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    ama269
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      Was disassembling a Hampden 18s pocket watch and decided to clean the case a bit with the Naptha.

      Apparently it’s not a good idea to totally submerge it in the Naptha as it broke down whatever the adhesive was holding the crystal to the case.

      Anything specific I should get to adhere the crystal back onto the case?

      #63733
      stevefitzwater
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        lesson learned, when it comes to crystals, do not use harsh chemicals to clean them. I like to use “Invisible Glass” made by Stoner.

        It was more then likely the crystal was glued in, the most common glue is a ultra violet glue that hardens with ultra violet light, if you have a window that is exposed to a lot of sunlight, you can sit the bezel and crystal in the sun after applying the glue, it will activate the glue and cure it so you do not have to pick up a ultra violet light source. Under the ultra violet light source the glue cures in about a half hour, in the sun it takes longer as it is not as intense.

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        ama269
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          Cool…I just ordered some.

          I suppose a re-glue couldn’t hurt.

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