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Cracked crystal I have a rectangular gold Viccence with the number V208504 on the back. The crystal is broken on the top to bottom axis. No jeweler I have been to has been able to find a replacement. One said he tried to contact the factory, but they failed to respond.

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What is this womens 14 k gold watch worth?

Without more information, "only what someone will pay." The name on the face, or back, should be entered into a search engine and lead you to sites which sell watches, and show you pictures for you to match against.

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Watch glossary: G, H, I, J, K.

GENEVA SEAL, see poinçon de Geneve.
GLASS, see also crystal
Thin plate of glass or transparent synthetic material, for protecting the dial of the watch.
Bronze and beryllium alloy used for high-quality balances. This alloy assures high elasticity and hardness values; it is non-magnetic, rustproof and has a very reduced dilatation coefficient, which makes the balance very stable and assures high accuracy of the movement.
Abbreviation for Greenwich Mean Time. As a feature of watches, it means that two or more time zones are displayed. In this case, the second time may be read from a hand making a full rotation in a 24-hour ring (thereby also indicating whether it is a.m. or p.m. in that zone).
Harmonic flattened bell in a steel alloy, generally positioned along the circumference of the movement and struck by hammers to indicate time by sounds. Size and thickness determine the resulting note and tone. In watches provided with minute-repeaters, there are often two gongs and the hammers strike one note to indicate hours, both notes together to indicate quarters and the other note for the remaining minutes. In more complex models, equipped also with en-passant sonnerie devices, there may be up to four gongs producing different notes and playing even simple melodies (such as the chime of London's Big Ben).
Decoration of dials, rotors or case parts consisting of patterns made by hand or engine-turned. By the thin pattern of the resulting engravings - consisting of crossing or interlaced lines - it is possible to realize even complex drawings. Dials and rotors decorated in this way are generally in gold or in solid silver.
Steel or brass element used in movements provided with a repeater or alarm sonnerie. It strikes a gong or bell (s).
Indicator for the analogue visualization of hours, minutes and seconds as well as other functions. Normally made of brass (rhodium-plated, gilded or treated otherwise), but also steel or gold. Hands are available in different shapes and take part in the aesthetic result of the whole watch.
is Seiko's trademarked name for a hardened mineral crystal.
Heart-shaped corn, generally used to realign the hands of chronograph counters.
Valve inserted in the case of some professional diving watches to discharge the helium contained in the air mixture inhaled by divers.
An artificial glass made of a plastic resin. Back in the 1960's, many watches used either mineral glass or acrylic crystals. These are not difficult to scratch, but very inexpensive to replace. Now though, most all luxury watches use the highly scratch resistant synthetic sapphire crystals, there are some styles/brands that use the Hesalite (a name brand of fine acrylic crystal). The reason for this is directly related to the watch's certification for use in space or in high stress/impact situations. While sapphire crystals are less prone to scratching, they can be shattered. When shattered, they break into tiny fragments that would be hazardous in some environments. So the Hesalite crystal is maintained on some specific models as a safety feature.
A caliber characterized by the seconds hand fitted on an axis perpendicular to the one of the winding stem.
INCABLOC, see shockproof.
Precious stone used in movements as a bearing surface. Generally speaking, the steel pivots of wheels in movements turn inside synthetic jewels (mostly rubies) lubricated with a drop of oil. The jewel's hardness reduces wear to a minimum even over long periods of time (50 to 100 years). The quality of watches is determined mainly by the shape and finishing of jewels rather than by their number (the most refined jewels have rounded holes and walls to greatly reduce the contact between pivot and stone).
Feature concerning the digital display of time in a window. The indication changes almost instantaneously at every hour.
Refers to the Seiko line of Kinetic watches. This innovative technology has a quartz movement that does not use a battery. Movement of the wrist charges a very efficient capacitor which powers the quartz movement. Once the capacitor is fully charged, men's models will store energy for 7-14 days without being worn. Ladies models store energy for 3-7 days. Of course, if the watch is worn every day the capacitor is continually recharged. The watch alerts the owner to a low capacitor charge when the seconds hand starts to move in two second intervals. Some of Seiko's Kinetic Watches have See-Thru CaseBacks, that use a clear, Hardlex crystal watch back to enable the wearer to view the kinetic movement.
A Seiko Kinetic Auto Relay watch is powered by human movement, however when it senses inactivity for three days, it puts itself into suspended animation to conserve energy. It can be re-activated with a few shakes of the wrist. It automatically resets itself to the exact time after to up to four years of dormancy.

