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its either

  1. a tool for compressing circlips...prior to installing them
  2.  or a tool for undoing threaded inserts...you can see the different types of holes it will suit ...round...oblong..square...

something like the threaded plate that secures a firing pin on a shotgun......but bigger....

 

thats my thought !!!!

 

edit ....the rubber end bit ...does it turn a threaded rod ?

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14 minutes ago, ditchman said:

its either

  1. a tool for compressing circlips...prior to installing them
  2.  or a tool for undoing threaded inserts...you can see the different types of holes it will suit ...round...oblong..square...

something like the threaded plate that secures a firing pin on a shotgun......but bigger....

 

thats my thought !!!!

 

edit ....the rubber end bit ...does it turn a threaded rod ?

The rubber bit is just a cap, I'm intrigued now. It's adjustable and the hex headed bolts lock the sliding rings in place.

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It's an old model, for removing the screwback cases of watches. Different shapes for different cases, and they slide for different sizes.

I have/had one and used it many times.

Here's a more modern one: https://www.onbuy.com/gb/adjustable-opener-watch-repair-tool-remover-back-case-wrench-cover-watchmakers~c11143~p25621520/?exta=cjunct&lid=58621109&stat=eyJpcCI6IjQuNDAwMCIsImRwIjoiMC4wMDAwIiwibGlkIjo1ODYyMTEwOSwicyI6IjEwMCIsInQiOjE2Mjc3MTIzMzUsImJtYyI6IjIuMCJ9&source=cjLeft+My+Tag&AID=13876643&CJEVENT=bd25e409f35411eb8138f6fc0a18050e

 

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2 hours ago, Robden said:

This for me.

With no other size reference this absolutely ticks the boxes 👍

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3 hours ago, Officer Barbrady said:

This for me.

With no other size reference this absolutely ticks the boxes 👍

It is correct. Just been looking for the one I used to use many years ago, but must of thrown it out or lost it, after buying a modern one......also many years ago.

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9 hours ago, Robden said:

That seems a good shout but it seems a bit agricultural, it's seven inches long. Thinking along ditchmans lines could it be for removing primers from artillery shells etc as he liked a bit of militaria?

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On 02/08/2021 at 16:38, stumfelter said:

That seems a good shout but it seems a bit agricultural, it's seven inches long. Thinking along ditchmans lines could it be for removing primers from artillery shells etc as he liked a bit of militaria?

HHHmmmmmmm....................setting fuses maybe ?

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56 minutes ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

Hello, how big are the watches ????  🤔

The gap between the fittings is probably only 25mm and adjustable along the shaft. Also probably used for clocks/timepieces/scientific/measuring equipment with sealed backs, but larger diameters than watches 👨‍🔧🤷‍♂️

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Just now, JKD said:

The gap between the fittings is probably only 25mm and adjustable along the shaft. Also probably used for clocks/timepieces/scientific/measuring equipment with sealed backs, but larger diameters than watches 👨‍🔧🤷‍♂️

Hello, thankyou, years ago I bought a job lot of watches and watch makers tools and thinking back there was one similar to that, my memory 🙄

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Just now, oldypigeonpopper said:

Hello, thankyou, years ago I bought a job lot of watches and watch makers tools and thinking back there was one similar to that, my memory 🙄

To be honest I wouldn't want that one near any of my watches, but it hasn't been looked after, just stuck in a toolbox [probably] in the man-cave 😉 Interesting item though 😊

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Just now, JKD said:

To be honest I wouldn't want that one near any of my watches, but it hasn't been looked after, just stuck in a toolbox [probably] in the man-cave 😉 Interesting item though 😊

Hello, it does look a bit heath Robinson, saying that when I started in Engineering we use to make all kinds of tools that had a particular purpose, 

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11 hours ago, Robden said:

It’s a watch case back opening tool. 100%.  Just had it confirmed on the watch forum. 

I thought it seems a bit too agricultural to have around watches but I must defer to your superior knowledge. Thanks for clearing that up.

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44 minutes ago, stumfelter said:

I thought it seems a bit too agricultural to have around watches but I must defer to your superior knowledge. Thanks for clearing that up.

Old watches were agricultural back when that was made 

along with the fuses and timers on bombs and ordinance 

you could probably unscrew that primer with it 

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36 minutes ago, Old farrier said:

along with the fuses and timers on bombs and ordnance you could probably unscrew that primer with it 

Usually done at the factory with a phosphor bronze peg spanner.

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2 hours ago, Old farrier said:

Old watches were agricultural back when that was made 

along with the fuses and timers on bombs and ordinance 

you could probably unscrew that primer with it 

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That seems more along the lines of what I pictured.

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2 hours ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Usually done at the factory with a phosphor bronze peg spanner.

I’m sure you’re correct 

however on one of the episodes of foyals war there was a bomb disposal man using a similar tool 

just putting a bit of excitement into this image it’s on the mantlepiece and the kids say grandad  what’s that 

reply 1 

it’s for taking the backs off watches boaring🤔

reply 2 

it’s for defusing bombs but I don’t use it much anymore 😂

is probably the coolest answer 👍😃

 

 

 

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