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A Watchmaker’s Estate

by Jordan Ficklin

I recently acquired the estate of a deceased watchmaker.

The estate came with a nice Boley lathe with a pretty nice set of collets. At long last I have a lathe at home, now if only I can find time to use it. I didn’t even have to buy a Chinese lathe.

It also came with a lot of other things including hundreds of parts movements, thousands of watch parts, other tools, books and much, much more.

I’m putting together a great workshop but there are many duplicates and I don’t often see a need for having 2 or 3 of something.

Also, as a young watchmaker I have a strong need to have an electronic database of the parts so I can easily locate them.

What does all of this mean? and why am I telling you this tale?

Introducing: The Watchmaking Blog Store, an ever growing on-line store of things very useful to watchmakers young and old. Take a look at it and come back later to see what I’ve added. If you need a watch part, don’t forget to look for it here. I’m sure I still have kinks to work out but the payment is secure through Paypal and shipping in the U.S. is free.


  1. Michael O.
    Posted January 5, 2012 at 4:08 am | Permalink

    Always happy to find another source for parts and tools.

    Bookmark Added!

  2. J. Mitterando
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Great Idea! Now all we need is a watchmakers online swap meet / Flea Market!!

  3. Nick
    Posted January 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    The US postal service is in fine form. I just recieved my poising tool. Thanks.

  4. J.Peter
    Posted January 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    All the way to New Zealand already? I hope all was in order. Thank you for your business. I am slowly adding new items nearly every day, it will probably be years before it is all up but I have been surprised by the sales already.

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