1959 Marlin Worn Crown Replacement

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1959 Marlin Worn Crown Replacement

Postby Tony » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:55 pm

One of the first challenges you will face with restoring vintage US Time \ Timex and it's sub brands is what to do with worn out crowns.
For some it is easy as they just unscrew and can be replaced. But, for the greater majority the crown is pres fit or permanently fixed to the stem.
Yes, you can look for donors. What that will result in is an every growing pile of watches missing parts. Or, you look for those blue plasitc trays that were sold as repalcement kits. This is generally a good otption but again you will qucikly run out of the favorite enveloped. I will venture you will find #11 empty or not there at all. "why"? well for this one you will have to find out for your self.

So, with nothing more than a Dremel fitted with a stone and some simple hands tools you can get this done. Took me 10 minutes!

All of the technique is not shown and the reason for that is to encourage you to try and learn.

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Re: 1959 Marlin Worn Crown Replacement

Postby Tony » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:22 pm

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Re: 1959 Marlin Worn Crown Replacement

Postby Mel » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:10 pm

Good - make that great - tutorial Tony ! I will "pin" this later on (with your permission of course) and we can start an "Advanced Servicing" section maybe? :?:
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Re: 1959 Marlin Worn Crown Replacement

Postby Tony » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:49 am

thanks Mel, feel free to use any of my technical posting as you see fit.

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Re: 1959 Marlin Worn Crown Replacement

Postby Timexguy74 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:46 pm

How did you fit the new crown on did you use some type of glue and were did you get the new crown I have a watch that needs a new crown.
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Re: 1959 Marlin Worn Crown Replacement

Postby Tony » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:24 pm

The 65' viscount shown is an easy one to find a replacement stem\crown for. The post of how to replace the crown is intended for when finding a replacement is very difficult. In this case a 1958 Marlin which finding a replacement typically means you have to buy one for parts. Reason they are hard to find is that that those blue plastic kits you may see on EBay only go back to 1963.

I do not sell parts but, you may consider contacting JerseyMo via his EBay id of pack43. Just tell him Tony dropped his name to you.

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Re: 1959 Marlin Worn Crown Replacement

Postby Timexguy74 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:38 pm

Ok thanks Tony I'll message him and mention you also I see crowns for sell but with all different part numbers how is someone supposed to know what one is for there watch is there a guide?

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Re: 1959 Marlin Worn Crown Replacement

Postby Timexguy74 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:58 pm

Got my part thanks for the tip Tony.

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Re: 1959 Marlin Worn Crown Replacement

Postby RonD » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:45 pm

Tony, just trying to understand exactly what you did... did you grind down the old crown until it came off and then put threads on the end of the stem so you could screw a crown to it? Regards, Ron

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Re: 1959 Marlin Worn Crown Replacement

Postby Tony » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:55 am

RonD wrote:Tony, just trying to understand exactly what you did... did you grind down the old crown until it came off and then put threads on the end of the stem so you could screw a crown to it? Regards, Ron


in short, yes


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