Crystal fell out of 54' squadron, how to reinstall?

Submitted by alwayscode390 on November 26, 2023 - 4:16pm
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I was cleaning my 1954 Squadron and the crystal fell out.  I'm not really feeling glue on the edges, and it doesn't seem like it has a beveled edge to just press it back in.

Figured I'd ask before I end of cracking this thing.  What's it going to take to get it reinstalled... glue... a press ... or just press it back in carefully?  



Late 20's / Early 30s watches , why do some say 14k and some dont on the inside backs? ---

Submitted by alwayscode390 on November 26, 2023 - 1:24pm
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Recently Ive been searching for a late 20's / early 30's engraved Bulova to add to my collection.  

Ive noticed that some will say 14k on the inside backs, and some will not.  

Are they all gold fill, even without the stamp?


Looking for gold "expansible" clasp for yellow gold watch band for my Bulova

Submitted by Larry Boerio on November 25, 2023 - 6:56pm
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Note: clasp

I am looking for the "Expansible Bracelet Clasp" for my 1943/44 Bulova Minute Man watch.

The clasp is/was used on a "basket weave" yellow gold mesh band. I have included 3 pictures for the clasp along with the patent for it.

Somehow the "pawl element" (#46) which includes the integral "finger operated member" (#56) and it's "curled" end (#48) managed to loosen and fall free. It's all one piece.