Vintage Sandoz 17 jewel Swiss made Chronographe wrist watch

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    Vintage Sandoz 17 jewel Swiss made Chronographe wrist watch

    My father recently gave me his vintage Sandoz 17 jewel Swiss made Chronographe wrist watch. My research tells me that it was made around 1960. At first, I wasn’t too interested in this watch, but I’ve been wearing it all day and I’m enjoying it more and more. The watch is similar to this watch - https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/...en-s-watch-60s

    Except that it has a flexible metal band and the crystal is cracked and scratched. It has an acrylic crystal that I would like to have replaced. I think these watches originally came with acrylic crystals. Would it be wrong to replace it with something more durable? Or is it even possible to get a new crystal for this watch. Any insight on this watch would be appreciated. Thanks! EricName:  erase3.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Sandoz 17 jewel Swiss made Chronographe wrist watch

    You can easily polish out most of the scratches in the acrylic crystal with a polishing compound. Many people use Polywatch, but you can use any compound. I use Novus #2, which costs just a fraction of Polywatch. If you're going to wear the watch regularly, you should have it serviced by a watchmaker to avoid excessive wear to the moving parts due to lack of lubrication and dirt in the movement.
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    Re: Vintage Sandoz 17 jewel Swiss made Chronographe wrist watch

    Thanks Dan! I was just looking at Novus #2 online and was about to purchase it. then I looked at the crystal again and I'm guessing that maybe the crack is so bad that this product won't help. I'm trying to upload another picture that shows the crack more clearly. It looks like it runs 2/3 of the length of the crystal and all the way through.
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    I see. I didn’t realize there was an actual crack.
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    Re: Vintage Sandoz 17 jewel Swiss made Chronographe wrist watch

    Fitting a new generic acrylic crystal from a watchmaker costs about 10 Euro here, the glass itself is circa 2 or 3 Euro depending on size, type of dome etc. You won't have any issue to have it replaced from any watchmaker, go for it!

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