1945 Squadron "B" Crystal

Submitted by Wynot on

I just picked up a lot of old watches.  One, I believe, is a 1945 Squadron "B" with a 17j 8AH movement and 14K rose gold RGP case.  It runs but the crystal is toast.  Who has replacements crystals?  Thanks.

1955mercury
Posted May 7, 2024 - 8:38am

Hi Wynot. I recently replaced a crystal on a 1950 Beau Brummel and pretty sure it uses the same case as the 1945 Squadron. I used a Rocket (SUC) crystal RMS 122-8 and it fit perfectly. The package lists it has having the dimensions of 20.5 X 17.7. 

Wynot
Posted May 7, 2024 - 9:55pm

In reply to by Wynot

I think there is a glitch in the matrix.

Wynot
Posted May 7, 2024 - 9:53pm

In reply to by 1955mercury

May I ask where you found yours?  The closest I've found, so far, is a 122-8C.

1955mercury
Posted May 7, 2024 - 10:18pm

In reply to by Wynot

I don't remember where it came from. I used to buy every batch of crystals for Bulova watches that came up on ebay. Some would be a batch of 40 and some a batch of 200. When I was looking for a crystal for the Beau Brummel, I searched through all those crystals and found that one fit. That company is no longer in business but there's still a lot of their crystals out there. I've got a cross reference for crystals between Rocket and G-S crystals here somewhere. I'll try to find it tomorrow and see if it lists a G-S cross reference crystal for that one. I'm in the US in the Eastern Standard time zone and it's too late to search for it tonight. 

1955mercury
Posted May 8, 2024 - 6:59am

In reply to by 1955mercury

I found the cross reference chart this morning. It lists the G-S  CMX319-5 as the cross reference. I'm not going to search for one to make 100% sure it fits. That's too time consuming. 

Wynot
Posted May 8, 2024 - 8:09am

In reply to by 1955mercury

Thank you!  I appreciate all you efforts here.  Otto Frei has this one.  Time to go shopping.

veritas123
Posted May 21, 2024 - 7:24pm

In reply to by Wynot

Wynot

If you haven't found this one, I have it in glass in Standard thickness and High Profile . I do not have in Acrylic.

PM me for details.

Wynot
Posted June 3, 2024 - 2:03am

In reply to by veritas123

Thank you!  I truly appreciate the offer.  I did find a CMX 319-5 at Otto Frei.  The new crystal is in and I'm now on the hunt for a suitable leather strap.