Horia Turns - Pivoting Lathe

This picture shows ClockSavant working on the tiny pivots of a small watch wheel. The tool being used is called a “dead center lathe” or simply “turns” and is made by Horia. Various implementations of this tool have been used for centuries by watchmakers who make their own watches or perform repairs and restoration on watch parts. The tool requires years of practice to master. 

ClockSavant Horia pivot lathe