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Just recently i have been rather busy with a large intake of repairs & servicing, i figured since ive worked so hard ( and yet still have more to do ) id treat myself to another tool.


I know i don't really need it but i do like Bergeon tools and this one i picked up is in mint condition with original box. I normally use my Bergeon staking set but this will make a nice addition to my growing collection. Sad that a new tool makes me excited, or are you guys like me ?






Next on my list is the Bergeon hairspring collet tightening tool :)


Hopefully i should have some nice watch photos to upload over the coming weeks as i have had an Omega repair frenzy including a rather battered Omega RAF 1953 Cal 283 and also a return of a personal favourite 1956/58 Seamaster, and not forgetting a complete restoration of a Tudor Oyster Princess  :D

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Bergeon tools are expensive, seams a waste of money and you say you don't really need it. It's up to you how you spend your money but if you think this could be an investment you need to buy the antique tools but make sure they are in very good condition. 

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I....well, I'm not sure if my tool collection is bigger than my watch collection...never counted either one of them. I hope my tools are actually dead because I sometimes can be a little rough on them...although I have this specific oiler that always sting me viciously when I try to use it! :D

mmmm, 100+ watches....yes, I have more tools than watches, definitely...not counting the waiting/wish list....something like this:


or this:



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44 minutes ago, SSTEEL said:

I have just purchased a MTG-9900A to replace my ageing 1000 Timegrapher, which still works perfectly, but I have outgrown it, so will be for sale as soon as the new one arrives.

This is the beast, with automatic mic.

Oh man. Now I'm drooling...

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When I was younger, and I was at a mechanic doing some fixes on my motorbike, the old guy running the place had a corner full of pretty well organized tools, from small to big, from older to newer. I asked him if he used all of them, he replied he had used each and every one of them, but as new tools came along, he always bought the newest he could get his hands on. Yet he never got rid of the older tools, even if the newer ones could perfectly replace them. I asked him why, and he told me that they had become part of his body.

To make a long story short, the by then 60-year-old man made me understand that a tool (and a good quality at that) was not only a tool per se, but a means to do an action he needed to do, to fulfill a purpouse, to accomplish a task, and to, of course, earn a living. So tools were to be respected, cherished, loved, as you'd love your arm that brings the food to your mouth.

I love tools as well, and specially old tools, vintage tools, tools that have a history to tell, and that hopefully have helped people in the past to feed themselves and their family. My vintage Elma Record watch cleaning machine is the perfect example of what I mean, but so are the screw drivers I use, the tweezers and the oilers. Some new, some old. I hope the newer ones will someday tell my story to someone.

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