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    Today's purchase(s)...

    I picked this Geneva pattern Lorch Schmidt 6mm lathe up today (locally)

    It is a very complete set, with cross-slide, headstocks and even a pivot burnishing set up. Plus some gravers thrown in. Does anyone have the manual for one of these (PDF?). I don't know what most of the attachments are for.

    It was a bit expensive, so I will not be buying any more watches for a while (I have been given the hard word - still, at least there are still a few more watches on the way in the post ).







    Also, got this Omega PW back from my watchmaker, 1908 and he says he got it within 2s per day Note, no serial number on the back of the movement on these older Omegas - only under the dial. Speaking of the dial, it is signed by a local jeweler from my home-city.



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    Re: Today's purchase(s)...

    You are getting some good stuff. Congrats!
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    Re: Today's purchase(s)...

    Home city dials are fun. I'm lucky to be at the home of Gruen's Columbus Watch Company. It is a good hook to show off your watch to locals
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    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Today's purchase(s)...

    We should have a topic about dials with city reference on them, that would be interesting. Right now I can't remember whether I have any.
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    Re: Today's purchase(s)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_H View Post
    We should have a topic about dials with city reference on them, that would be interesting. Right now I can't remember whether I have any.
    Geneva is probably the most referenced city on
    watch dials, I have one or two.

    Trim, that is a nice lathe you've bought yourself.

    I don't think these ever came with a manual as such, only an
    accessory catalogue that I know of.

    Your lathe comes with a mandrel headstock which is a very useful accessory and was a very expensive 'extra' in its day.
    This mandrel head will enable you to acurately 'upright' any hole
    to the corresponding hole in the opposite plate....very handy when
    accurately drilling and reaming for bushes, jewelling and pivot holes
    and loads of other uses.

    The small brass collets fit into the largest steel collet and are for
    holding screws without damaging the threads.
    Five wheel collets...for holding wheels. The plain brass disks on
    arbours are wax chucks.

    The angled item fits at the back below the headstock and engages with
    holes in the dividing plate on the headstock allowing acurate division
    of angles to an item held in the headstock....usefull when filing a square on a stem as an example.

    The pivot polishing accessory you know.

    Most of the other stuff is for working between centers on delicate
    items,centers and carriers, safety pulleys etc.

    Most good watchmaking books have sections on the lathe and its
    uses...learn the techniques and you'll keep yourself amused for hours
    as you practice.

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    Re: Today's purchase(s)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_H View Post
    We should have a topic about dials with city reference on them, that would be interesting. Right now I can't remember whether I have any.
    I live about 5 blocks from the Waltham Watch Company's old factory. I luckily happen to have several of their pocket watches. I think I need to move to Illinois in the future.
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    Re: Today's purchase(s)...

    I started a home city watch thread, post yours there guys

    Should be interesting.

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    Re: Today's purchase(s)...

    I love the Omega pocket watch. The one pocket watch that I would love to own is an A. Lange & Sohne. I had one growing up, but it was lost in the move to America. I guess you will be waiting a a bit to purchase more watches.
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    Thanks Radger, I was wondering if you'd be along. I have read in the watchmaking forum about you having a lorch Lathe.

    Thanks for the pointers. I am working my way through a couple of books now. I might post a couple of accessories that have me totally bamboozled.

    I do think I got lucky with the selection of attachments on this one.

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    Re: Today's purchase(s)...

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    I love the Omega pocket watch. The one pocket watch that I would love to own is an A. Lange & Sohne. I had one growing up, but it was lost in the move to America. I guess you will be waiting a a bit to purchase more watches.
    I have never seen one myself. But, I agree completely - it would be a compulsory purchase.

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