Watch Crystals

Anyone here know what's become of Scott and watchcrystals.net ?? Trying to locate a crystal for an old Elgin without success.

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1955mercury
Posted July 17, 2014 - 11:11am

Do you know which crystal you are needing? Several people on here have a stockpile of crystals and may have the one you're needing.

veritas123
Posted July 17, 2014 - 6:27pm

Stan

 

What do you need ?  I have tens of thousands.

 

 

Gary_61Illinois
Posted November 15, 2014 - 10:51pm

 

Does the 1956 Boluva Model 23 w/3 small Diamonds at 12, 3, 6 and 9 come with a plastic crystal? The case is solid white gold, w/self winding mechanism. I'm looking to replace the scratched up crystal with a glass one. Do they make a glass crystal for this watch ? This was my father' s  watch and he wore it all of his adult life, and I would like to wear for the rest of my life. It keeps perfect time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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1955mercury
Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:40pm

Hi Gary_61Illinois. I believe the watch you're referring to takes an acrylic crystal. A crystal lift tool is used to remove and insert these crystals and the tool has about 50 little finger like prongs around it that squeeze in on the sides of the crystal compressing it. The very bottom of the crystal has a lip around it that fits in a groove in the bezel around the dial. A glass crystal can't be compressed like this because it will break. If you're going to wear it all the time, I think you would be happier with an acrylic crystal because they are not nearly as fragile as a glass ones. But it's your watch and a glass crystal probably could be glued in if that is what you really want. I'm sure the other members here will offer you help also.

Gary_61Illinois
Posted November 16, 2014 - 9:11am

 Thank You 1955mercury, after reading your reply and a few others I've decided to have the Jewler buff out the existing crystal. Thanks once again, I'm  new to this site , and trying to find ways of taking care a watch that is much more than just a watch to me.

Gary_61Illinois
Posted November 16, 2014 - 9:11am

 Thank You 1955mercury, after reading your reply and a few others I've decided to have the Jewler buff out the existing crystal. Thanks once again, I'm  new to this site , and trying to find ways of taking care a watch that is much more than just a watch to me.

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1955mercury
Posted November 16, 2014 - 9:32am

Buffing the existing crystal is an option Gary, but you should compare the cost of buffing vs. a new crystal. Usually you can have a new crystal installed for around $30.