Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Parts Timepieces Craft Art watch repairman estates and material house findings from 40 years travels around and about. Check out my other items! SCROLL DOWN BELOW LISTING TO SEE THE 24 PHOTOGRAPHS. For those who cannot and do not read a listing I have put the price high enough that you will and do. SHORT PHOTOGRAPHIC COURSE IN DENT REMOVAL. FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY. USING IRON STAKES –BUT– SAME RESULTS CAN BE HAD WITH WOODEN DOWELS WITH ROUNDED OFF ENDS AND SANDED SMOOTH, JUST DID NOT WANT TO MAKE THE DOWELS. Assortment of tools that are used to repair pocket watch cases. LOW BUDGET INSTEAD- most of what you need to do to remove dents can be done with wooden dowel rods from Home Depot cut TO SIZE with the ends rounded off- A formica counter top- A handkerchief- A used plastic crystal- A small brass hammer. Also in thrift stores are many small wooden bowls and wood things that make good punches and some are shown in the picture I have found that work on certain jobs- like rerounding a case back opening or pendant tube. Tools in first 2 pictures are the Traditional Standards. Heavy steel case stakes, bow pliers, wood blocks, 3 special inside middle of case dent removal burnishers, 1 special inside case file with scraper- the two headed small tool in the line up, several regular burnishers, hunting case spring pliers, Bronze wool- a secret of the TRADE instead of steel wool etc. You need FINE not Medium like HOme depot sells. Ruby impregnated paper from craft store- for the finest finish possible. From Sams Club or Industrial Suppliers. Formica has some give or bounce to it so the hammer blow is not to stretch the metal but to spring it back in place. Pink dish detergent is to use with water and the bronze wool to remove most of the signs of the hammering from inside case back after work is done. Handkerchief is for cushioning. Some use a piece of very hard ¼ inch leather. Plastic watch crystal is placed between case dent and punch- Now punch does not leave marks- The crystal will break away as time goes on- but works very nicely leaving no marks. Dents are being removed from a nickel silver 16 size back with small round deep dents and general all over ripples, and a crease in an 18 size nickel case back. Doing a Gold-filled Case is the same operation but some gold filled is hardened and works just like nickel and some is soft and stretches and makes a bump instead of springing back so for each hit you get a new bump if you hit to hard, like later 992b star watch cases. Silver is similar: Some silver cases are soft and thick and some are brittle and can crack if hit to often, hitting silver hardens it also and makes it brittle. The 16 size case back is full of ripples and deep dents and took a lot of hits all over and over and came out pretty good but I had to use emery paper to smooth it off and a buffer with rouge and wax for a lubricant to smooth it out and then the fine ruby impregnated paper to take the swirl marks out by making finer marks but in a straight line not swirls or what is called a butler back finish. You have to want a case to take this much time to do this- say an hour. The 18 size back with the ripple took 4 hits with the small iron stake, plastic crystal in between it and back and plastic crystal broke a few small pieces off but crease came out nicely, then rub with bronze wool inside case back and remove marks and looks pretty good. Took say 10 minutes. Chrome cases are harder: as you cannot buff or grind out the signs of hitting dents but can clean the inside case back up nicely, so be careful on chrome cases, hit to hard and it stays that way unless your thumbs can press it back a little in place. Practice makes nice work and you feel good. China, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Spain, South Korea, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Thailand and Japan, UAE, Turkey, India and South Africa, USA and UK, India, Canada, South Korea, England, Iraq, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Angola, Nepal, Morocco, Ukraine, Indonesia, Thailand, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Paris, France. OR GO TO INFO. Warehousing and Distribution Services. Our main warehouse is located in the heart of Orange County, in the city of Westminster, Little Saigon. Is committed to providing the best service with the best pricing to our customers in the United States, Canada and Vietnam. The item “Vintage Pocket Watch Case Dent Removal Easy Way Low Cost Tools Information Only” is in sale since Saturday, October 24, 2015. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Tools & Parts”. The seller is “partimeart” and is located in tampa, FL. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to Japan, to Australia.
- Type: case dent removal
- Year of Manufacture: Pre-1920
- Brand: pocket watch nickel case
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- MPN: Does Not Apply