Recently I purchased a 1940's Invicta tank style watch. It was an impulse buy and for under $10 I figured I could make a buck on the deal. It needed work. It was not running, missing a crystal, and had no sub-second hand. Tried as I might I could not locate a reasonably priced crystal for it. Luckly, I have a shoe box of old watch crystals purchased a while ago of various size all vintage glass. I dug through that box and found one that was close. It at least had the same general shape. And it was only about 3mm too large.
I got my hands on a set of diamond hones from Harbor Freight ($10) and went to task grinding down the crystal. It took an hour or two and I went slow and wet the stone to avoid excessive heat and chipping. The end result is not too bad. A watch looks much better with a crystal than without.
12/3/2020 05:29:58 am
You should always hire professional watchmakers as they have a lot of experience in repairing luxury watches. So, they know better how to handle their delicate parts with care.
12/12/2020 04:30:46 am
Professional watchmakers are best for your luxury watches to repairing as they have a lot of experience in repairing all luxury watches. So, you can get the best service from them.
12/12/2020 04:57:56 am
To handle any problem about your expensive watch, always consult professional watch makers. They're best to consult about watch problems as they know how to deal with them. And charge genuine price from their customers.
12/12/2020 06:47:31 am
For expensive watches you should be aware about the cheaters who replace the original parts with the cheap replacements which damage its value. So, you should visit only to a professional watchmakers as they have good image about their service in the market.
12/14/2020 03:36:21 am
You need to hire professional watch repairer as they are expert and experienced in watch repairing. So, they can do the better repair service of your expensive watches.
1/11/2022 02:29:53 pm
I agree that watches look better with crystals. My wife likes jewelry. Maybe a watch with crystals and jewels could help meet her needs.
10/6/2022 01:38:06 pm
Thanks forr the post
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I love old watches. They cost too much to have fixed, so I taught myself how to do it. Here I offer some basic suggestions for people on the same journey.