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Crystal Catalogs Wanted

II'm looking for any crystal catalogs in hardcopy or pdf versions.
I have the following so if you have any NOT on this list please contact me to discuss terms. I'm willing to pay cash or trade crystals.

GS - 1930, 1943 (#43), 1948 (#48), 1952 (#52), 1955 (#55), 1960 (#60), 1965 (#65), #100, #200, 2006.
BB - 1948, 1952, 1957, #38, #39, #40, #43
Am. Perfit - #11
SUC Rocket - Teal/White cover 1950's, Yellow/Black cover 1950's, Brown/Black cover 1960(?), #9 1969(?)
Federal #8M
KK - 1929-1930 Edition
Electro Seal - January 1963 Waterproof Crystals

I'm also looking for crystal conversion charts. I already have the SUC cross reference from 1955.

Any help, inluding leads, is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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William Smith
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Posted October 4, 2012 - 10:43pm

Good timing.  JP just purchased a dozen catalogs.  Many are not in your list above, so a little duplication.  He may fill us in on what he has and how we can $hare these great resoruces.

Posted October 12, 2012 - 6:51pm

The first 5 catalogs have been scaned and sent to Will Smith to prepare for submission to you and the other members that have so graciously contributed to my costs. There are 6 more to be scaned yet and I hope to have them done by Monday if all goes well.

The ones I have already scaned are as follows:

Dutcher Bros Round Crystals (No date)

BB 1953 Catalog

BB # 41 Catalog

Federal Duo Bevel (No date)

American Perfit Catalog #9 with 1949 and 1950 inserts.

Still to come:

BB 1948

BB 1957

American Perfit #11

BB American Perfit/Stella #40

BB American Perfit/Stella #39

BB #38

I tried to do the ones you don't already have first so you can enjoy some great research.

John JP

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 12, 2012 - 7:22pm

I can send the first set via adobe sendnow, and forward the others on when you finish scanning?  The scanning takes time.....:)  Thanks John and everyone who pitched in on these.  Great resources...

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 8:36pm

Thanks John. I'll be sure to show my appreciation for your initiative in tracking them down and your monumental effort in scanning them.

Posted August 21, 2017 - 8:40pm


I am interested in obtaining any crystal catalogs that are available. I was unable to locate any link on this site to the scanned catalogs. Are those catalogs available to members? I'm more than happy to make a donation to help cover costs that were incurred. Any help with this request is appreciated.


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Reverend Rob
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Posted August 21, 2017 - 11:28pm

GS still makes crystals and their catalogue is available online. There are still quite a few old ones listed in it. 

Posted August 22, 2017 - 12:16am

Thank you for your reply.

I have several other old brands that I am interested in cross referencing. I would like to build a database that would include as much info as possible regarding crystals for various vintage watches. The part numbers for the various brands, shape, dimensions and Model of the watch, all in a searchable format. So the old catalogs that were mentioned in this forum would be very helpful.

Geoff Baker
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Posted August 22, 2017 - 5:08am

This is what we currently have on site.

Posted August 23, 2017 - 6:54pm

I did want to add that I have no intention of selling any information that I am able to assemble and if I have any success in creating a useful crystal cross reference database in excel, I will be happy to share that with this website.

Also, I have an old copy of a 1929-1930 KK crystal catalog if anyone would like a copy. I'm pretty sure that some of the crystals in that catalog are for vintage Bulova watches. I have a fairly decent supply of those old crystals, particularly the ladies shapes: rococo, pansy, tulip, etc. I am just now trying to get my crystals organized so that every time I need a crystal I'm not using the "seek and ye shall find method"! ;-)