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  1. Evening all Sorry to ask such a basic question but I have never purchased and fitted a new crown so I really am having trouble with the measurement side of things. I have measured my current crown and the dimensions are as follows 4.88 width 3.61 length The thread it fixes onto is 0.85 The trouble is I have looked on places like eBay and can’t find replacements with these exact dimensions. Would I have to buy a bigger or smaller crown and do some modifications or is it just a hunting game when I keep looking until I find an exact match???? I’m a complete newbie and any input
  2. Interesting, when you talk about the price being preserved are you saying having the dial redone will not affect the price? And I agree these markings to the dial do not look natural to me they either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Cheers for all the input guys, I will be talking the watch to a specialist as this is far beyond my capabilities. Once I have the dial back I will post some pictures [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Good morning all I recently purchased this Oyster Lipton and was wondering if anyone could shed any light on the dial for me. Personally I have no expertise in restoring dials and wouldn’t like to give it a go myself as I don’t want to make it worse. Would a dial in this state be able to be cleaned up by a professional restorer or would the dial have to be completely refinished? And if so is there anyone who you could recommend. Any input would be greatly appreciated, cheers guys Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks for the input guys [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi guys Here are the pictures of the watch as it would not let me upload them the first time around Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hi all I have had this offered to me by a third party but would like some second opinions before even considering it. The dial looks like a fake in my opinion as the finish just seems a little rough. The movement on the other hand looks okay from what I can see and I have also seen other similar Vacheron movements without the Geneva seal. They plastic on the back is what makes me think it’s 100% wrong as a watch of this age would surely never have this intact. I have zero experience with this brand so if I have asked any silly questions I apologies in advance. Cheers Sent fro
  8. Hi mike, welcome to the forum Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I have literally just stumbled across this post and it reads like a story book. I think I became slightly emotionally invested in the GP working again. Sorry to hear that you couldn’t get it working again and hopefully in the future you can give us an update as I don’t think the story of this watch is finished just yet Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Welcome to this friendly and very helpful forum [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I look forward to seeing photographs of your work posted in the next few weeks then [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hi joe welcome to the forum [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Sure, no I have not come across this during my research so thanks for that. it certainly does display a lot of the same traits doesn’t it. I’m having trouble finding out if similar models also have fixed bars between the lugs as mine does but I’m guessing there would be different variations between the models anyway. aesthetically I find the watch very pleasing but until some of these questions have been answered I don’t think I will be able to fully enjoy the piece as I’m a sucker for knowing the history of my timepieces. Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Oh interesting. I have sent some pictures to Piaget to see if they have any information on the watch as I don’t even know the reference number or anything else about it and would love to have a little more information. I have no reason to believe the dial is a forgery but if it was I wouldn’t even know to be totally honest as the brand & age of the watch are out of my expertise, hopefully Piaget can shed some light on this matter.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Yes the case has only a tiny dint on the back of one of the lugs but apart from that it has only light scratches and I also believe that it’s unpolished but I’m not expert. I’ve attached a picture of the dial and would love to hear your opinion on it. Cheers & thanks for the link to the AS1171 service Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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