Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin
Will follow these up next time in Sydney. Was speaking with a friend who mentioned that I could try the glass works here in Canberra to get one custom made. Aside from that it's been serviced a few years back and just needs a new battery.
Going local with BT to get my linen jacket. Considered OH but that would involve at least three trips to Sydney.
Quarter lined, two buttons, single vent,patch pockets. Padded shoulders? Not sure of colour either Tobacco or an olive will see what they have when I visit this week.
With regard to the watch crystal, getting the shape right is only part of it. Crystals are sometimes surrounded by a seal, or gasket, and so if the seal is old and needs to be replaced along with the crystal, you could be out of luck even if you can find a crystal or have one made. Best to talk with an experienced watch repairer first so as to get their opinion before you spend money getting a crystal made.
You could be in luck, though, as not all watches have seals/gaskets - some use cement and some even just snap into place and seal through the compression between the crystal and the side of the watch case.
Originally Posted by Petepan
Dont think you will need padded shoulders. Both colors sound great.
Don't forget that, depending on the build of the person wearing it, some jackets actually look better with a bit of padding in the shoulders.
Having said that, GF does have a solid build so his jacket shoulders probably don't need much, if any, padding.