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This is known as a depthing tool, this large version is used for clock restoration. and an identical but smaller version used for watch restoration. This tool is used to test wheel gear meshing and to deal with pivot and jewel holes that have, or can, become improperly aligned. Watchmakers committed to quality invest more money in these types of tools and materials than most collectors can imagine. If you spend time price shopping servicing, repair, and restoration work, remember that cheaper may mean corners were cut, your watch may not be fully disassembled, and the watchmaker may have failed to invest in the best tools and materials available. Cheap servicing is just that. Rather than strictly shopping and comparing service prices, ask your watchmaker about their commitment and sacrifice they’ve made to perform the best work they can for you.