Question about 18Kt 16808 crystal retaining ring

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Question about 18Kt 16808 crystal retaining ring

seattleal
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seattleal
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Joined: September 1st, 2011, 4:45 am

July 2nd, 2012, 10:05 pm #1

I recently had occasion to remove the bezel from my 16808 for the first time. I was surprised to see that the retaining ring was steel, not gold. Is this correct and standard?

I also noticed after the last service by the RSC in SF that the crown tube is steel (the crown is YG).
Is that standard also?

Thanks all for your help.
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Joined: October 21st, 2008, 8:48 am

July 3rd, 2012, 7:49 am #2

Yes, retaining ring and tube are steel, crown is steel 18k plated.
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