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    Vintage Citizen Auto. Glass repair.

    Hi all.
    I have a Citizen GN-4W-S Auto Gents wristwatch that probably dates from 70's-80's.
    The glass assembly has fallen out of the watch and I would to repair it. I am just not sure how to do this.
    The glass fits into a metal outer ring which then sits into the watch. The ring is bevelled as is the mating watch case.
    There is a very small amount of movement when the glass is offered up to the watch so I assume it requires some kind of sealer ring or is it sealed with a type of glue? It may be both of those ideas.
    If anyone has an answer I would be very grateful.
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    Re: Vintage Citizen Auto. Glass repair.

    You'll find that this should be mineral glass crystal which would have a gasket (which has probably perished). If you can get an exact measure of the inside of the case with a set of calipers, you can order the correct gasket from someone like Cousins in the UK (or Otto Frei in the US). There may be a case number on the back, which could also help you to find the Citizen specified gasket - the link I've included will take you to the appropriate Citizen page.

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    Re: Vintage Citizen Auto. Glass repair.

    Shouldn't there be a gasket for the crystal assembly as well?
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    Re: Vintage Citizen Auto. Glass repair.

    That's what I was referring to; at first, I thought the glass wasn't there, but when I looked a second time, it seems the OP still has the glass, and in which case, should be able to order a new Citizen gasket as per his case on the case parts URL link. Or a glass and glass gasket...
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    Re: Vintage Citizen Auto. Glass repair.

    Many thanks to all who have given me advice on this watch. I thought there had to be some kind of washer or gasket.
    I assume that it is put in dry and not stuck in. Is it pressed in?
    I will investigate.
    Many thanks once again.

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