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Taking the glass from my watch

How do i take the glass out of my watch?

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Rolex glasses are held in place by the bezel ( ring surrounding the glass ). Bezel must be lifted off first in case if the glass must be removed. Rolex bezels are friction fitted and are very tight. Usually special tools are used for bezel lifting, but in skilled hands the watchmakers knife can do the job as well (inserting the blade between the bezel and case and slowly prying up all athe way around).
In most cases the bezel still holds the glass when lifted off the case. To release the watch from bezel ring you will need a special press with dies as you will need it for refitting glass and bezel on to the case.
I would advice to find your nearest watch repair shop and ask for help, because without proper tools it is allmost impossible to remove and reset Rolex glasses without damaging them.
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I DROP MY WATCH CODE REF IS 1142 I BROKE THE GLASS WHERE CAN I BUY A REPLACEMENT GLASS FROM


Getting a glass shouldn't be a problem, but as it sounds as though you intend to fix it yourself, then please be aware of the following.

It is essential to get the correct size glass - even 0.5mm difference in the diameter means either it won't fit or it's too small and falls out again. As you say that the glass is broken, I would be surprised if you could remove it and still determine the correct diameter.
You need to think not only about how to remove the broken glass, but also about how you are going to fix the replacement one. Many watches have a very fine plastic ring around the glass that holds it in place and this may have also been damaged.
Also, with many watches it's necessary to remove the back, crown and movement to effectively replace the glass.
If your watch has any sort of water-resistance rating then it would need to be retested afterwards.

Bearing all this in mind, I strongly advise you to take your watch to a reputable watch repairer and let them sort it out.
If the glass is anything other than round, then the cost tends to go up. Get an estimate from them first, and decide if what they will charge you is reasonable - if it isn't then spend the money on a new watch.

Hope this is helpful.

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Go to the shop or in the store where the watch bought, or in any center where you can find a watch similar to your girlfriend, im sure there's a service they offer for any watch they sell.

There's a possibility that they can fix again the broken glass or replace a new glass for it, they maybe have the same description and model to be replaced for that..

Visit the nearest watch center.

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Need a new glass for men's seconds watch


I assume you mean a Sekonda watch.
Watches from large scale manufacturers like Sekonda come with a wide range of glass sizes. 30mm diameter is a common one, but you would need to remove the glass in one piece to measure it. Watch glasses are commonly in 0.5mm steps (e.g. 30.0mm, 30.5mm,31.00 mm etc.) and may have rounded or bevelled edges so it is often very difficult to determine the exact size without removing the glass.
Additionally, there is the thickness of the glass to consider.
Finally, the 'glass' may be plastic, mineral glass or sapphire crystal.
All in all, you will have to know how to remove the back of the watch, how to remove the crown and stem in order to remove the movement, how to remove the glass in one piece, how to fit a replacement glass, how to refit the movement, how to refit the crown and stem and how to refit the back.
Alternatively, take it to a watch repair centre - you'll still have a working watch after they've finished with it.....

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Changing the glass


The glass on it broke so you should take it t your local jewelry store if you already did that take it to a profesional watch store and ask the head person.

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DZ1123 broken glass


Many areas have places you can take the watch and have the glass replaced if you google search watch fixers in your area and google map them you should be able to find one close by.

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The glass of my watch got all dirty from inside how do I clean it?


You may need to open it from back to get the inside of the dial. Then use a **DRY CLOTH** to gently wipe inside of the glass.
To play safe take help of a watch technician.

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Can i get replacement glass face


Of course, you can. Take your watch to the nearest watch repair shop and the watch maker will replace it.

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How to change the glass on a c720 watch


Searched the web and found that I needed some special equipment, so wont bother, will take to a specialist.

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How do I open a medana pocket watch?


First -let's check out what type of watch you have. If you push the crown in and it turns freely back and forth with no resistance at all - this is battery driven watch.
If you do the same and feel and hear some clicking and resistance- this is mechanical (spring driven) watch.
Next - the case: Usually all pocket watches have snap-on casebacks. Take an eyeglass and examine the case. Even if you think there is no any grooves or gaps- try to pry it using watchmakers caseback opener (about $5 on ebay).
In case if there are no chance to open caseback - that means you have one of the cases assemblad watch glass fitted last and that means you have to take glass out first and then only to get to the movement.
As you will not be able to get the glass out without braking it, the only solution will be to visit your nearest watchmakers shop and ask for help.

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I have a kenneth cole men's stainless steel watch (purchased from overstock order #73142536). I would need glass lense for this watch.Please advise where I can obtain replacement in Canada


Hi

I live in Australia and have dealted with watches for the past 2 years as a watchmaker's assistant.

Are you able to give me a model number as the stock number you have given above I am unable to see what kind of watch it is.

Generally YES glasses are able to be replaced. Mineral crystal glasses are the usual ones, but it depends on the type of case the watch has. If the case is unsual it may have to be ordered directly from Kenneth cole. If it's standard and round (and not domed in the middle) you can get a generic glass put in.

Is the glass smashed? If so it's adviseable to take it to a watchmaker, as small shards of glass may of gotten into the movement which will effect it's effectiveness later on in life.

Hope this helps?
Kind Regards
Shenlun

Jul 12, 2009 | Kenneth Cole Watches

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