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Unfamiliar tool: look interesting, but how does it work?

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April 26, 2005, 23:23
Jessica Lane
Unfamiliar tool: look interesting, but how does it work?
This tool looks fairly simple to use, but what is it? If someone could explain how it works, I'd love to know.

thanks in advance,

Jessica Smile

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14325&item=4985540428&rd=1
April 27, 2005, 00:21
Greg Crockett
Hi Jessica,

The tool is used to insert old style plastic crystals. The press squeezes the crystal from the center to make the edge small enough to fit the bezel, then the screw is relaxed so that the crystal edge will expand back into the bezel. The various black plastic parts in the box are used for different size crystals.

The most common type of crystal found today has a rim which provides enough room for the fingers of a crystal lift to squeeze. The type of plastic crystal the tool in the picture is for does not have a wide enough rim for a crystal lift to grab.

Best regards,

Greg
April 27, 2005, 06:10
Brian C.
How about a case closing press?
Brian C.


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April 29, 2005, 08:55
Jessica Lane
Interesting. I often see tools, or tool parts, on ebay, and wonder how they work, if they're complete, etc.

People selling them often don't know themselves.

Thanks, again.