Upgrading to Sapphire Crystal

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    Upgrading to Sapphire Crystal

    I'm looking at buying a Bulova Accutron ii, and about the only thing I don't like about it is the fact that it uses a domed mineral crystal glass. I'm just wondering if after I put a couple of scratches on the glass, and I know I will, will I be able to have a jeweler or watch-maker swap the glass for Sapphire on it?

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    Dec 2017
    NE Philly

    Re: Upgrading to Sapphire Crystal

    I generally don't recommend this. Aftermarket sapphire and mineral crystals aren't always made to the exacting size and shape as the OE. This could compromise water resistance and even dust resistance.
    You're either qualified or not qualified

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    Sep 2015
    Yeah it’s always a pain to get a crystal replaced and will be more expensive then you think. I would suggest buying a watch with the sapphire.

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    Jun 2015
    southern New Mexico

    Re: Upgrading to Sapphire Crystal

    Most of the time, yes...but ask for a price first. The labor may be the sticking point; sapphire crystals are actually pretty cheap.
    The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

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