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Fellow watchmakers and enthusiasts, 

I’m happy happy to inform you that after 3 years searching, I’ve finally found lathe that I could call “mine“.

Just before Christmas popped out on eBay lathe for sale that caught my attention. It is Boley F1 from 1962 in very good condition and quite full set of tools with it. I was thrilled to win late night auction, finishing during my vacation in Budapest. 

Since it was seller with great feedback and reference from watchmaker I thrust I couldn’t mind to pay a bit more than was my limit. Basically, it was one of those moments when limit is just a rule that could and should be broken.

Now I have it home and service is underway. Unfortunately I’m on another vacation in Tallinn and had to take a break from playing with my new love. “Precious” as I call it (yes I give names to all my loved tools) calls me, it wants to be with me and want to be with it :). 

I prepare post about service that I’ll post here, so if anyone is interested, stay tuned.

Couple spoiler pictures attached 

PS: I’m searching for pivot support for tailstock, if anyone has one spare, let me know.







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