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Guys, I have this Bulova with a cracked glass (from the 10 up to the 12 mark.) , womdered if it is worth replacing it and if so , can I do it myself? any things I should be aware of? The watch has some sentimental value , it was wifeys first xmas gift to me. but it is no longer waterproof. So if I can do it can anyone point me to a good supplier of Bulova crystals? I dont really care if it is saphire, mineral or whatever, just want to stop the water getting in.
Bulova Marine Star, #C8671274.
Thanks for your help.
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If it has sentimental value, then yes, I'd replace the crystal. Personally, I wouldn't do it myself. I'd take it to a pro. It won't be all that expensive to do and you then can be assured it's done correctly


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Thanks #four.
My corner-shop jeweler said it would be $100, but he sends it away somewhere.
Is that about the going rate for this job?
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Thanks #four.
My corner-shop jeweler said it would be $100, but he sends it away somewhere.
Is that about the going rate for this job?
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Considering they are sourcing the crystal and installing itl, $100 sounds about right.
 

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Thanks Ganson,
Might just leave it in the display box where it wont get wet and buy me a new watch! lol
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$100 is on the high side to change a generic mineral crystal. I bought a 4 mm thick double domed sapphire with internal Ray-Ban AR coating for $50. Retail.
 

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Sounds a bit on the high side. My local guy usually does it for around $35-40.
 

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Find a local guy that does repairs in house. He should be able to order the crystal do the repair in the shop, sometimes takes a long time, but usually at a good cost.
 

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Send it to Bulova, why didn't I think of that, thank you watchusticktock! I'll let you guys know the outcome!
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Just got off the phone with Bulova, the young lady there was very helpful, here is the run down:
The glass is $35
The labor is $12
Pressure test is $15
Return shipping is $15
Plus my shipping to them say $15
So I make that $92.

Seems my corner shop jeweler was not far off with his price of $100.
Cheers all and thanks for all the help. Think I'll have a go at doing it myself , glass press off the Zon and a glass should be about $55, and after all, what can possibly go wrong!
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Here you'll need this too



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Wow Pallet and #4 I see you have complete faith in my abilities. I think I have bigger hammers than that. Will I need my air chisel?
You guys are hilarious!
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But will your local guy pressure test it?

If you don't plan to swim with it then no big deal.

I like your plan to do it yourself.

Please keep us in the loop.

Good luck. I have faith in you. :)
 
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