Where to get a crystal?

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    Where to get a crystal?



    The above watch is a Waltham Colonial Premier, 12 size. The crystal has cracks around the edge, enough that they look like they could crack apart and the crystal fall out.

    Does anyone know where I could get one, or would my watchmaker be able to get one?

    Thanks,

    Jerrod

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    Re: Where to get a crystal?

    Your watchmaker will have no problem... I am told crystals are easier to get nowadays than they were in the past... that has to be one of the few things!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Where to get a crystal?

    Easy things to get for most pocket watches:
    Mainsprings, crystals, balance staffs. These broke a lot so plenty of replacement parts were needed.
    Hard things to get:
    Pallet assemblies, replacement wheels, some jewels. Often another parts watch has to be cannibalized to get these.

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    Re: Where to get a crystal?

    Thanks guys, that's kind of what I thought, but wanted to be prepared before I took the watch in.

    It currently does not work, and the watchmaker told me the balance jewel was bad, and found out that they did not service this anymore. I've since acquired a parts movement to rob parts off of.

    When I take it in, I'll get him to put in a new crystal.

    Thanks!!!

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