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I snagged a Olympic World time (6217-7000) off the 'bay today, and it has a crack in the case back. I'd never intentionally get the watch wet, so no worries there, but it seems sweat and humidity have an easier time with a crack like that.

I'm assuming my soldering skills won't solve this (or will they?) so I'm wondering if I need this welded/bonded/whatever instead, and who/how?

Ideas?

The offending issue:

The rest of the watch, 'cuz we all love to see watches:
 

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A good watchmaker (not watchbodger) should be able to laser weld it - as they use the same for building up dings and scratches.
 

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I had that nice world-timer on my watchlist for a few days , but that small crack keep me from pushing the bid button . Being stainless I am not sure if it can be fixed with silver solder, I was thinking about the local Bead It shop where they teach jewelry soldering .....also I was thinking about taking it to a local muffler shop where I had an exhaust pipe flange repaired once because their welders all had certificates for different types of welding techniques , including stainless . The job they did for me impressed me with the beautiful, clean welding application......Good luck
 
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