What could cause this to happen to a Rolex crown?

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What could cause this to happen to a Rolex crown?

Joined: September 10th, 2009, 7:13 pm

May 22nd, 2012, 11:32 am #1

This crown was found by a fellow Dutch collector on his Tudor Submariner from the early 90s.

Does anyone know if this ctrown was shipped like this or how this could have happened?

Overpolishing was a suggestion but this looks almost too symmetrical. . .





Thanks,

Marc
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Joined: October 22nd, 2007, 6:21 pm

May 22nd, 2012, 11:57 am #2

The ones on the far sides are polished most and 'lost' their cover.
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Joined: September 10th, 2009, 7:13 pm

May 22nd, 2012, 1:15 pm #3

Is it normal that the dots and the twinlock stripe are hollow? (nt)
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Joined: December 10th, 2006, 12:49 am

May 22nd, 2012, 5:09 pm #4

The ones on the far sides are polished most and 'lost' their cover.
...this is simply a wrong-sized replacement crown? (i.e. a Datejust rather than Submariner crown)
Last edited by amdubin on May 22nd, 2012, 5:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Charlie Mae
Charlie Mae

May 22nd, 2012, 6:35 pm #5

This is normal. The crown points are often the first to wear either from polish or from rubbing up against objects. The points are all hollow and I have seen this on dozens of crowns over the years. Normal.
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Joined: September 10th, 2009, 7:13 pm

May 22nd, 2012, 9:07 pm #6

Thanks guys, so overpolishing looks to be the cause after all then.

Cheers,

Marc
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Joined: May 28th, 2007, 5:43 pm

May 22nd, 2012, 10:54 pm #7

If it were over polished you wouldn't even see the crown tips.

If they are hollow they are likely not terribly consistent.

The crown may have been polished...but I have seen crowns where the crown and line were almost invisible...THAT I would call over polished.
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