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 Post subject: Glueing glass and metal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:06 pm 
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Hi

new to the forum, looking forward to browse and learn.

I have an Illinois pocket watch where the glass back (presentation case") came off (luckily unharmed).

How can this be fixed again?

I am assuming CA glue gel would be good, maybe two component resin ( hard to get in "clear').

How did watch makers do this hundred years ago?

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 Post subject: Re: Glueing glass and metal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:31 pm 
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I mostly use G-S Hypo cement glue to fasten down crystals.
The main reasons:
    Ultra thin applicator tube
    Dries Clear
    Easy to clean up

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 Post subject: Re: Glueing glass and metal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:45 pm 
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Hi JerseyMo

Thank you for the tip, I did not know this glue at all.

The only thing that I did not like was "medium strength".

The dome shaped glass on my watch sits flat on the surface
meaning not seated into a metal ring recess like a crystal.


I hope it will have enough strength.


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 Post subject: Re: Glueing glass and metal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:59 pm 
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Like jersey mo said. Gs hypo cement.
Also many use ultra violet setting glue.
For heavy duty watch applications I use this stuff. It is a two part epoxy and dries crystal clear.


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 Post subject: Re: Glueing glass and metal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:27 am 
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stryfox wrote:
Like jersey mo said. Gs hypo cement.
Also many use ultra violet setting glue.
For heavy duty watch applications I use this stuff. It is a two part epoxy and dries crystal clear.


Carl, can you give some examples of "heavy duty Watch applications"?


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 Post subject: Re: Glueing glass and metal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:34 am 
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Squash61 wrote:
stryfox wrote:
Like jersey mo said. Gs hypo cement.
Also many use ultra violet setting glue.
For heavy duty watch applications I use this stuff. It is a two part epoxy and dries crystal clear.


Carl, can you give some examples of "heavy duty Watch applications"?

Haha. Mostly I only use it for pocket watch glass crystals that don't fit well.
I have had good luck with it on the thick heavy beveled crystals that don't fit the bezel well due to wear or damage.


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