Rubbed in jewels.

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Rubbed in jewels.

New postby bobpat » Tue May 20, 2014 5:35 pm

What do you guys use for tools to work on rubbed in jewels.Someone had a set on ebay that went for $40 :) :) Would like to learn this method AND, question #2.. What do most use for a polisher/burnisher on pivots, A combo unit or individual , is it safe to buy used? I have seen the new pivot polisher for about $90, I have a Jacot, but no file/polisher..thanks for any info :? :?
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Re: Rubbed in jewels.

New postby Neilywatch » Wed May 21, 2014 12:39 am

Robert - unless you are a purist and want to learn the lost art of burnishing in jewels, which almost nobody does anymore. You may be better off learning about friction jeweling and buying yourself a Seitz jeweling set. I have several sets of jewel burnishing tools which I never use. It is so much easier to use friction jeweling. Read up on that before you commit to burnishing jewels.

As for the pivot files/polishers. They work best when they are not worn or damaged as many are when you find them. if they are rusty stay away from them. They are somewhat easier to use if they are single type meaning one file for filing and one for polishing. I do have and do use the combo sets, as I am very experienced with them. you may find them difficult to use.

As for polishing there are many many types of pivot polishers. All with varying levels of effectiveness. You can use Arkansas. jasper, sapphire, ruby slips, scotch water stone, and on and on. Buy your self a bunch and play with them and see for your self how they work. They should at least not be chipped on the edges.

I can go on all day on this subject - it is a very important one.
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Re: Rubbed in jewels.

New postby bobpat » Wed May 21, 2014 12:48 am

Thank you Neil for your reply, as far as the rubbed-in jewels,, just something I would like to say I've done, and I have a watch that has them guess its the challenge, i will get the individual files, I think I'll just buy new,,,, again ,thanks for your reply
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