Everyone has probably heard that old joke “close only counts in Horseshoes and hand grenades”. Well today we are going to show you some examples why “close” does not count when fixing a watch.
I get lots of inquiries from customers that want to add new crystals, bezels, dials and hands to their old watch. They go out and buy parts that “are supposed to fit” their particular case and then they send them to me along with the watch and want me to install them. Normally this works, but in quite a few occasions they are “close” but not quite right.
Listed below are a few pictures of the tight tolerances that I deal with everyday.
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