One of the most common repairs that I do every month is to replace a Rolex Crystal. It seems like when a customer drops their watch, it never lands on the soft carpet, but always manages to hit the hardwood floor! In this blog post I will show the steps that I go through to replace a Plastic and a Sapphire crystal.
The Rolex sapphire crystal is a complex part. The crystal has a groove cut in the bottom that makes room for the plastic gasket. The gasket makes the seal around the case lip that makes the water tight seal that rolex is famous for.
The plastic crystal is a bit easier since it is molded on one place. Same basic process as with sapphire.
I hope that this gives you a better idea of what goes into replacing a Rolex Crystal. It is not that hard but needs to be done properly to make sure the watch does not leak.
Mark Sirianni Watch repair
25 Fraley St.
Kane, PA. 16735