Where can I buy a crystal???
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    Where can I buy a crystal???

    I wanted AR coating on one of my watches. Took the crystal off and measured it: 37.5mm x 2.2mm

    Where can I buy a 37.5mm AR coated sapphire crystal?

    Or is there a way I can add AR coating to this Crystal?

    Any advice greatly appreciated.


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    Re: Where can I buy a crystal???

    Try ebay?
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    Re: Where can I buy a crystal???

    Check with your local watchmaker.
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    Re: Where can I buy a crystal???

    Quote Originally Posted by paulopiper View Post
    Try ebay?
    Tried, couldn't find AR coated ones except smaller


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    Re: Where can I buy a crystal???

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Check with your local watchmaker.
    I need to find a good one. I used one for another watch that told me he couldn't get ANY sapphire over 33mm or something silly. I looked on eBay and there were plenty.

    The problem is the AR coating.


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    Re: Where can I buy a crystal???

    Contacted crystalTimes on eBay, he said they can AR my crystal. Will cost me $150+shipping to HK and a 2 month turn around.

    I don't know about all that!!! There's gotta be a quicker and less expensive way.


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    Re: Where can I buy a crystal???

    If you look for a local optometrist, they might do an AR coating for cheap.
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    Re: Where can I buy a crystal???

    Quote Originally Posted by 6R15 View Post
    If you look for a local optometrist, they might do an AR coating for cheap.
    Genius!!!


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    Re: Where can I buy a crystal???

    Quote Originally Posted by 6R15 View Post
    If you look for a local optometrist, they might do an AR coating for cheap.
    Hopes short lived... Called a couple of optical laboratories and a third one that specializes in such services as AR coating... they all said it's not something they can do and that it needs to be done during the manufacturing process of the crystal...

    One of them said that the glass has to be heat treated properly to receive AR coating and if it's not heat treated and they try to AR coat it, it can shatter and ruin their machine...

    Back to square one: either get a crystal with AR already or put this one back... I'm somewhat losing hope on finding it, so I think I will just reassemble this watch and call it a day.

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    Re: Where can I buy a crystal???

    When I modded my Orient Mako, I bought my crystal from yobokies. have you checked his inventory?
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