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  1. DotOverNine

    DotOverNine May 17, 2019

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    Good friday morning to you all =)

    What do you make of a crown in this condition?
    What does it tell about the rest of the watch?

    I'm a little tempted by the watch but i'm not experienced enough in restoring them...

    This is a 145022-68 ST.
    rusty crown.JPG rusty crown2.JPG
     
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  2. Chewbakkka

    Chewbakkka May 17, 2019

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    It's not the crown but the stem. Sometimes it's only the stem which is rusted and this one is easy and cheap to replace. But other times, your keyless work is rusted as well and you will only find out after removing of the dial. Do you have pictures of the condition of the work side?
     
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  3. Risto

    Risto May 17, 2019

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  4. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 17, 2019

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    It means the seal inside the crown failed a long time ago, and the stem (at a minimum) is rusted to the point it should be replaced. it would not surprise me if other parts need replacing also, but you won't know the extent of the damage until it's taken apart.
     
  5. DotOverNine

    DotOverNine May 17, 2019

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    Hard to tell, the extent of the damage i mean.

    Here's an inside shot.

    Thinking more and more that this is an "stay outta of it" object
    rusty2.JPG
     
  6. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 17, 2019

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    Many of the parts that are likely to be damaged from water in this area, are either under the dial or between the main plate and the barrel bridge...