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Crystal keeps falling off - what part is missing?

  1. lonemian

    lonemian Nov 8, 2019

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    Literally, the crystal keeps falling off from the watch. Am I missing something here?

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  2. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Nov 8, 2019

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    Tension ring maybe

    google Tension ring fitting
     
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  3. Lbreak

    Lbreak Nov 8, 2019

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    Tension ring I reckon. If I recall correctly, there are different tension rings for different reference. When you purchase a tension ring, make sure it's the right one for your watch
     
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  4. Claven2

    Claven2 Nov 8, 2019

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    There's a tension ring in the case, it should be removed and it should line the crystal.
     
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  5. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Nov 8, 2019

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    Wrongly sized crystal. A tension ring won't keep it in, afaik.
     
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  6. M'Bob

    M'Bob Nov 8, 2019

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    The cuff of your shirt is not tight enough.
     
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  7. lonemian

    lonemian Nov 8, 2019

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    I see. Should I buy a part before I talk to my watchman?
     
  8. lonemian

    lonemian Nov 8, 2019

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    crystal by itself completely fit to the case. actually I have pull the crystal to remove. Provided that, should I buy new crystal and tension ring?
     
  9. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Nov 8, 2019

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    If it is an old crystal, I believe it could be down to shrinkage. Or it could be a veeeeery slightly too small diameter crystal.

    EDIT: Is it an Omega crystal? If it is a front-loading case, I would be very careful in finding the correct type and size.
     
  10. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Nov 8, 2019

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    No, let your watchmaker get the part - it's his job...
     
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  11. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Nov 8, 2019

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    Unless they don't have Omega parts access, then they will probably use a generic crystal which will likely fall off again.
     
  12. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Nov 8, 2019

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    Of course it should be an Omega crystal no matter who looks for it, but if we are assuming a watch owner can find an Omega crystal, the watchmaker should be able to as well...
     
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  13. 3nicewatches

    3nicewatches Nov 8, 2019

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    Excellent work getting the word "shrinkage" into the discussion
     
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  14. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Nov 8, 2019

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    Doesn't look like a high valued watch, some glue will help save lots of money and headaches.
     
  15. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Nov 8, 2019

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    For whom? The current owner or the poor future owner or watchmaker? It's worth doing right.

    Tom
     
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