GA-100 with sapphire crystal

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    GA-100 with sapphire crystal

    Hi!

    this morning i decided to swap in a doomed sapphire crystal on my lovely GA-100.

    what do you think, is it ok or should i go for a flat crystal?

    thank you for chiming in.



    original mineral crystal and gasket





    domed sapphire crystal installed







    the double AR-coating works nice (compared to the GX-56).










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    Re: GA-100 with sapphire crystal

    I like it. Looks like there's still plenty of protection from the bezel despite the domed crystal. Should be fine. Good job!
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    Re: GA-100 with sapphire crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceS View Post
    I like it. Looks like there's still plenty of protection from the bezel despite the domed crystal. Should be fine. Good job!
    thank you!

    yes, the sapphire one is 1mm thinner than the mineral which is near 3mm thick.

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    Re: GA-100 with sapphire crystal

    that's an excellent mod

    is the sapphire crystal off the shelf item? what's the dimension?

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    Re: GA-100 with sapphire crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by stockae92 View Post
    that's an excellent mod

    is the sapphire crystal off the shelf item? what's the dimension?
    i got the crystal from an old donor-watch.

    the dimensions of the original crystal are: 34,97mm x 2,77mm

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    Re: GA-100 with sapphire crystal

    I think your modifications to your ga are all well worth it and very well done. What I would like to see for this watch is a fabricated steel bezel and a tan leather strap on it.

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    Re: GA-100 with sapphire crystal

    I like sapphires (actually I prefer them over any other crystal) but I can't stand domed crystals. And double AR coating (if one is on each side) completely defeats the purpose of a sapphire crystal. So this mod is a step backward for me.


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    Re: GA-100 with sapphire crystal

    An excellent mod - I'm not sure anyone's done something like that before. Domed crystals add depth and interest.
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    Re: GA-100 with sapphire crystal

    Very cool mod. I prefer flat but still, even domed it looks nice. Cool mod!!! Actually, not sure if you took pictures or video of the process, it would be informative to see the GA-100 being taken apart.
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    Re: GA-100 with sapphire crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by kndy View Post
    I it would be informative to see the GA-100 being taken apart.


    maybe those pics are what you are looking for?














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