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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:57 pm 
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Hello all,

I posted last month about a recently acquired 806 (“806 from 1959 Identification/Period-Correct Band/Buckle Q.”). When I acquired the watch, it had some good patina on the dial/numerals/hand though, less auspiciously, has a visible amount of dust on the face and affixed to the hands. I took a picture of the watch as I received it and it looks the last owner installed a crystal that was noticeably undersized and allowed for a gap on the bottom portion of the watch.

I followed a link from this forum to Otto Frei and picked up the STERNKREUZ "M" BEVEL EDGE PW CRYSTAL. The post I referenced recommended the 38.5mm crystal for an 809, I ended up picking up the 38.5mm, 38.4mm and 38.2mm to cover the bases and meet the minimum order requirement (which is a very amount, impressive customer service). The 38.4mm crystal fit perfectly, the 38.5mm was just slightly oversized.

The result looks pretty flawless (and the profile is great too)-the watch crystal is just so shiny that I can’t get a decent picture for the “after” shot that captures the greens/blacks/golds on the dial!

As always, this forum is a great resource, thank you.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:06 pm 
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Congrats, the watch is a beauty. Amazing how much difference a change of crystal and a bit of cleaning can make.


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38.5 ?
I use the 38.8 mm for a perfect tight fit

but its a great improvement , and a great looking watch !

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Hi there, I have the same model! What crystal size is the perfect fit? 38.8mm or 38.4mm?
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I actually use 38.6!

Watch looks lovely! A keeper for you I hope. You should probably get the movement serviced too if it was really dirty in there.


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Do you guys use a tool to fit the new crystal?
I guess the crystal is inserted from the back side (not front side), right?

thank you :-)


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inserted from the front, I use the Bergeon 4266


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