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There are several uses for a watch press also called “crystal press” or “case press” and in this guide you will learn how to use the press to fit watch crystals back into a watch case. The watch crystal press is a indispensable tool for watchmakers who have to take watches apart, put watches together, and replace watch crystals.

 

NOTE: Use extreme care in pressure fitting gold watches using a watch press because they are easily bent out of shape and damaged. A watch press can emit enormous pressure on a small surface so work carefully on any watch because the damage of bending a watch case or watch bezel is many times un-repairable.

Five Types of press on crystals that we cover below are:

How to Press a Bezel Fit Watch Crystal into place with a Watch Crystal Press

 

How to Press a Compression Fit Watch Crystal into place with a Watch Crystal Press

 

How to Press a Domed Gasket Fit Watch Crystal into place with a Watch Crystal Press

 

How to Press a Flat Gasket Fit Watch Crystal into place with a Watch Crystal Press

 

How to Press a Tension Ring Fit Watch Crystal into place with a Watch Crystal Press

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