I am looking for a camera with a macro function to photograph my work. I had a 18 or 20 megapixel Sony point and shoot that worked great for super close pics, but lost it in a fire. Dont remember the model but it was a pocket sized camera I could zoom and focus on pallet stones with excellent definition. It was less than $200 US. Now I can’t find a camera that will do the job for less than $500 Any suggestions?
I have a small confession. I "fixed" it after that picture was taken, by carefully carving the notches back in to the brass with a sharp knife.
It looks and winds a whole lot better, but yes, the real fix would be to replace the crown. The wear to the crown and the plating suggests this is a well used watch, so the results of the service are all the more impressive.
Edit: The crown carving was done by removing the crown and stem assembly and grabbing its shaft in my rechargeable drill's chuck, then cutting in to the surface with a sharp modeling knife blade. The original notches were barely visible, so some good light and a steady hand were needed. The result is vastly improved in terms of both looks and function, but a new crown would be the correct solution to the problem.
Ebay (or AliX for new items only) are definitely your friends, be it for a new watch build, parts or restoration project without the hassle of driving around just to find that IF there was something interesting for a good price it has been taken already.
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