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The crown came off my President clasp, can I glue it back on?

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Undinist

The clasp was really, really tight when I bought the watch new. I should have adjusted it to reduce the strain on the crown. But I didn't and eventually the crown came off.  Both surfaces (on the crown and the clasp) are completely smooth.  I can't see a blob of broken solder or something, so I can't even tell how the factory attached the crown.   Can I just glue the thing back on? There seem to be various superglues and 2 pack epoxies which claim to be good at gluing metal to metal.  

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Rx4Time

Pictures?  Is this a hidden clasp or standard clasp? 

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Nikosaldente

I never use the Crown as leverage to lift the flip lock Clasp to protect it from the thing it happened to you.....

I always grab it from the outer sides...

I don't think it's there with a super glue...

It's electro glued on....

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Luxuracer

Try jewelry glue.

My cousin makes custom jewelries and she uses Aleene Jewelry & Metal Glue.

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Undinist

Electro glued? What's that?

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Undinist
2 minutes ago, Luxuracer said:

Try jewelry glue.

My cousin makes custom jewelries and she uses Aleene Jewelry & Metal Glue.

Thanks! I will.

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SteveA

Epoxy resin

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pickledbeetroot

:ttiwwop:

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elp
3 minutes ago, pickledbeetroot said:

:ttiwwop:

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Rx4Time

If it's a hidden clasp he runs the risk of gluing it closed!  I had one and the Coronet came loose...not off completely.  There was no way to resecure it.  Had to get a new bracelet. 

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Glaude
12 minutes ago, Rx4Time said:

If it's a hidden clasp he runs the risk of gluing it closed!  I had one and the Coronet came loose...not off completely.  There was no way to resecure it.  Had to get a new bracelet. 

If he apply the glue with the clasp open, I would say there's less risk ? Maybe using some painter masking tape could also help ?

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Rx4Time
6 minutes ago, Glaude said:

If he apply the glue with the clasp open, I would say there's less risk ? Maybe using some painter masking tape could also help ?

Yes, this would be ideal application. 

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Nikosaldente
1 hour ago, Undinist said:

Electro glued? What's that?

Sorry, English isn't my mother language...

I meant electric or laser  welding of some sort....

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FoxWilde

You can laser weld it on. 

Or cheaper jewelers glue. 

It’s  happened to me before. Last resort is buy a clasp on the Gate or Etsy or something, and switch out the part. 

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Undinist

I'll try jeweller's glue first and post some pics here.  If all goes well the watch is destined for M2M, so it will be good for it to have a bit of history in this thread.

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bobandshawn

JB weld from the hardware store works perfect. Clean both surfaces very well, slightly abrade them then apply a drop of weld. Let it sit till tomorrow - viola'

 

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