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1990's Zodiac Crown Repairs Are Now Possible!
« on: October 14, 2013, 11:56:25 AM »
Good news! BWG has found a Swiss supplier for screw down crowns for the 1990's Zodiacs. As most know, these crowns were a once piece stem/crown combo that once broken, or stripped, was not repairable due to a lack of parts.

BWG took my 1990's chrono and removed the tube, drilled out the case, installed the new tube, then added a 2 part stem and crown. Of course they are unsigned and ever so lightly smaller, but I can wear my watch again.

The new crown and tube that has been installed on this chronograph is in the same technical style of those originally found on the vintage Super Sea Wolf.  However, the way that the new tube is installed ensures a tighter seal than the original for these watches.  The replacement tube has inside threads, is longer to allow for deeper contact with the crown after it is screwed down, and has an interior gasket that doubles up with the gasket in the crown to allow for a better seal.  Most importantly, they are Swiss made and their quality is much improved over the originals used in the 1990 Zodiacs.
 
« Last Edit: October 14, 2013, 11:59:59 AM by Butch »
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