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My beautiful bracelet has lost a crystal. How can I replace it?

Lidia, see a jeweler, they can fix it good as new and will recheck other stones to make sure they are not loose.

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Need to know what battery goes in the fossil blue AM-3860?

The battery number will be imprinted on the dead battery (for that watch it's most likely 379), however, I wouldn't recommend replacing a battery on a Fossil yourself. They are notorious for their back being incredibly difficult to remove and put back on and if you're not a professional, you will most likely break the crystal in the process. If it's a screw-back (and you can tell because it will have six rectangular shaped notches around the edge of the back) you won't be able to get it off unless you have a case wrench and a case vise. Take it to a jeweler and have them change it for you. Screw-back Style Case

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I have a Police Phalanx watch, black and rose gold effect. The glass has a couple of scratches and one of the rose gold markers has come away at the 10 o'clock position. Would it be expensive to repair...

If the crystal of your watch is made of plastic, it may be possible to buff (or pay a jeweler to buff) it. Buffing a crystal is very inexpensive--sometimes free--and may eliminate the scratch, or, at the very least, greatly reduce its prominence. However, glass crystals cannot be polished in this way; the only way to fix chips or scratches is to replace the crystal, which can run anywhere from $15-50+, depending on the type of crystal and amount of work required to replace it and test for proper water resistance. Replacing the mineral glass crystals on some diving watches can be very expensive.
Markers on a watch dial are ordinarily stuck on with little pins and/or a dab of adhesive. If the detached marker is still in the watch, this is ordinarily a fairly simple repair. The watch would be opened and the movement removed. Next, the jeweler would carefully place the marker back into position, probably adding a tiny drop of glue to keep it in place. A job like this can cost as little as $25, if it requires no replacement parts and you take your watch to a place that does a lot of watch repairs, as opposed to a general jewelry store that has to outsource the repair to a wholesale workshop.

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Can't press the back of the watch back on after replacing the battery - Do I need a jewelers press?

A jeweler's press provides an equal amount of force around the edges of the watch back without putting that same pressure on the watch crystal (which could cause it to crack or break). If you have a flat crystal, you might have success in putting the watch between two pieces of wood and using a regular vice to very gently push the front and back together. However, you risk doing damage to your watch crystal.
Your safest bet may be to go to a jewelry store or jewelry counter in a department store and ask if they could close the back for you with the proper tool. You may have to tip them a few dollars, but that is still far cheaper than the cost of replacing a broken watch crystal.

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I have a watch that has the marking rolex quartz and on the back its engraved GENEVE 59312 and the Rolex Crown i have seen many people saying that this is fake because this number doesnt exist. Many...

Thanks for contacting FixYa.
  • Take a look at the second hand. Is it ticking or is it sweeping? If it's ticking, that's your fake. A Rolex second hand sweeps around in one continuous motion. But beware, as of 2005, the good fakes have caught up to this technology.
  • Look for the small engraved crown at the 6 o'clock mark on the crystal. Most fakes will have some sort of large, obvious version of a crown, but this mark on a real Rolex is almost impossible to spot with the naked eye.
  • Look for the word "Rolex" and the watch's serial number engraved at 6 o'clock under the crystal on the area between the crystal and the dial. While many fake Rolex watches post-2005 have this feature, they're usually printed, not engraved.
  • Most new Rolex models have an added model number engraved at the end of the watch end-link. This engraving includes the band model and two tiny Rolex crowns. Your good fakes will have something similar, but not all three indicators.
  • If you're being sold an authentic Rolex (in good condition and in perfect working order) for anything less than $500, become suspicious. If it's in nice shape, it doesn't really lose a lot of appreciation, and in some cases, it increases in value.

  • Best regards. Jewel

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    You probably visited jewellers, not the proper watch repair shop. Even if the crystal is curved, there are suppliers. If the crystal is not round, then this should be hand made.

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    Hi, im a jeweller myself. The problem with jewellers and crystals is simple. Its a lot of work to replace something that doesnt cost a lot to buy (the crystals, not the watch). Swarovski are a commonly known producer of crystals, but you will probably find that simulation gemstones such as Cubic Zirconia are commonly used in newer watches.

    I specialise in gemstone setting, and can also work with simulation stones and crystals, but it takes much longer to reset stones into a stainless steel watch case than into gold or platinum so the labour costs are much higher.

    It depends how much the watch is worth as to how much you spend on repairs.

    Hope this helps

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