Thank you for stopping by. Offered here is a vintage watchmaker’s lathe with WW style bed. I picked this up about a year ago thinking I would make use of it but the covid world and other things have prevented me from advancing that ambition to be clear, i have not and do not have covid! Sitting in a box on a shelf since, i’ve decided to let it go. The lathe is unmarked, but bears resemblance to a Boley 1b, Boley H. And Leinen model WW81aaa. Perhaps it was a production lathe in its past life. Elements are rotating and sliding smoothly. Offered here used as-is. Here’s are the details. Bed Length: 15.75 inches , 400mm As you can see, the legs are painted, but the bed itself is not. Again no brand markings unfortunately, but the headstock side does have a number 7 stamped at the end visible in photo 3. The bed style is WW, so with location bevels visible on the outside of the bed. All looking good and smooth. Headstock: like other components, this element is unmarked. Painted black and complete with i think cork oil caps. The headstock is fitted with a rarely seen lever for quick release. Lever functions smoothly, as does the spindle. As you can see the pulley is metal steel? And free of dings/dents. Includes draw bar and 1 collet as you can see in the photos. This machine takes 8mm collets. Tailstock: Like the headstock, the tailstock is also painted black and is fitted with lever action for precision drilling and other operations. A screw at the top of the element offers depth control. All moving very smoothly! Cross Slide: In my opinion the gem of the whole ensemble is the heavy-duty compound cross slide. All is rotating very smoothly, and threaded elements to lock parts into place. Also included is the tool post, which i forgot to mount when taking the overall photos, but there is at least one photo of it now. The tool post IS included! Extra: There’s an extra element which is a tool stop so that the tailstock can be removed and replaced in the same location for moments when the tailstock needs to be removed. Time is obsessed with vintage watches. We focus our collection on military watches from WW1, both American brands like Waltham and Elgin, as well as Swiss made trench watches and a special fondness for Borgel cased examples. So great is our love for trench watches, we make our own period correct straps in multiple styles. Please see our other listings. In addition, we love vintage watches from later decades up to the 1960’s, tracing the evolution of the wrist watch from a military technology to an everyday accessory. Our emphasis is mainly in no-name brands for everyday wearing, but also include a focus on Gruen and Tissot watches. Lastly, our obsession includes chronographs from the 40’s-60’s. Our approach to repair is almost exclusively sympathetic, meaning that we will service the movement and leave all of the patina of the dial and cases untouched. We do not polish our cases, or have on very rare occasions. In most cases, the original crystal is retained and if needed only hand polished (plastic crystals only). Our preference is to retain as much of the patina of the watches that we acquire. Cases are cleaned of dirt and grime, crystals are buffed (if possible) and dials are only minimal touched, if at all. Time, this is the true essence of vintage watches and we hope you share in our enjoyment! Thank you for looking! The item “WW Style 8mm Watchmakers Lathe with Cross Slide and Extra Functions Boley Leinen” is in sale since Sunday, December 6, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Parts, Tools & Guides\Tools & Repair Kits”. The seller is “big.business.time” and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Model: 8MM
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Brand: Boley
- Type of Tool: Lathe