For now, I have a question regarding 2 old sets of tools that I
own but don't know how to use!
Perhaps the confusion is thinking they’re jewelers tools. They
aren’t. These are watchmakers staking tools. The small attachments
fit the rotating wheel-like base, and are called stumps. while the
punches then fit the obvious holder on the top, bearing down. What
they’re used for is the installation, removal, adjusting, etc, of
things like various types of gears on their shafts, bearings to be
pressed into place, holes to be closed or adjusted, and the like.
Many have quite specific uses in the assembly or dissassembly of
various parts of a watch movement. You can get a glimpse of some
of these purposes by looking at the catalog listings for individual
punches and stumps. The Frei and Borel watch materials catalog is
online, and the individual staking punches are at
http://www.ofrei.com/page448.html. A link on the bottom of that page
will take you to the various stumps. or real instructions, you’d
have to probably take a course in watchmaking. I imagine there are
probably books on watchmaking out there too, that might cover the uses
of these tools, but not being a watchmaker, I cannot help with
recommendations on that.
Hope that helps.