Thanks guys! For now that sounds good to me. I will post back here if I have any questions or trouble.
I am considering Acrylic crystals because they are more shatter resistant than both mineral crystals and Sapphire. Yes, acrylic crystals are brittle, so when you drop them they could develop a crack, but Acrylic crystals don't shatter and fall apart when they crack.
It is nowhere as hazardous when cracks happen as fragments will not fly around when a crack happens, and they can maintain a slight degree of splash resistance.
the post on "indiamart" nylon strap was good. i have made bands from 3/4 inch strap material that did not itch or eritate the wrist. this Inda outfit claims to sell web in width from 2mm to 600mm? i have been un able to contact them via the net. vin
Take heart, my Seiko 5`s hairspring came in looking like a bird's nest also.
I forgot to get a photo of it just before it went back in, it looked somewhat better than the second photo shown. It's now running (though out of beat and unregulated) but still needs to be torn down to flush out the quart of oil someone added.