Need a new crown for a Seiko SNK 805

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    Need a new crown for a Seiko SNK 805

    I just swapped out the 7S26 movement to a NH35 and the dial to an aviator style, but realized that when I put it all back together I forgot the crown was semi recessed thus making a a little difficult to hand wind. Any suggestions as to what kind of crown will look good with small SNK profile?

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    Re: Need a new crown for a Seiko SNK 805

    Those Seiko 5 cases were deliberately designed with a "hidden crown" because they were supposed to be non-hand-windable.. This is why I never bothered upgrading mine.
    Casio DW5600E; Orient Bambino V3; Red Star 1963; Seiko SARB033, SKX007 (NH36), SNA411, SNK809 (rebuild), SSB033, SUP880; Timex Fairfield Small Seconds; Tissot Automatic III; Vostok 420059

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    Re: Need a new crown for a Seiko SNK 805

    I just reuse the original crown with the NH35/36 stem. It's also bead blasted so it's going to be pretty hard to find a replacement. Like the comment above, it wasn't designed to be hand wound. It's not the easiest to grip on some models like the 805, but personally I don't find it to be a big deal because I only to need to wind it a few turns occasionally & I'm just glad it has hacking seconds. I know Ebay & Esslinger.com sell generic crowns but I've never used or needed them.

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