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  1. This question isn't really one of repair but more a direct question as to what the markings are on the little stickers you find on old watch and pocket watch crystals. I understand the 1/16 measurements are lignes, the 1/4 measurements are lunettes(?), the three digit numbers are tenths of milimeters and the number typically from 1-5 is the height of a Geneva crystal, but what do the numbers measured in fractions of 1/8 signify? I did a calculation and the conversion from mystery unit to lignes is lignes = (1/2) x mystery + 10 Any ideas?
  2. I have a watch that I am fixing up for myself. After lots of research l, I concluded my watch is a 1960s Hamilton Stormking VII. As my watch needs a new crystal I ordered one from ebay that is for a Hamilton stormking VII. When I got it in I immediately realized that it doesn't fit. The replacement seems to me about 1mm larger than the original. (I dont have a caliper). Is this even a Hamilton Stormking VII? Or did I get the right crystal but I have to modify it before it fits?
  3. Hi, I’m trying to replace the crystal on this expedition. I have pulled the stem and the movement. The crystal was shattered. It seems to be a 29.5mm crystal with a 1mm depth. I don’t see a gasket. How would I apply the new crystal? Does it press without a gasket? Thank you for any help provided! Brian
  4. Hey guys, my name is Lorenz. I am an 18 year old electrical engineering student from Germany. I got this Breitling chronospace a56012.1 from my granddad and I want to repair it. Besides a slight clicking noise while turning the crown ( someone please let me know if this is normal ) it works just fine. My main problem is that the black color on the Bezel is worn out on some positions and I dont know where to find a paint that holds on the metal nor do I know how to paint it again. I have worked with watches already, I disassembled a mechanical movement cleaned and oiled it
  5. Any advice out there for cleaning/polishing watch crystal glass? I know there are videos upon videos on howto clean acrylic watch crystal glass using toothpaste, Cape Cod cloths, an old toothbrush, etc. However, I am trying to get a number of scratches out of a watch crystal I have taken the movement out of. It is for me a "tester". I am fairly sure that this "tester" watch crystal is glass. I have sandpaper (wet/dry) and I have a Cape Cod cloth which I have just started using. I think you can see the scratches in question in the pics. So, what I have done so far
  6. I’m looking at replacing the glass on one of my watches. It’s high domed acrylic. Im browsing on cousinsuk and they list two different Sternkreuz High Domed glass. With step and without step. Im just wondering what the difference is, as I can’t find anything online about them. Many Thanks
  7. Just got this watch in today and was polishing the crystal when it popped out! Have looked everywhere and cannot find out how to get it back on! Is it a snap-in? Glue-on? Need help!!! It is an acrylic crystal, btw. Please and thank you!
  8. Hi, I am looking to get a crystal lift and found that Bergeon has two, Bergeon 4266 and 6400. Does anyone know what is the difference between the two? Also, does this works only only plexiglass / perspex / acrylic glasses? Thanks
  9. Hello, quick question in regards to replacement watch glass. I’ve brought a Seiko 5 and the watch glass is 1.7mm thick. I’m looking at replacing this with a sapphire crystal (for no particular reason if I’m honest, the previrus owner had it swapped with acrylic and despite this it isn’t badly scratched), I can’t however find a sapphire crystal listed as 1.7mm. I can however find 1.5 and 2.0mm. Would either of these be suitable? Even if I look on cousinsuk the mineral glass isn’t listed in 1.7. Any advice and guidance would be appreciated.
  10. I'm replacing the crystal on a Rolex Submariner 16610. When I removed the crystal, part of the gasket remained in the groove in the case. I'm at a loss as to how to remove the remaining gasket. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  11. I am in need of a crystal lift. A quick search on Amazon or eBay shows many in the $10 to $15 range. These are probably not made in Germany, Switzerland or the U.S. Does anyone have experience with these "less expensive" crystal lifts? Do they work as intended or are they so poorly made that their operation is questionable? Thanks,
  12. Hello, I've been drafted to try to replace my brothers crystal with a sapphire one and also replace the battery/capacitor. I believe I have all the tools from my last project and I've watched some videos, etc. I was wondering if there is anything I should know before I go to ordering the parts. Please and Thanks in advance
  13. Hello everyone, What is your favorite way/method for polishing plexiglass crystals? (ie paper, wheel [what size?], microfiber, comp, etc) Does anyone use lacquer for the deeper scratches to 'fill in'? Cheers, Zach
  14. looking for a new crystal for a ladies concord 14.90.667 DM can anyone recommend a source? thanks teve
  15. Hi, One problem i'm constantly facing is once the movement is running and I've got the dial and hands back on, I'm always struggling to remove the specs of dust from the underside of the crystal. New crystals seems worse - as they appear to have a static charge. What are the tricks to ensure that the underside is clean before casing the movement? Rgrds Bev
  16. I just purchased a used Citizen watch and would like to replace the crystal. It is a Black Eagle Skyhawk (if that really means anything... :) ) and the case number is C652-S030480. I contacted Esslingers and they tell me there is no sapphire crystal available for that watch. But aren't most round crystals more or less standard shapes and profiles? If I measured the old crystal couldn't I order a sapphire one that would fit?
  17. Hi all, This is my first post, so apologies in advance if this is the wrong forum. However, I am looking for advice and repair help, so this seemed like the place! I had this watch for about 2 years, brand new, never worn. I took it out today and as I was sitting on a chair, I tried to put the watch on, it slipped off my leg and hit the floor, cracking the crystal right down the middle! It looks to be intact, but obviously I want to fix the watch. It was keeping great time, and I wanted to start wearing it. It is still running, and there does 't appear to be any pieces of glass on the
  18. I own a Seiko watch which is quite a number of years old and my grandson, aged 5 took it out without me knowing and has smached the crystal on the watch. How do I go about sizing it, and where should I look for the Crystal? On a second question, I would like to replace an automatic movement from a VOKEN watch, that has a lot of damaged, with a new movement, the watch has a day/date and has these numbers on the back plate; V6 8W 4V-00009 .. How do I go about sizing this up and making sure that it will fit with the day date the right way round, Also where could I order one from.
  19. Yesterday my Oris watch hit a tiled floor when the strap pin broke and the back crystal popped off. Being in a rush , I quickly pressed it back into position and left it for later investigation. Today the crystal seems to be fixed in position, but I have no experience of removing or replacing these. Was a simple press of the thumb strong enough to do the job? How can I check, other then testing with my thumb nail. Are these a simple pop on fixing? Many thanks.
  20. this was my first watch my father gave to me it had stopped years ago but with a little oil it started working again , lucky for me , now it is time to install a new crystal and this is my problem is this a what they call a high dome crystal or is this a small dome crystal , it has a small lip around it and is 27.11mm as seen in the photo`s on the the watch face it has these number 23150 02474 I found out the last number 74 is the year 1974 , I would be grateful for any help
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