no problems.

    the thumbs have it !      vin

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Hi!

Could you please measure the diameter of the arbor for 2824? Also, a picture with the hook if possible! I am interested in a set and I am wondering if it's the right dimmension.

Thank you!

Bogdan

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cant help you im afraid but im also going to get one of these sets, ive been wondering when the chinese market was going to make mainspring winders and here we have a half decent set. I did put a best offer on a set on ebay but the seller refused my offer and counter offered a price £1 lower than the asking price..

I shall take my money to aliexpress where i can get one for £30 less than ebay

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Cas-Ker in the US sells this set, so I sent them a note. According to them the cylinders are barrel holders (not other info given).  I was also curious if the winders would fit the Bergeon handles, they don't.

Cheers!

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Mmmmm interesting, but that would mean the barrel opening is down the tube so to speak, if you see what I mean. I will look at the pictures again. I did ask my Chinese seller what they were for and they said they will get back to me, so when they do I’ll post here.

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