ESQ Watch Crystal

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  1. Frank N

    Frank N Registered User
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    Feb 16, 2004
    Under the category if no good deed goes unpunished. I replaced a battery for a friend in his ESQ wristwatch and cracked the crystal closing the snap back and am having trouble finding the crystal.

    It is a model E5397, a rectangular watch, the crystal measures 20.7 mm wide by 25.6mm long and is curved along the longer dimension.

    I called several parts houses, no luck and EAQ said they would not sell to me.

    Any suggestion are greatly appreciated.

  2. glenhead

    glenhead Registered User
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    Nov 15, 2009
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    I replaced one of those several years ago, though fortunately it was at the customer's expense and not mine...

    I ended up buying an assortment of curved crystals, found one the right curvature, and learned to trim and polish mineral glass crystal edges. It is NOT fun, but I don't know of any other way to do it.

    Good luck!

  3. Albert Antonelli

    Albert Antonelli Registered User
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    Jan 8, 2011
    Frank it is no good, you might try Borrel in Kansas City, they sell fancy crystals for some of these protected watches, good luck
  4. Frank N

    Frank N Registered User
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    Feb 16, 2004
    Under the category better late than never, I found a supply house that ordered the correct crystal from ESQ. And at the same time purchased a rectangular die for my crystal press. Don't want to do this again.
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