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    I have a circa 1959 Rolex Precision men's dress watch which belonged to my grandfather. I say circa 1959 because that was the date it was presented to him for long service, but it could be older.

    At some stage the crown was replaced with a non Rolex part, at least it's not stamped as Rolex. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of a possible supplier for a genuine replacement crown?

    I've tried to do some research online but am not confident that I am looking at the right part fit my particular watch.

    I can post some photos of the watch next week when I am back from holiday but it looks pretty much identical to the image below but with a gold case.




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    Difficult to get hold of genuine NOS Rolex crowns. There are one or two places that might have them but we'll need the case reference number before a replacement can be found. One place I know has gold Rolex crowns listed at around the $250 USD and upwards mark
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      Difficult to get hold of genuine NOS Rolex crowns. There are one or two places that might have them but we'll need the case reference number before a replacement can be found. One place I know has gold Rolex crowns listed at around the $250 USD and upwards mark
      Yeah so I've noticed! I'll get the case number when I get back home.


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      • #4
        That one looks like a dustproof crown - as opposed to the usual Rolex Oyster and similar.
        Try this at 40 euro Might be a touch small at 4.25 mm but that case looks quite thin on the edge so might be OK.
        http://www.passionchrono.com/en/role...70.html#idTab1
        Or another dustproof one at 5mm: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolex-Crown-...-/152446173929
        Or this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Role...EAAOSwLnBX5CoP
        Looks like this one of your grandads could be a 9 carat English made case similar to the one I serviced recently.

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          That one looks like a dustproof crown - as opposed to the usual Rolex Oyster and similar.
          Try this at 40 euro Might be a touch small at 4.25 mm but that case looks quite thin on the edge so might be OK.
          http://www.passionchrono.com/en/role...70.html#idTab1
          Or another dustproof one at 5mm: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolex-Crown-...-/152446173929
          Or this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Role...EAAOSwLnBX5CoP
          Looks like this one of your grandads could be a 9 carat English made case similar to the one I serviced recently.
          Hi Dave

          I was thinking what I might do is send it up to you with my seiko and you could take a look at it. As well as the crown the stem appears to be a little short and you have to push it down quite hard to engage the winding mechanism, but maybe that's because the crown is too tall?

          Cheers
          Brett

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          • #6
            Sure Brett, be happy to help. Here's the one I've just done, similar age and probably movement but the centre seconds version. Note, photos are pre service https://www.timekeeper.co.nz/viewtop...p=56379#p56379
            This one had an oversized (for the times) 36.2mm case and a real "presence", I really, really, liked it! I used a high grade gold capped, NOS but not branded crown that I had and he was very happy with that, he wasn't a collector but the original owner for almost 60 years. Quite remarkable.

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