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    One last incoming for the week.

    60's Vintage TISSOT SeaStar Automatic, Calibre 785 17 Jewels. Unfortunately, it's not the original crown and I didn't notice that little bit until after the auction.









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    Re: One last incoming for the week.

    Uh Oh!! I better watch out if your on to Tissots now EG!!! lol

    I started with various Seastars, and I think they're nice, quality watches, mostly for a good price

    Enjoy

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    Re: One last incoming for the week.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyMonkey View Post
    Uh Oh!! I better watch out if your on to Tissots now EG!!! lol

    I started with various Seastars, and I think they're nice, quality watches, mostly for a good price

    Enjoy
    I am also looking at a 1958 Seastar with a Cal. 27B-21 16 jewel movement. Hopefully it is still around when I decide to purchase.
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    Re: One last incoming for the week.

    Looks pretty decent even without the original crown~Cheers!

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    Re: One last incoming for the week.

    Its immaculate.

    The crown suits it well enough - and I'd leave it if it were mine - but I'm sure you could get a suitable Tissot one if it bothers you.
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    Re: One last incoming for the week.

    Nice catch wear it in good health
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    Re: One last incoming for the week.

    Another nice one there, but the crown looks to be from about a decade earlier. I'll bet you can find one that would be a better fit cheap enough though. Enjoy it!

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    Re: One last incoming for the week.

    To me an original crown of a watch indicates a higher probability of neglect by previous owners. Once a movement is ruined, recovery is mucho expensive. A replacement indicates previous ownership cared about watertight integrity. And crowns are easy to replace.
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    Re: One last incoming for the week.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beau8 View Post
    Looks pretty decent even without the original crown~Cheers!
    Thank you. I am probably going to leave it for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Its immaculate.

    The crown suits it well enough - and I'd leave it if it were mine - but I'm sure you could get a suitable Tissot one if it bothers you.
    I will most likely leave it as is. I am not such a stickler that I need to have the original crown.

    Quote Originally Posted by georges zaslavsky View Post
    Nice catch wear it in good health
    Thank you sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougcee View Post
    Another nice one there, but the crown looks to be from about a decade earlier. I'll bet you can find one that would be a better fit cheap enough though. Enjoy it!
    I probably could, but if I am going to replace it I want to try to find the correct crown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    To me an original crown of a watch indicates a higher probability of neglect by previous owners. Once a movement is ruined, recovery is mucho expensive. A replacement indicates previous ownership cared about watertight integrity. And crowns are easy to replace.
    That's an excellent way to look at it. Thank you.
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    Re: One last incoming for the week.

    Eeeb, I don't quite understand. Are you saying that when purchasing a vintage you should seek out watches with replacement, non-original crowns?
    All things being equal, which they never are, it seems kind of an odd conclusion. But I may be wrong! At any rate, they're only watches!!

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