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Crystal stress



Back in May I bought a "refurbished" Citizen Newmaster from India because I needed the case. Swapped my dial and movement into it and it was all running fine. I put it away and just got it out this morning, to find a huge crack from the centre of the crystal to the edge, between 2 and 3. There's also some crazing to the acrylic on the opposite side. Not a huge problem, I can replace the crystal, I just wonder what's caused it to break - nothing I've done, it's been in the box for two months. 




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Could be one of several reasons.

Maybe an oversized(?) crystal had been fitted during refurbishment :whistle:

Possibly the replacement crystal was already fatigued(?) & the current warm hot weather has accelerated the failure?

Or, you are simply a clutz & have bashed it filling the coal scuttle?



Either way, it is easily remedied!


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21 hours ago, WRENCH said:

From my experience of buying from the sub continent, probably as mentioned, the wrong size crystal squeezed in, possibly fitted with the wrong chisel.

There was white paint on the inside of the crystal, so the dial paint was still wet when they put the watch together. Do Cousins stock crystal chisels in various sizes? I must take a look. :laugh:

21 hours ago, Karrusel said:

Or, you are simply a clutz & have bashed it filling the coal scuttle?

We do have a coal scuttle, though I can't remember the last time I filled it. We had to let the servants go and I'm not not going down on hands and knees to clean out the grate. :)

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