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Broken Barometer Crystal

Does anyone know where I might be able to find a replacement crystal for my barometer? I have several cracks in the glass and it will need replacing. I have not had much luck finding such a place on-line and didn't know if you might have some leads as to where I might be able to find a replacement crystal?

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any glas shop should be able to make you one t crystal is just glue in to the retainer in most
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The crystal in my barometer is convex, so it would probably need to be something designed specifically for a barometer like mine.
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It would probably help a lot more if you said who made the barometer and what model it was. Have you tried to contact the manufacturer?? If not, that would be a good first step. If you don't know who the manufacturer is, it probably says someplace on the barometer....
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It would probably help a lot more if you said who made the barometer and what model it was. Have you tried to contact the manufacturer?? If not, that would be a good first step. If you don't know who the manufacturer is, it probably says someplace on the barometer....
Hi sailingdog!

It was manufactured in Germany but I am not sure if they are still in business. It is a Wempe and I think the beveled glass is about 4 inches while the diameter of the barometer itself is about 5"?

I am not sure that this has affected the workings of the barometer, but I still think I would like it replaced.
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I'd try a watch maker.
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I'd try a watch maker.
I will try that. Now if only I can find one!
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Start with a good local jeweler. If he doesn't repair watches he probably know someone who does.
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Start with a good local jeweler. If he doesn't repair watches he probably know someone who does.
Will do!
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