This is a stunning watch!
Very nice indeed.....
What does the second crown do? Lock the bezel?
Yes, by locking a toothed plate to the toothed bezel
VERY, VERY NICE!!
Congrats on your new edition looks in great shape.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Congrats to the buyer and seller.
And kudos to Antoine for selling us his amazing and high quality reproduction parts!
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?
Definitely an older retrofit bezel in a pattern which is not original and doesn't fit properly..