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Old 01-11-2017, 12:03 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Actually, "SK" refers to Spencer Klien's.

Yes, thank you for the correction.

I thought it referred to the Thai aftermarket crystals (also often marked with an SK) because of the identical (within .05mm) dimensions to what you now have pointed out to be Spencer Klien's crystals.

Again, thanks for the correction.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:13 PM   #27 (permalink)
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No crystal swap is needed, you can easily polish the original to a virtually new state using the correct abrasive which is diamond paste grade 4, 3.5 or 2.5 on a felt wheel and rotary tool. Optionally finish with cerium oxide. That can be done without removing the crystal, the products can be cheaply bought on Aliexpress, even from Thailand, which is where I'm also at the moment.
Thanks. Any idea what made the crystal cloudy in the first place? The watch has hardly been worn so it's not like the crystal has been covered in fine scratches.
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No crystal swap is needed, you can easily polish the original to a virtually new state using the correct abrasive which is diamond paste grade 4, 3.5 or 2.5 on a felt wheel and rotary tool. Optionally finish with cerium oxide. That can be done without removing the crystal, the products can be cheaply bought on Aliexpress, even from Thailand, which is where I'm also at the moment.
Would you really do this in situ ?
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Thanks. Any idea what made the crystal cloudy in the first place? The watch has hardly been worn so it's not like the crystal has been covered in fine scratches.
Micro abrasion would be the most logical reason. Give it a close look with a loupe against the light, also inspect the inner side with the mov.t removed.

If the watch is waterproof, it is also resistant to the oil base of diamond paste. However if one is nervous about that, do the process with the mov.t removed and the crown hole closed with rodico, or putty.
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Thanks. Any idea what made the crystal cloudy in the first place? The watch has hardly been worn so it's not like the crystal has been covered in fine scratches.
Often times a haze builds up on the underside of the crystal. I can't confirm it's origin but possibly vapors of some sort from watch oils. It just wipes clean so you might try having the crystal removed and cleaned.
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Often times a haze builds up on the underside of the crystal. I can't confirm it's origin but possibly vapors of some sort from watch oils. It just wipes clean so you might try having the crystal removed and cleaned.
Wouldn't it be easier to remove the movement and dial and clean inside than remove the crystal?
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Wouldn't it be easier to remove the movement and dial and clean inside than remove the crystal?
It's worth a try that but you may have trouble getting to the edge of the crystal. You will be able to confirm that it's just a film though.
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Cloth or whatever you're using can catch on the crown tube, the thread of the caseback and also possibly marr a chapter ring marker. I'd remove it properly holding it in some finger cots and spin the crystal between thumb and forefinger whilst sandwiched between a good quality lint-free cloth.

And what Tom says, it's a struggle to get right to the inside edges.
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