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Tuesday Tools – Roller Jewel Setting Tweezers

by Jordan Ficklin

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Roller Jewel Tweezers I have never seen this tool in real life or in any modern catalog but it looks terribly useful. The rare time when I need to reset a roller jewel I have found it to be a somewhat awkward task. This tool appears to make it practical and easy. Click on the image for a larger image which will facilitate reading the accompanying text. Where can I get one of these?

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  1. Sven
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 3:47 am | Permalink

    I read this post and was reminded for no good reason of a clock-punk adaptation of the 1995 film ‘Hackers’.

    Does anyone here know of a watchmaking correspondence course worth looking in to? I live in the DFW area in north Texas, and except for rumours of a Cartier school near the airport there don’t seem to be any commutable options.

    You can read the ‘Hackers’ adaptation, titled ‘Clockers’ at . It is highly entertaining.

  2. John
    Posted August 10, 2008 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Try Time Zone Watch Repair School

  3. Vince
    Posted October 17, 2008 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    I’ve got a pair of these tweezers. Yes, they are handy. I think you could probably make something similar though by taking a pair of pivot straightening tweezers and grinding down the end. The drill a hole near the tip for the safety roller and file a couple of tiny notches on the tips to hold the roller jewel.

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