So this happened about 5 months ago. I woke up one morning, went to work, and at one point I'm running late so I want to check the time (when I have phone in hand, which is almost my entire commute, I check it on the phone , if phone is in pocket I check my watch), I look down at my wrist and lo and behold , crystal is gone, and so are all of the hands. I was dumbfounded, I couldn't believe it. I try to walk back a bit, but there was no way to know where this happened. I write to my girlfriend to check around the bedroom, she manages to find the crystal in the covers and a very bent minute hand. Once I get home I find a severely crippled second hand as well but no trace of the minute hand. Basically in my sleep I probably knocked the watch against the wall and the crystal popped out, the hands got caught in the covers. I couldn't find original hands, and was never thrilled about the blackened ones to begin with( because of the texture they seemed to have been blackened with a 1970s era permanent marker) so I went with gold coloured versions with a lume strip (to help daytime legibility , gold on gold is not very visible). I wanted to keep the second hand blue as I always liked the way it looked. Ordered the parts and watchmaker broached the hands(as I couldn't find a minute hand with the required size) and fit the crystal. I'm a very happy camper, I like the look of the watch more now. Second hand is also a bit longer which I'm happy about.
Now Gather Round People, It's High time You Read, Why You Shouldn't Wear Vintages When Going To Bed
N-igmaadded August 15, 2019