Replacing watch crystals

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    kybill2011
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    Hello everyone, Bill here. I don’t have any books yet and the watch videos don’t cover this but can anyone give me the basic instruction on how to remove and replace a watch crystal. I have seen where some are pressed on and I thought I saw somewhere they were glued in. Any basic info would help.

    Thanks, Bill

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    kybill2011
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    Thanks anyways, I did a google search and found some information that will help me.

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    randy
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    Bill,..if you are struggling with this at all..please share some more detail and we’ll help.
    Many crystals for vintage watches are simply pressed in, with a good snug friction fit.
    Some you can put in by hand,..some go better with a press.

    This of course applies mostly to acrylic / plastic crystals.

    Glass is a whole other “sport” if you will,. but it can be done with a bit of knowledge

    Best of luck,….

    Randy

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    kybill2011
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    Thanks Randy,

    The watch I am Working on did not have a crystal when I got It. I am going to have to figure what type of crystal came out of it. After taking the watch apart that is the least of my concerns right now. I am getting ready to post a new topic for some. I’ll get back to this post later. Thanks.

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