Extra Thick Crystals

Discussions of watch repairs and projects; progress, techniques, tips, and advice

Moderator: rrwatch

Forum rules
Please post ONE ITEM PER TOPIC and post ATTACHED PICS only, NOT IMAGE LINKS.

Extra Thick Crystals

New postby Marty101 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:30 pm

I need advice on extra thick crystals. Say 3mm. I have a couple on 18s silveroid type cases and they look fine. Certainly some cases are not obvious candidates. For instance some are thinner and more streamlined,or have a gentleman's type style,or are fancy,and so on.
What about factory cases,like Hamilton or Illinois? I am of two minds here. Are they out of place "factory" speaking ? Does it spoil the intended look? Some factory cases are heavier built and,in my opinion,can handle extra heavy crystals. I'm considering three: Hamilton A,#3,and #5.
Thoughts please!
Keep winding things,
Marty Bell
Marty101
Super Member
 
Posts: 4052
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:15 pm
Location: Niagara Falls, N.Y.
NAWCC #: 0168154

Re: Extra Thick Crystals

New postby pocwatjim » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:56 pm

Marty,
The thick crystals were made for the old 18s cases in the 1870-90's time period. I have seen some on 16s RR cases but look odd and if it is a Montgomery style dial the small minute figures are usually distorted if you look at the dial because of the thick line at the bevel.
Jim Haney
User avatar
pocwatjim
Super Member
 
Posts: 722
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:24 pm
Location: Decatur, TN.
Skype Account: pocwatjim
NAWCC #: 138323

Re: Extra Thick Crystals

New postby Marty101 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:22 am

Yes-thanks Jim. I have decided that even though I like it,I would rather keep the "factory complete" look. I just wasn't sure if it was an option or not-but I believe not.
Keep winding things,
Marty Bell
Marty101
Super Member
 
Posts: 4052
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:15 pm
Location: Niagara Falls, N.Y.
NAWCC #: 0168154


Return to Watch Repairs & Projects - progress, techniques and tips

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron