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Bob Tascione

    Hi jdross99,

    I’m not familiar with that lathe beyond what little I’ve found online about it. It appears to be a WW short collet lathe from what I’ve read. Again, I knew nothing about it before today and still know just about nothing.

    For working with pocket watches I would say a decent beginning collet size range would be #6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 and a number 50. You’ll find that many accessories that are available out there are made to fit the #50 collet. Of course you’ll find that other sizes will occasionally be needed but that should give you a good start. You can fill in the in between and additional sizes as you go. You might want to measure the collet shank diameter and make sure you purchase collets with the same diameter.

    As for the T-rest you may want to try eBay and also Odyssy Auctions at http://www.odysseytelevision.com/c817243/watchmakers-lathe–2i.html. Might get lucky up there.

    Good Luck!