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Old 03-27-2013, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yes I was wondering how difficult is it to change a crystal in a watch I have a fossil watch I need to change the crystal in. thanks Shawn
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It is fairly simple. You will need to take the movement out of the watch,remove the old crystal/gasket, insert a new crystal/gasket (a case press helps with this), add a new caseback crystal and close up the caseback securely.
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Here is a link to a mod project that I did. It goes through the steps of the process: https://www.watchfreeks.com/view_topi..._id=107&page=4
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Thanks a lot for the help
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what is agood website for parts ifyou want to build a watch from scratch?
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ofrei.com has a lot of stuff related to this
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Why would you even bother doing it yourself unless that's what you know how to do? A watchmaker can do it for about $35 unless you have an expensive sapphire crystal... just sayin' :whatever:
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Because I just like building stuff and want to learn how!! Just sayin that's why
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Because I just like building stuff and want to learn how!! Just sayin that's why
Right on!
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Because I just like building stuff and want to learn how!! Just sayin that's why
Nothing wrong with that!I guess I'm spoiled. At this point in my life, anything outside of anoil change on my Truck or Bike and Ipreferto pay someone else todo it.
So I take it you got a Mopar... Maybe a '71 Mopar? That would explain the building part ... feel free to include a pic.
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No dont have a mopar just love mopars and i work for a dodge dealership.


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No dont have a mopar just love mopars and i work for a dodge dealership.

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Cool. I like just about anything with the "SRT" label on it but never owned one...
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Yes the srt 8 is an awesome vehicle
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