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    Default Polishing a vintage mineral glass crystal

    Hi folks,

    I just had a go at polishing a badly scratched Bulova rectangular mineral glass crystal. See here for details.

    best regards,

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    Default Polishing a vintage mineral glass crystal (RE: xpatUSA)

    Hi folks,

    I just had a go at polishing a badly scratched Bulova rectangular mineral glass crystal. See here for details.

    best regards,

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    Default Polishing a vintage mineral glass crystal (RE: xpatUSA)

    Ted,

    Impressive results! The topic of polishing glass watch crystals has appeared on this message board previously, but I don't ever recall such a clear, concise, and successful solution being mentioned.

    However, If you ever run into a situation like this again, check with me. I have a large (30,000 +) assortment of NOS vintage glass watch cystals. I'm almost certain I would have one for you.

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    Default Polishing a vintage mineral glass crystal (RE: xpatUSA)

    Thanks Doug,

    30,000!! Wow, that's about 100 times what I have.

    Polishing crystals both glass and acrylic is something I usually do, being a hobbyist as opposed to a professional. In my collection, I do have a Waltham railroad style wrist watch with a badly scratched up glass crystal. If I mess that up, I'll sure give you a holler.

    Best regards,

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    Default Polishing a vintage mineral glass crystal (RE: xpatUSA)

    Ted, that is truly impressive!
    It's quite comforting to know that it can be done, if need be.
    Thanks for the post.

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    Default Polishing a vintage mineral glass crystal (RE: xpatUSA)

    Doug, do you have any glass crystals to suit E.Gublin ladies watches, I have quite a nice one in White Gold that must date from about the 1920's but it's crystal is pitted.

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    Default Polishing a vintage mineral glass crystal (RE: xpatUSA)

    Anthony,

    Can you post a picture and the dimensions? I also need to know the profile of the bezel recess. Flat, or curved?

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    Default Polishing a vintage mineral glass crystal (RE: xpatUSA)

    I'll see if I can take a reasonable pic of it tomorrow during the day and also pop it open to see about the crystal recess. It's a domed crystal, the pitting doesn't look to be that deep that it wouldn't polish out, but how to cut back a glass domed crystal?

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