Need Help Finding a Crown and Crown Tube for an Omega 470 Cal movement (1955)

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    Need Help Finding a Crown and Crown Tube for an Omega 470 Cal movement (1955)

    Hello,

    I recently purchased this vintage 1955 square face Omega with a 470 Cal movement from a yard-sale. The crown and crown tube are missing but otherwise the watch appears to be functioning. I've looked for part number of a replacement crown but haven't found one yet.

    Any experts willing to help?

    Thank you!
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    Re: Need Help Finding a Crown and Crown Tube for an Omega 470 Cal movement (1955)

    Welcome to Watchuseek. Crowns are easily bought, although original crowns are rather more difficult to get. Still, you do occasionally see them on fleabay. Rather more difficult would be the crown tube. I am not sure whether a decent goldsmith would be able to make up a new one from scratch (he probably would but would probably need exact specifications and without one as a template, it might get difficult.....). Good luck in your quest.

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    Re: Need Help Finding a Crown and Crown Tube for an Omega 470 Cal movement (1955)

    That is a two piece case that the movement sits in a depression in the case back (like old Bulova, Hamilton and all the other old square case watches) there is no crown tube, the crown has an extended center that the stem screws in to. This acts like the crown tube.

    It is like the one in this picture on the net


    It looks like you just need the crown and the stem as it looks like the one you have is broken
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    Re: Need Help Finding a Crown and Crown Tube for an Omega 470 Cal movement (1955)

    Save for the parts already mentioned, I think you can also start looking for a new dial, because this one has been badly repainted at some point.
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    Re: Need Help Finding a Crown and Crown Tube for an Omega 470 Cal movement (1955)

    Quote Originally Posted by drojan View Post
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    Any experts willing to help? . . . ]
    Case number?
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    Re: Need Help Finding a Crown and Crown Tube for an Omega 470 Cal movement (1955)

    I would try Otto Frei for the crown. Omega repairs and parts is their "thing". I've used them personally years ago when I first started collecting. I had a vintage omega much like yours that needed a specific link end for the bracelet, and somehow they hunted it down.

    Otherwise sure, auction sites work too, though you never know what you will receive. Also, I think MKWS is right about the dial above.

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