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Found my decagonal Connie crown.. and some others

  1. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Feb 16, 2019

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    I found myself picking up an unexpected number of crowns while pursuing a decagonal Constellation crown. See below for the lot. Many of them are in rough shape - particularly the gold ones.

    A few questions -
    1) See any diamonds in the rough here besides the decagonal ones? I’m familiar with photos 2 (3 thick decagonal crowns for 50s Constellations and the rest thin decagonal crowns for later Constellations), 3 (Seamaster clover crowns for 40s/50s Seamasters), and 4 (60s Seamaster scalloped crowns). What about the others?

    2) Some are missing the gasket on the inside - are these replaceable? See the last photo for an example from a thin decagonal one.

    3) One or two of the Seamaster clover crowns have a tube size of 2mm rather than 2.5mm. Any idea what these are for? As far as I’m aware all the 40s/50s Seamasters have 2.5mm tubes. Maybe these are for the Constellation calendars that are occasionally seen with the clover crown?

    Thanks for the help as always!

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  2. 124watchfan

    124watchfan Feb 18, 2019

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    Pic #4 seems to be of Seamaster Deville unishell hinged crowns. Do you have a decent shaped gold one? Can u tell if they are solid or filled/plated.
     
  3. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Feb 19, 2019

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    Most of the gold ones are in rough shape but can check later if any are usable. Either way, PM me because the guy I bought them from has better gold ones.

    Anyone have any insight into questions 2 and 3 above? Watchmakers perhaps?
     
  4. Maigol

    Maigol Dec 4, 2019

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    Hello,
    I saw your post and I’m just looking for an omega decagonal crown steel, original reference 4204, tube 2mm. It’s not produced anymore and it’s difficult to find it online, I just found the decagonal NOS 2.5mm tube but it’s not fitting my constellation pie on 14381, cal 551.
    Do you have one for me?
    Thank you
    Michele
     
  5. Erqix

    Erqix Feb 23, 2020

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    Hello!

    Do you have a decagonal Pie Pan crown for sale please for a 168.005.

    Thank you!
     
  6. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Feb 23, 2020

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    Wow- that’s a lot of crowns!
    My issue with buying vintage crowns is other than maintaining the look of originality, the gasket is potentially shot- they are truly just ornament at that point. If you can test the crowns on the correct cases via pressure test (or even a submersion test) you would have a better idea of if they are even worth putting on a prized watch that you plan to wear on any day other than a dry and sunny day (like we treat non-waterproof watches).
    That said- I think I see an SM120 crown- if the seal in that is still supple and not hard as a rock- let me know :)
     
  7. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Feb 23, 2020

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    All my decagonal crowns are either sold or being saved for projects unfortunately.


    Which one is that?
     
  8. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Feb 24, 2020

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    This one I believe- but not totally sure

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