New member and hobbyist learning about servicing watches here. I have been playing with a half dozen scrap 11AFC movements and am ready to dig into a 1959 Seabee.
I am hoping someone can tell me the correct crystal for a 1959 Seabee? I have read that the diameter should be 28.2 to 28.3 mm but the one on the watch measures 28.45 mm with the rim of the case measuring 27.5 mm. It also has tons of cracks around the edges or I would reuse it. I have dug through half a dozen old GS catalogs but am coming up dry. (I know, lousy pun)
Also, I have seen at least one photo on here that shows the crystal along with the reflector ring and what I am guessing is an o-ring. Should there have been an o-ring under the crystal?
I will need to get photos up of the watch. The case is in excellent shape, the black paint on the dial is pretty decent but probably 90% of the lume has peeled or discolored and the tiny second markers are all different shades of color. Might considered sending it to International Dial.
I have not pulled the movement out yet but just peeking in with a strong light the movement looks very clean and bright and I was shocked when I put it on my timegrapher at how well it did. +12 sec/day, 242 amplitude, and 1.6 on the beat error.
Thanks in advance for any info you may be able to provide.