|American Pocket Watch Glass Crystals|
All hunting and open face crystals, except those noted below - $10.00
Open face pocket watch crystals 19 2/16, 19 3/16, 19 4/16, 19 5/16, 19 6/16, 19 7/16 - $14.00
Regular beveled open face pocket watch crystals 19 4/16 -Out of stock
Extra thick pocket watch crystals - $20.00
Plastic pocket watch crystals (any size, open face or hunting) - $7.00
1 oz. cerium oxide - $8 (For larger quantities, I suggest www.hisglassworks.com or you might try your local glass supplier.) Click here to read about using cerium oxide to remove etch marks from glass crystals.
UV Crystal Cement
Clear glass crystal adhesive. This is the best glue to use when glue is needed for crystal fitting. UV glue allows virtually unlimited working time to apply the glue, fit the crystal and clean up any squeeze-out. Once you are happy with the fit, just put the bezel in the sun for 10-15 minutes, or under a UV lamp for a few minutes and the glue will cure.
If you do not know what size crystal you need, I can fit crystals to your bezel or case. The cost for this service is $25, plus the cost of the crystal. Return shipping is included. Please do not send complete watches -- just the bezel or case.
How to Order and Fit Your Own Pocket Watch Crystal
It is certainly possible to fit your own pocket watch crystal, even if you have never done so before. There are a few points to be aware of:
The other imporant aspect of fitting your own crystal is what type of crystal to buy. The first thing to consider is whether your watch is an 'open face' or 'hunting case' watch. Basically, hunting case watches have a solid cover that closes over the face of the watch. Open face watches do not. Hunting case crystals are much thinner to fit under that cover and come in a variety of 'heights'. You will need to choose a height that is high enough to clear the hands but low enough to fit under the cover. Open face crystals come in a variety of styles. The typical beveled crystal that you see on most American pocket watches is the Mi-Concave.
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