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Not the super glue but the normal gorilla glue
Do you stick your dials to movements with silicone?I use neutral cure silicone sealant (not the one that smells like vinegar).
Why, because it doesn't emit vapour (like superglue), doesn't tarnish parts (like many acid organic glues), or expand (like many polyurethane based glues do).
And, don't forget that one day, someone will want to remove the dial again for servicing. So it has to be relatively easy to separate without damaging anything. Dials are a bit fragile. Silicone is stretchy, so allows a thin razor blade to get in to cut it off effortlessly.
Only downside is that it takes at least 24h to fully cure.
And, don't forget that one day, someone will want to remove the dial again for servicing.
I must say, the only term that comes to mind from your description is “bad practice”. Don’t glue dials to movements.Good enough to glue a toilet, so it's good enough for a watch in my books...
I read through the post and looks like you want to stick the dial to the movement? Not good practice. Dial Dots or even stick on dial feet are better than glue. I stopped buying almost anything at auction that is of recent vintage such as Seiko etc because almost all are sourced from places that uses any method possible to get a watch sold and most glue dials. Those bad practices has almost destroyed a good thing for me. So, as you can guess I am totally against using glue.Hi
Just wondering if i can use gorilla glue to stick back parts on a watch dial. Not the super glue but the normal gorilla glue
Did you not consider riveting these pins? It really does work better and last longer than any glue.A problem when gluing markers is that when glue is applied on the dial side it tends to squeeze out under the marker. This can be hard to remove without damaging the dial surface. I try to apply a small amount of glue glue from the back when there are some pins going through the dial.
Did you not consider riveting these pins?
If you want to attach a ceramic/glazed
Soldered dial feet have been the traditional way to do it. There are soldering machines for the purpose that apply heat extremely locally.So here's my question... If you want to attach a ceramic/glazed or even a modern finished dial to a different movement - the pins obviously don't line up - how to do it? Using epoxy to glue pins to the back of a dial I find isn't strong enough: a bit of flexing and they come away.
Stupid example- attach a new aluminised glossy Seiko dial to an AS movement... how would you do it? "I wouldn't" is not an acceptable answer here! You have to! It's the law!
Riveting works, when you can hide it behind a dial marker (assuming they're detachable), but I really don't like drilling through a dial. The result is always obvious to the bare eye and ruins the face IMO. And the dots are never symmetrical or square.
That's why I use silicone. It works, holds in most "abusive" situations and is relatively easy to remove.