CRYSTAL LIFT WATCH CRYSTAL GLASS REMOVER INSERTER with ADJUSTABLE CRYSTAL BASE It effortlessly removes and inserts any round unbreakable crystal from 8 mm (3-3/4 Ligne) to 37 mm without taking the watch apart or removing the bezel. The brass fingers will not mar the crystal. A platform is provided to grip a new crystal for insertion into the watch. Removes and inserts crystals without disassembling the watch. Effortlessly remove and insert any round unbreakable crystal without taking the watch apart or removing the bezel. Eliminates all rings, wrenches or pliers and the brass fingers will not mar the crystal. The gripping force can never lose strength because the fingers are mechanically operated. Access to the dial and hands is instantaneous and the works of one piece cases can be laid bare in seconds. A platform is provided to grip a new crystal for inserting into the watch. 8 to 45 mm (3-3⁄4" - 20 ligne). The Crystal Lift provided in this listing is available with 15 prongs. The pictures showing removal and insertion process are for illustration purposes only and may have difference number of prongs. Removes and inserts crystals without disassembling the watch. Effortlessly remove and insert and round unbreakable crystal without taking the watch apart or removing the bezel. Eliminates all rings, wrenches or pliers and the brass fingers will not mar the crystal. The gripping force can never lose strength because the fingers are mechanically operated. Access to the dial and hands is instantaneous and the works of one piece cases can be laid bare in seconds. A platform is provided to grip a new crystal for inserting into a watch case. Plate allows the tool to grasp the crystal at it's edge, whilst allowing a small amount of the crystal to protrude below the prongs, so that it can be inserted into the watch cases. The tool's prongs rest on silver plates whilst grasping the crystal. The silver metal section on the right of the plate is adjustable to fit around different sized crystals, and can be revolved 180 degrees to cater for very small crystals. The knurled knob at the left end of the tool controls the expansion and contraction of the prongs. If you are planning to remove or replace a watch crystal, particularly unbreakable watch crystals, a crystal lift will be the best way to remove or insert a new crystal into the watch case. These lifts grip the crystals evenly around the edges and hold it securely allowing you to position the new crystal evenly in the watch case, or to remove the crystal from the watch case without breaking it. Use these two guides below to learn how to use your new crystal lift to remove or replace a watch crystal. How to Remove Crystal Step 1. Start by laying the watch case out flat on your work space with the crystal facing up. Step 2. Next, take your crystal lift and open the jaws so that they are wider than your watch crystal like this. Then, holding the crystal lift over your watch crystal, lower it until the tips of the jaws are hover at the edge of the crystal where it meets the metal of the watch case. Carefully tighten the jaws of the crystal lift so that it grips the edges of the watch crystal snuggly. Step 3. Grip the crystal lift and pull up to remove the crystal. You may want to hold the watch band in one hand here so that the watch case offers a little resistance to the lift, allowing you to easily remove the crystal. Step 4. If the watch crystal does not easily pop out of the case, reposition the jaws of the crystal lift and tighten them a little more this time before trying to lift it out again. Finished! How to Reinstall Crystal Step 1. The first things you will need to do is to measure watch crystall to find the right size replacement crystal. Once you have your replacement crystal in hand, be aware that the new crystal will look like it is too big for the watch case if you just hold it next to the watch. The crystal lift will compress the crystal into the watch case and the pressure will hold it in place when you are done. Step 2. Place the new crystal flat on the crystal holding base, between the two metal plates, so that the top of the crystal faces up. Carefully tighten the screw on the base until the metal plates hold the crystal in place. Step 3. Take your crystal lift and open the jaws wider than the size of the crystal. Hold the crystal lift over the crystal so that the tips of the jaws rest on the top of the metal plates of the base. Carefully close the jaws until they grip the crystal snuggly. Step 4. Pick up the crystal lift and crystal then turn it upside down so that the bottom of the crystal is facing up toward the ceiling. Take your watch case and hold it over the upside down crystal. The crystal should fit inside the watch case, but if it doesn’t you will need to tighten the lift a little more. Step 5. Once you are sure the crystal will fit in the case, lift the watch case away and use your blower to remove any dust from the back of the watch crystal and the inside of the dial. Step 6. Then, when you are sure any debris has been removed, replace the watch case upside down over the watch crystal again. Holding the lift to the watch case so that the edge of the crystal sits inside the watch case, slowly release the tension in the lift so that the crystal fits into place in the watch. Finished!