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#1 Post by Nookster » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:32 am

If anyone needs crystals, let me know, I have thousands. So if you know make, size and shape, I may have it and can mail it. As you know, the crystals always need to be finely cut to insert, they are not always ready to fit.
If you want to shape yourself, I suggest a diamond cutting pad with this honing oil. Makes it easy for the not so big shaping. You can glue in two ways, with an ultra violet light and glue (preferred method with glass crystals), or just GS Hypo with plastic ones. You can use GS for glass or plastic.

If you would like me to cut, install or glue it in, I can also do it for you. Most crystals $10.00 or $20.00 to cut, glue and install, plus shipping.

I have Hamilton, Illinois, Gruen, Waltham, Elgin, Bulova, Keystone, Master, Star and a ton of others makes.

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I suggest this for hand cutting. The honing solution prevents chipping, acts as a lubricant.
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For installing, GS hypo will work with both glass and plastic.
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Ultra violet light for glass with ultra violet light adhesive.
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#2 Post by Nookster » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:37 am

Here are some of the drawers. I have boxes full also I am in the process of separating.

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Re: Crystals

#3 Post by vintagehamiltons » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:01 pm

Those drawers are the perfect height for watch storage. ;)
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#4 Post by stryfox » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:24 pm

$20 installed is a great deal for those who don't wish to do it themselves.
I have a question, I originally went the uv route and had some not stick so good. I did clean the area properly. I have since switched to a two part epoxy and have good results however the clean up takes longer.
Maybe I need to use a better uv light or had a bad batch of uv glue.
Any tips or recommendations for uv light and glue?
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#5 Post by retroworx » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:22 am

Carl, how long did you leave your crystal under the UV light? I find it takes lots longer in my unit than the 2 or 3 minutes suggested to get a proper seal.
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#6 Post by Nookster » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:01 am

I leave under UV for 10 minutes. don't know the type of UV glue I use, found it on Ebay.
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#7 Post by retroworx » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:04 pm

Nookster wrote:I leave under UV for 10 minutes. don't know the type of UV glue I use, found it on Ebay.
Yes, exactly! Don't follow the instructions that say how quickly it will cure, LOL.
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Re: Crystals

#8 Post by retroworx » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:34 am

Mark, I am unfamiliar with the diamond cutting pads you suggest, but am currently shopping. 8-)

What grit do you recommend?
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#9 Post by retroworx » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:42 am

I found one with both 600 and 1200 grit. Is that too fine?
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