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Can anyone tell me is this is a vise clamp or movement holder or a staking tool of some kind? Not a watchmaker and this was my dads and can’t quite figure it out. Thanks so much!
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My vote is for a watch case holder (I have one quite similar, but made with more modern materials. The knurled knob adjusts the clamp for cases of differing sizes, and the padded posts keep the case firmly stationary. It is a priceless tool for when you have to unscrew the back of the watch case and replace it later.
And while you could in theory use it to hold a movement, I think the metal surfaces would scratch up the face of the inverted movement!
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BTW: as you're looking at the tool, the "lower" metal block needs to be rotated 180 degrees
so that both of the longer sides face each other!
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My vote is for a watch case holder (I have one quite similar, but made with more modern materials. The knurled knob adjusts the clamp for cases of differing sizes, and the padded posts keep the case firmly stationary. It is a priceless tool for when you have to unscrew the back of the watch case and replace it later.
And while you could in theory use it to hold a movement, I think the metal surfaces would scratch up the face of the inverted movement!
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BTW: as you're looking at the tool, the "lower" metal block needs to be rotated 180 degrees
so that both of the longer sides face each other!
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OK...you got me. Case holder it is. My terminology is still a little weak.
 

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It's only because I've used one a ton of times.... otherwise, I'd have been totally clueless!
 
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Thank you so much - now it makes sense - it was put together incorrectly.
So appreciate your helpfulness. Cheryl
 

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My pleasure. Take care!
 
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