I have some dials that the seconds bit has come loose from the dial. Is there a preferred bonding cement or glue to attach the seconds bit back in? What was the traditional way and what would be an acceptable way today?
Posts: 12 | Location: Washington State in the USA | Registered: October 04, 2017
I have had good success using G-S Hypo Cement. From the back of the dial, lay the seconds bit in place. Then lay a bead of cement around it. It is clear and thin enough that it fills the gaps without being noticeable, and flattens out as it dries. It stays somewhat flexible even after it dries.
This is the same cement I use for crystals.
I did a quick search of this site and found this discussion about some alternatives: Transformation!!
Posts: 337 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: November 17, 2011
Mark The G-S hypo is a rubber type cement not very good for glass crystal, better option a UV clear glass glue, amazon has good selection. Loose second hands need to have the tube tightened slightly, sometime after past work better to reem and retighten correctly if previously hacked.