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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