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Purchasing a Glass press

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Hello, i'm looking to buy my first glass press. Im a student and watchmaking is just a hobby so price is always a problem. I found this one on CousinsUK however it only says "flat mineral glass" and most of the watches I have that need new classes are low domed acrylic (or so i think, they are from 1940-1970).

Will this one do or am i going to have to up my budget a bit? Any recommendations helps.

Link to the closing press: https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/lever-closing-press

Thanks, Jakob Vinkås

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On 2/23/2019 at 2:59 PM, matabog said:

 

On 2/22/2019 at 12:04 AM, JBerry said:

You can replace acrylic crystals on a lot of vintage watches with just a clawed crystal lift tool.

Nice and compact, cheap too.

https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/round-glasses-superior

 

Thank you for the answers, I think I will go for a budget press. Like the one I linked

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I agree the cheap tool is just that, cheap.

The first time I tried to use it to push a bezel back on I couldn't.

I now own a Chinese clone of the Bergeon 5500.

The Chinese one is about 80% as good as the Swiss one, but less than 20% of the price.

It will also take all the bergeon attachments so if you want to get the Nylon presses for domed divers watch glasses you can too.

This is the one I mean, more expensive than the one above, but not that much more.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5500-A-Watch-Closer-Watch-Case-Crystal-Press-Set-Watchmaker-Repair-Tool-25-Dies/153325751106?hash=item23b2ed4b42:g:vacAAOSwK9ZcLJvf:rk:25:pf:0

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