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    I broke my bumper ! How to fix it?

    I have only had this watch a week, and my arm brushed close to the kitchen counter and whacked the crystal right off the watch.
    With it the second hand is gone, can't find it anywhere.

    Where do I buy a new second hand?
    How do I get the crystal back on?


    I have a case wrench, does the crystal go in from the back, or with a crystal compressor from the front?

    It's a Seamaster bumper, case number C2577-2
    Cal 351, Movement number 12437976

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    Re: I broke my bumper ! How to fix it?

    Ouch! A watchmaker can put the crystal back on failing all else, no big deal, just protect it from dust. But you can't find the second hand? That's going to hurt, I doubt it will be easy to find another one without cannibalizing.

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    Re: I broke my bumper ! How to fix it?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmlemay View Post
    I have only had this watch a week, and my arm brushed close to the kitchen counter and whacked the crystal right off the watch.
    With it the second hand is gone, can't find it anywhere.

    Where do I buy a new second hand?
    How do I get the crystal back on?


    I have a case wrench, does the crystal go in from the back, or with a crystal compressor from the front?

    It's a Seamaster bumper, case number C2577-2
    Cal 351, Movement number 12437976

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    I would definitely keep searching for the sweep. Try sweeping the entire kitchen area with a small broom. I doubt it wound up in another dimension.

    Is the sweep metal? I used a big magnet once to pick up watch parts including metal hands. But keep it away from the movement.

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    Re: I broke my bumper ! How to fix it?

    That is a very nice dial. It looks like you are missing the armoured ring, which might be why it came out so easily. I recommend buying a new genuine crystal, this one will likely come out again.


    You should persist (magnet) finding the seconds hand, while you can buy new - it won't match the beautiful aging on the hands. You have a really excellent example, its worth the time.

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    Re: I broke my bumper ! How to fix it?

    Watches like this, I believe, have an outer ring/ bezel that hold the crystal in place. Usually it looks like part of the case, so people don't realize that it is there.
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    Re: I broke my bumper ! How to fix it?

    Does that mean that I have lost this outer ring bezel?

    Then I'd better send it to someone good to get it fixed.........

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    Re: I broke my bumper ! How to fix it?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmlemay View Post
    Does that mean that I have lost this outer ring bezel?

    Then I'd better send it to someone good to get it fixed.........
    No, nothing so drastic.

    Trim is refering to the tension ring which fits inside the crystal.
    The correct crystals are termed armed acrylics or armed hesalites and come complete with these
    rings fiited inside the rim of the crystal. Genuine Omega armed hesalites have the Omega symbol
    in the center of the crystal.

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    Re: I broke my bumper ! How to fix it?

    Hi there,

    I'm afraid your kitchen counter is no suitable hand lifter, and I suspect, the second-hand post is also gone, the more as it is rather delicate on this calibre. You'll need a donor movement or a watchmaker with access to Omega parts.

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    Re: I broke my bumper ! How to fix it?

    Is it possible that the post remained?

    I took some close up photos. I see something small sticking up.

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    Re: I broke my bumper ! How to fix it?

    Not a big issue to repair
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