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  1. Omega Speedmaster Crown Recoil?

    Articles
    Hi all, I just noticed that my speedy's crown quite suddenly started recoiling when winding it. It's not fully wound, so it's not that. Can someone please explain to me, in layman's terms, why this is happening and if it's natural/OK? Is this something that goes away? Please help a new speedy...
  2. 6 O' Clock Crown

    Watchmaking
    Our design has a "vertical" face, taller than wide. "Portrait" mode? ))) We are looking for a quality quartz movement, 3-hand, with its stem at the 6:00 position. So far, we see only the Miyota 5Y30 - 5.5 x 6.75' ' '. Can any of the seasoned folks here suggest another option? Regards, Jay
  3. Squeaky Gasket in Crown of Speedy Pro

    Omega
    I have a 2017 Speedmaster Professional Hesalite that I bought second hand this year. It wasn't worn much before me but I've used it nearly daily for 5 months now. Recently the crown has become a little harder to turn and has a noticeable "squeaky" feel as I turn it. Could it already be time for...
  4. Speedmaster Mark II Racing Dial 145.014 requires new crown

    Omega
    Update: @Archer kindly confirmed the crown PN as 069ST43059 A good friend purchased this watch and had it sent to me first to have a look over, I think it's a great find aside from the fact that the winding crown has been replaced with a bezel-adjustment crown from a Flightmaster. The watch is...
  5. FS: 18 mm Crown & Buckle Perlon Straps

    Watches - Straps & Bracelets
    Hi all, For sale are two 18 mm Crown & Buckle perlon straps with brushed buckles. The lighter tan is their "linen melange", and the green is their "forest melange." The linen melange has been worn here and there, while the forest melange is unused. Both in very good condition. Asking $22 for...
  6. Making A Case

    Watchmaking
    Hello! I am looking to see if anyone here has made a watch case with their own CAD files. For the past couple months, I have been teaching myself CAD software, and attempting to create my first watch case. By viewing other technical drawings online, I am very close to being complete. The last...
  7. Vulcain First Lady (winding stem and crown)

    Watches - Books, Parts, Tools, Winders
    Hi, I have a watch Vulcain First Lady (ref.no. 610164N4S.BAS407) with movement Soprod A10-2 11 1/2 (Calibre Vulcain V-61). I need a winding stem with crown. I called the Vulcain factory, but they don't do it at all. Vulcain's service is disappointing. I will be grateful for any help.
  8. RAYMOND WEIL Crown 9578

    Public Forum
    Hi All, Looking for some help on a broken crown for a Raymond Weil 9578 STC 00300. The crown popped off and has been lost. It looks like there is a stem still in there. Can anyone help point me in the direction to find a replacement crown and stem? Thanks For reference...
  9. Where to find Zenith Surf 2572 crown? or size?

    Public Forum
    I'm currently searching an Original crown for this zenith. Same watch. Crown at 3. Does anyone know where can I find it? There are many in ebay so can any owner tell me what is the size of the crown so I can buy from ebay with the correct size. Picture from internet. Not mine
  10. Crown for SNK809 (7s26-02j0)

    Watchmaking
    I got off to a flying stop fitting a NH36 movement into my Seiko 5 mod. I broke the stem trying to get the old crown off. I've been trying to source a replacement crown with no joy. I'm looking at Esslinger's site right now, but don't know the exact dimensions of the crown, or the part number...
  11. Help finding a crown for the 4S15 Alpinist

    Watchmaking, How To's and Technical Resources
    Hi, recently I purchased a broken Alpinist 4S15-6000, I got it working again but the stem is broken and I'm having no luck trying to source a replacement. It is one of those with spring, for the screw down crown, so the part should be the complete stem plus crown. The part number seems to be...
  12. Original Omega Crowns for Sale (fresh, sealed and unused) - list attached below

    Watches - Books, Parts, Tools, Winders
    Hello All, I have the following crowns for sale. Most of them are fresh, unused and sealed. 069BA42132 069BA42138 069BA43137 069BB42137 069BB42145 069BC42139 069CA42086 069DP42123 069LA42019 069LA42077 069LA63109 069LD32031 069LD42052 069NA32003 069ST42023...
  13. Crown mod on SARB065 (Original Cocktail Time)

    Watchmaking, How To's and Technical Resources
    To all SARB065 wearers and lovers, I was wondering if you could replace the dainty crown on the SARB065 with the more onion shaped from the new Presage Cocktail Time? And if so, what would be the best place to buy the crown from in Europe. Thanx a bunch, enjoy your watches guys! Marc
  14. Rolex Crowns

    Rolex & Tudor
    Hi All I'm not a Rolex expert or even an owner yet (on the wait list!) but recently bought a lot of mixed crowns and in the box were a few Rolex crowns. I was wondering if anyone could shed light on the references these may have originally come from? sizes as follows A1 is marked Brevet...
  15. Is it odd for the crown to continuously spin and not "lock" into place?

    Seiko
    regarding my recent acquisition of a SARY057, i finally sized it and set the time. however, i found it strange (concerning?) that the crown doesn't appear to lock into place. it continuously spins, albeit with a bit of a zipper-like sound and feel. thoughts? thanks.
  16. Is my crown fully screwed down?

    Public Forum
    Hello all, just recieved my third automatic watch, a black Invicta 8926OB, screwed out the crown, set time and date, then watched a video about how to screw in the crown again... Used the method of pushing in the crown and turning it backwards to hear the click, with my TINY hands, I couldn't...
  17. A little input for a novice.

    Seiko
    Hi all, Please forgive me if this is entirely in the wrong place or just executed incorrectly as this is my first forum post...ever. Exclaimer aside, I have been in the watch hobby for not much more than a few months though getting into it very fast. Funnily enough the spark was an Invicta...
  18. Looking for a signed crown for my first Zodiac Aerospace GMT

    Vintage & Pocket watches
    Today I received my first Zodiac, a lovely 60's Aerospace GMT, looks great, bezel insert is intact, dial looks untouched, runs nicely! A couple of things need to be done: -A new acrylic crystal, this one has some "crackling" and they are not too expensive too replace, my watchmaker can...
  19. Seiko Samurai 2017 Crown Sealing

    Seiko
    Hi All, Does anyone know if the new Seiko Samurai have double gaskets in the Crown? One of my friends got a Samurai as well when he saw mine, we were out with some friends for dinner and washing his hands noticed sauce on his watch. So ofcourse his natural reaction knowing its a divers watch...
  20. How far would you trust a 10 ATM Push-Pull Crown

    Affordable watches
    Do you trust a watch with a rating of 10 ATM bu that does not have a screw down crown, only a push-pull? How far would you trust it? Washing dishes? Shower? Swimming? I am researching for a purchase I'm considering. I read this thread...
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