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Longines conquest power reserve

  1. pitpro Likes the game. Mar 6, 2016

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    Probably right. The more of these I see, I think the scalloped crown
    is correct for the fish enameled early versions and the button
    crown is correct for the later plain caseback.
    What do you think?
     
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  2. JohnSteed Mar 6, 2016

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    As usual there's probably some discussion on crowns. That said, I do agree, this is the original crown for this watch with fish c/b
     
  3. JohnSteed Mar 6, 2016

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    Think I've heard it said that the 'scalloped' crown is very rare.

    But has anyone ever seen one on eBay or anywhere else?
    I know we can make these but its a very difficult and labour intensive process (by a couple experts here on OF, of course)
     
  4. pitpro Likes the game. Mar 6, 2016

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    -nope.
    -and do tell?
     
  5. JohnSteed Mar 6, 2016

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    As you can guess, I can't find the thread here where crowns are discussed. But sure its here someplace

    Still no others posting their LCPReserve.....hmmm
     
  6. Rman Mar 6, 2016

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    Hi S, I've got one at service that I picked up last year. pics when it comes back to me for sure.
     
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  7. JohnSteed Mar 6, 2016

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    ::psy::

    Hey R - any chance of a pic from your archives?
     
  8. dragoman Mar 6, 2016

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  9. Rman Mar 6, 2016

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    Yes, but he can't do the crown in stainless because the way he's making them (in brass) they need plating. Can't plate with stainless.
    So... when you see one in stainless, it's original;)

    S- here you go. Replacement crown. I've located a scallop crown for it, it has the plain caseback, no fishy.
    Screen Shot 2016-03-06 at 1.56.13 PM.png

    My guess is that it will become a cult piece like the 13zn and the scallop crown will be required to fetch high numbers. It's an amazingly original and terrific looking design.

    I watched the recent one on the 'Bay, the dial was just degraded enough that I didn't go for it, but I reckon in years to come that price will seem a bargain.
     
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  10. JohnSteed Mar 6, 2016

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    aaah. Thnx for that thread :)

    your sentiment your privilege, of course.
     
  11. JohnSteed Mar 6, 2016

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    Thanks @Rman That's a lovely watch !! Dibs!

    And isn't that likely an original (or suitable) crown? IMHO a crown won't turn me off a watch!
     
  12. Rman Mar 6, 2016

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    It won't turn me off, but I want to be turned on!!:D:whistling:
    It doesn't nest over the crown tube completely so there is a gap of a mm or 2... no wings, no Longines, so...no not for me.
    I guess the scallop finishes the look for me in this case. But I'd wear one without it. And if it wasn't an auto, I'd probably take the crown with better grip.
     
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  13. dragoman Mar 6, 2016

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    I didn't mean there was anything fishy, I was just refloating the lost thread.

    And for the crown itself, of course, it is interesting and I would pay a hefty premium for it (actually, I was on the brink of buying a dial, a movement, and the crown, in gold, until I realised it was the wrong gold for my watch).

    But in the specific case of the SS power reserve that sold two weeks ago, I feel that there has to be better specimens for a better price.

    In any case, I also believe this Conquest (the power reserve with the multipronged crown) shall become the reference piece of that period Longineses.
     
  14. dragoman Mar 6, 2016

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    [​IMG]

    May I suggest that one as a gap filler?

    http://www.ebay.es/itm/RARE-VINTAGE...655244?hash=item5b214c098c:g:7GAAAOSwT6pViPqS
     
  15. Rman Mar 6, 2016

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    Like I said I found a scalloped original one but thanks.
     
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  16. Hijak Mar 6, 2016

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  17. JohnSteed Mar 6, 2016

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    btw....Love the facets on that one, Ed!
     
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  19. Hijak Mar 6, 2016

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    :)
    Wrist Shot, 04.JPG
     
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  20. JohnSteed Mar 6, 2016

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    DaT is nice :thumbsup:

    dibs:rolleyes:
     
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