The 12 O'clock index on a workmate's Oris Ti diver came off the dial and needed to be re-attached.
Looked like it used to be held in place via 2 pins I'm guessing soldered to the dial. I was afraid of using glue, firstly because I have no idea what glue to use and secondly I'm thinking glue may ruin the beaut dial if it get's smudged and cleaning glue off dials would be impossible. The index is quite small and I didn't like my chances of getting enough glue without smudging.
To be safe I ended up using thin but strong double sided tape I had lying around, the stuff that is used to stick thin laminate sheets to chipboard panels. I'm guessing the reason for it coming off or break is because of metal expansion or it took a good knock/drop? Oris is a quality brand right? Watch looks really nice. I was conscious that this may raise the index but because there was a slight curve up in the middle of the index the lift was not noticeable. Also I was thinking being the 12 index, even a bit of raise would still look ok?
Anyways it seems to be working as he hasn't turned around and whacked me in the head with anything yet, instead gave me this...
I had to take it because I didn't want to be rude...
Questions: What is the proper way of fixing indices? If that's a stupid question then I should ask how have you fixed indices?