Have you ever had a watch movement with a base plate that had a broken screw? Or an original signed crown (that is impossible to find nowadays) with a piece of a broken winding stem inside?
Sure, you could use a screw extractor or use a drill to drill out the broken screw. However, not everybody has access to these tools. I don’t, for example, because I don’t often need them and they’re expensive.
But I have some good news. There’s a trick to remove a broken screw without using special equipment.
November has come and gone which means it’s time for a new Watch Happening.
This my personal selection of the best watch related articles from all over the web.
Click on the picture or on the hyperlink to read the articles.
Many vintage watches have radium lume on the dial and in the watch hands. It’s a big part of the overall appearance and the charm of these vintage watches. Especially when the lume has changed into that attractive vintage yellow/brown color.
However, all over the internet are scary stories about radium, radioactivity, and the potential dangers.
Is radium lume really that dangerous or is it a tempest in a teapot?
The biggest advantage of acrylic crystals is that you can easily polish away scratches to make the crystal look like new again.
But if the crystal is cracked or chipped, there’s no other solution than to fit a new crystal.
Tension ring crystals are very common, especially in vintage watches. They’re also called armored watch crystals.
With this guide, you’ll learn how to easily fit a tension ring watch crystal with a crystal press.
Click here to learn how to fit a regular acrylic crystal with a crystal lift.
One of the advantages of acrylic crystals is that you can easily polish away scratches to make the crystal look like new again.
This is especially useful if your watch has the original signed crystal or a crystal that’s not easily available anymore.
It’s better to use the original parts if possible. However, sometimes the damage is just too severe. If the crystal is cracked or chipped, there’s no other solution than to fit a new crystal.
With this guide, you’ll learn how to easily fit a new acrylic crystal yourself.
Click here to learn how to fit a tension ring watch crystal with a crystal press.