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    Default New acquisition..Longines Weems

    Latest incoming, Longines Weems

    Both crowns are wrong, & I've got plans to change them courtesy of Antoine. All in all though, I'm very pleased with it.

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    Welcome to the club

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    This is a stunning watch!

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    Very nice indeed.....

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    Beautiful piece sir 🙂

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    What does the second crown do? Lock the bezel?

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    Yes, by locking a toothed plate to the toothed bezel

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    VERY, VERY NICE!!

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    Congrats on your new edition looks in great shape.

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    Congrats and enjoy !

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    I bought the Longines Weems winding crown & bezel-locking kit from Antoine & John Senior has just fitted them. This is the result, restored to it's former glory.




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    Looks perfect 👍🏻

    I just ordered a non-weems 6b crown from Antoine and am really happy he finally got all the crowns made..

    It's curious though that many of the Weems watches don't have their original crowns any longer.. is it just wear & tear or is there some inherent flaw or weakness with the crown/stem arrangement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambstew View Post
    It's curious though that many of the Weems watches don't have their original crowns any longer.. is it just wear & tear or is there some inherent flaw or weakness with the crown/stem arrangement?
    I was thinking the same thing but came to ask a different question: why is it thought the flanged pattern of winding crown is correct for the Weems? (I ask this as a Longines ignoramus).

    Regards,

    Martin (isologue)

    P.S. Really nice watch btw...

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    Couple of barn finds have had that crown. Over the years more have turned up. One things for sure other than that crown, all winding crowns I've seen on them look odd. We know the locking crown type.

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    I think the crown needs to be like that for ease of winding, especially if wearing gloves. The incorrect crown which was fitted to this watch previously was really difficult to use. I had get my finger nails on it to turn it. I'm sure when the watch comes back from John, possibly this morning, it'll be a lot easier to wind.

    It's a small watch so it looks a bit big for it relatively. I can see how it's historically vulnerable to getting knocked off or damaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isologue View Post
    I was thinking the same thing but came to ask a different question: why is it thought the flanged pattern of winding crown is correct for the Weems? (I ask this as a Longines ignoramus).

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    Martin (isologue)

    P.S. Really nice watch btw...
    Martin, you can see what the original crown looked like on a 1940 photo the Longines Museum sent me:




    You can really the shape of the original crown which as, Trident, mentioned was easier to pull out or wind especially with gloves.

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    Thanks for the extra info re the crowns. I vaguely recalled that Longines had supplied good data on these but couldn't find the references. Nice watches.

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    Martin (isologue)

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    Simply beautiful.

    Congrats to the buyer and seller.

    And kudos to Antoine for selling us his amazing and high quality reproduction parts!

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    not sure if this is appropriate thread?
    but why not, anyone seen this configuration?
    octagonal bezel seems to ruin the idea of the Weems navigational method? but looks old and dinged like the rest of watch?

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    Definitely an older retrofit bezel in a pattern which is not original and doesn't fit properly..

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