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Hi Guys,

This watch is in a very good working condition however I think I have to fix the narrow opening on back side of the case. (see the picture) I am thinking to use a clear liquid sealant! What are your opinions? Quick fix ideas?

Thank you!

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I have seen watches with holes like that 'fixed' with solder.

Epoxy? Probably longer lasting than a rubbery sealant. Whatever you do, you'll want to make sure it's completely cured before putting the movement back in since some curing sealants/glues give off fumes that might not be friendly to watches.

I agree it's worth saving. A nice looking piece and one of the early 8/0 Elgin movements.
 

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I have used silicon to plug up holes before, but I don't think it is a good fix. I have shoe boxes full of old cases... I'll see if I have a replacement case for you. Ron
 

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Thank you for all your comments. Actually I have perfectly fixed it with a help of a goldsmith. He easily filled the crack with gold. It looks good now.

Cheers,

Erik
 
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