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Crown needed for new acquisition. [message #8144] Wed, 07 June 2017 22:33 Go to next message
semroc is currently offline  semroc
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index.php?t=getfile&id=3347&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=3346&private=0Hello all. Does anyone know where I can get a crown for this one? Thanks in advance. Eli
Re: Crown needed for new acquisition. [message #8145 is a reply to message #8144] Thu, 08 June 2017 04:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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Do you need a stem too? I'm pretty sure the style crown should of had the 'G' marking rather than 'Gruen'. Sorry to say I don't have one, but they are common on the swamp. Need to know the tap size too.

Don't want to be overly pedantic as I'm not familiar with your knowledge base.


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Re: Crown needed for new acquisition. [message #8146 is a reply to message #8145] Thu, 08 June 2017 05:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
semroc is currently offline  semroc
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Yes, I need the stem too. I don't know the tap size. My knowledge base is pretty low. Just starting out in the watch collecting hobby. Thanks for the help. How do i determine tap size?
Re: Crown needed for new acquisition. [message #8147 is a reply to message #8146] Thu, 08 June 2017 06:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green is currently offline  Barney Green
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Hi,

first you need to know the movement used in this watch. Should be a 510 based variant already, I guess a 510R. BTW, your watch was born in 1962 and is known as "Mark". Stems should be easy to get, there are also pretty often a number of wrecked watches or movements in the swamp which might have stem and crown going with it.

Barney


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Re: Crown needed for new acquisition. [message #8148 is a reply to message #8147] Thu, 08 June 2017 15:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
semroc is currently offline  semroc
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Thanks for the info Barney. It is a 510 movement.
Re: Crown needed for new acquisition. [message #8150 is a reply to message #8148] Fri, 09 June 2017 03:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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Try with Scotch's watch parts...
http://www.scotchwatch.com/gruen_watch_parts_inventory.html

I bet he has the correct crown too.


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Re: Crown needed for new acquisition. [message #8167 is a reply to message #8150] Fri, 16 June 2017 18:07 Go to previous message
semroc is currently offline  semroc
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index.php?t=getfile&id=3349&private=0Got the crown, and cleaned it up a bit. Thanks for the help.
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