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  1. Hello from Nashville TN!!! I’m new to the watch repair world, but I’m nerdy and loving it! I’m helping a friend out and repairing his old Benrus Square Rigger. Basically the crown was damaged (the internal pipe was bent badly…I tried to straighten it and it broke.) Anyways, I’ve learned a lot about this watch but I need some help it’s a split stem system and I was able to source the correct stem. What I know so far. It’s a split stem, male side screws into the crown. 5mm crown. Tap 9. 2mm tube on the case. I bought a random lot of vintage crowns and was able to make one of them work. It’s the crown on the left side in the pic. The problem is, I need a gold one! I need to find a crown with a recessed “pipe.” The gold one on the right, that has a flush pipe will not work…regardless of how much you trim the stem. It’s has to be recessed like the steel one. I’m just not sure how to search for that!
  2. Good day experts, I am about to restore a gold plated watch, I have done nickel plating before and plan to do my first gold plate soon. There are different versions of plating solution eg 18k and 24k, can anyone advise which is the preferred type for a watch case? I assumed that 24k is softer than 18k so may wear more quickly (??) - but these are just my initial thoughts. Can anyone advise on which k gives the best balance of appearance and durability before I invest in the plating solutions ie 18k, 24k or xxk. My plan is to: Remove the existing watch plating and take the case to base metal (looks like brass) Polish/clean etc, Nickle plate (I assume this is needed?) Clean etc Gold plate PS: I appreciate every set up is different but if there is any other general advice/rules-of-thumb etc on plating, this would be greatly appreciated; voltage, current, duration etc....
  3. My uncle bought this watch in 1991 and left me it in his will. I've been unable to find the same watch anywhere online so I was wondering if anyone could help me find out more about it?
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