I'm having a few problems with my vintage watch since I moved overseas to work in the city. I don't think I have been bumped by so many strangers with inherent programming problems in their gyroscopes!
One problem is, I've noticed it's a hazard wearing a watch in public. A lady (well not really ) managed to push her shopping trolley into my wrist watch and scratched the glass. As the week wore by, I started to keep my wrist held above my head on the metro hand rail to avoid people scratching it. That was fine, until I had to lower my arm due to the lack of oxygen circulation, and then they were all at it again inadvertently scratching my watch again
So I had the glass replaced. A shop replaced it, and it looked mortifying. My watch used to be 5mm thick. They added a glass, and made the watch about 10mm thick!
When I grumbled, the shopkeeper tells me that my watch is vintage, and that it is not possible to replace vintage glass due to the construction size/imperial measurements/ radio active fall out from pre-war watches yada yada yada.....
1. How and where do you get your acrylic or glass watch glass replaced?
2. Is there a chemical substance which can be used to protect the acrylic from scratches which can be coated? I've heard of CR39 coating polymer, but can't seem to find any.
3. Any recommendations for a watch glass replacement company who are good at doing this? Every time I've had mine done (and I've had it done twice in one week!) there is always debris trapped underneath the glass which the guy didn't clean out properly.
In the meantime, I've taken to not wearing watches again.
Thanks for any help.