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Re: Suspicious Repair - Vintage Chrono Crown (ref. 73473)

Thank you. I'll have pictures posted soon, although the crowns before and after service certainly do not match.

Since my last post, the servicing jeweler had a strange response when I raised the issue, initially acknowledging the problem and offering to have their 3rd party service company (who they blamed for the mistake) send over crowns that would be more authentic/original. Later they changed their tune, insisting that the crown was the original part, yet offering a partial refund of the service cost.

One of the crowns sent over was similar in dimension, but was a different tap size and would not fit the stem of the movement... Does anyone know the correct tap size of an authentic Valjoux 7734?

I also took the watch to a Rolex certified watchmaker for his assessment. At a glance, the movement appears to be the Valjoux 7734. However, is such thing as a "replica" or counterfeit movement of this make/model? Could this be the reason for the different crown??

Thanks again,

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