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As everyone know, some tools can be somewhat overpriced for what they are, take the Bergeon dial working platform for example.

 

21941361401_e28ff56732_b.jpgBergeon_7053_ by Micky Aldridge, on Flickr

 

BERGEON do sell some great tools of high quality, but the prices are crazy at times, the above dial platform retails at €189 euros.

 

I decided there is no way I would pay that much, and then started looking at how I could make my own, it couldn't be too difficult, right?

 

Here's what I came up with, not pretty, but it works, its a hockey puck, and I drilled lots of small diameter holes in the one side.

 

Hockey puck costs €3 euros delivered.

 

Started life like this.

 

11884909973_804a1ee154.jpgHockey Puck by Micky Aldridge, on Flickr

 

9721568379_5c1289802a_k.jpgMy Bergeon Alternative watch dial platform project by Micky Aldridge, on Flickr

 

After some drilling..

 

21310617573_87a87f19fd_k.jpgUntitled by Micky Aldridge, on Flickr

 

And here's another tool I made for a special case back screw design.

 

14503871614_9f33eed0c8_k.jpgUntitled by Micky Aldridge, on Flickr

 

Other thing I use, instead of Bergeon dial protectors when removing hands, I use a clean ziplock bag..

 

Oh, and a bonus item I made is this microphone dust cover.

 

21645633756_a6cceb3182_k.jpgUntitled by Micky Aldridge, on Flickr

 

Lets see what tools you have made to make your watchmaking more enjoyable without breaking the bank. :)

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Here's a few.

 

I made this today for tightening the nut when replaing a rotor bearing on an Omega 1120.

 

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Pair of levers (only one shown) great for hands and especialy snap case backs.

 

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Balance tack.

 

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Minute hand puller for an Atmos clock.

 

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Movement holder for Atmos clock.

 

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Here's a few.

 

I made this today for tightening the nut when replaing a rotor bearing on an Omega 1120.

 

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Pair of levers (only one shown) great for hands and especialy snap case backs.

 

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Balance tack.

 

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Minute hand puller for an Atmos clock.

 

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Movement holder for Atmos clock.

 

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Balance tack looks great .Tell us/me more?  Want to do one for myself . What material did u use?  Diameter of puck?

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Here are some of my "tools"

 

Small tiltable table for one of my lathes

 

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larger tiltable table for lapping

 

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Lappingmachine for cases

 

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Simple chuck

 

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"Adapters" for case opener 5700 to open Speedmaster MKII cases, Heuers etc

 

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Stand for oilers, anodized aluminium

 

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Demagitizer

 

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....and much more - I almost like making tools/machines more than refinishing watches!  :D

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Superb set up there for lapping and case refinishing, love it.  Thanks for sharing, I so cannot wait until I get my own lathe :)

 

Do'nt do it - you will end up making new tools for/with you lathe all the time!   ;)

 

 

Some good stuff there RCD, and a warm welcome to the forum. Your case refinishing kit reminds me that I still have an Omega Chronostop case that I must get around to finishing.

 

Thank you!

 

I must admitt that I usually end up using my small mill when refinishing cases - easy to adjust the angle of the disc, the hight e.t.c. e.t.c. and standard collets makes life easy! :)

 

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A badly beat up Speedy MKII case lapped in the machine above using a 305mm disk with 240 grit paper.

 

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Do'nt do it - you will end up making new tools for/with you lathe all the time!   ;)

 

 

 

Thank you!

 

I must admitt that I usually end up using my small mill when refinishing cases - easy to adjust the angle of the disc, the hight e.t.c. e.t.c. and standard collets makes life easy! :)

 

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A badly beat up Speedy MKII case lapped in the machine above using a 305mm disk with 240 grit paper.

 

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You have some fantastic tools there your workshop must be of some size. Unfortunately my workshop is a converted small bedroom so such tools are just not possible. Maybe when I get that Lotto up !!!

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