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Breitling Abyss sufferig from weak crowns

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Just minutes ago disaster struck.....

I was servicing my personal Abyss and just after I cased and uncased the movement for about a 100 times to get the crystal and dial dust free, I was nearly finished when I tried to screw down my crown. Nothing...

The threads on the inside of the crown stripped. From the start the crown would only screw done only 1 turn or so but that never bothered me. But the fact the threads on the inside of the crown are made of pudding do p!ss me off!

Who else has an Abyss and has crown issues? Do all Abyss' suffer from weak crown and / of short threads or is this related to the recent batches?.......

I remember a member posting a similar issue with a crown screwing downs only half a turn.

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Happened to me twice, with the same watch, crown was exchanged the first time, but failed again. Finally fixed when Angus swapped the whole case set for me ;)

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My turns two time and I wouldn't really rely on it. But it's very waterproof an the timing is superb so I almost never losen the crown.

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Yes, it's another notorious watch with a weak crown....just like the omega PO. There was even a sales thread recently where some guy was flipping a brand new abyss because it wasn't his style, it was at a good price, completely unused, then an hour into the sale he pulled it because the brand new watch crown failed when asked by a poster if he could check the crown action. :(

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crappy thing to happen, I wish they would improve this issue, its seems to be really common and its a real pain in the ass to fix. Everytime I screw the crown down in my watches I am paranoid,

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How much is a gen crown and tube?

Who here has swapped them? Or are they hard to get.

Sorry, I'm new to this brand rep-wise. This would seem the solution?

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Breitling parts are very very hard to get. Unless you know a breitling repair center who is a good friend and willing to help you off course.

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Breitling parts are very very hard to get. Unless you know a breitling repair center who is a good friend and willing to help you off course.

+1

I have some connections but even they can't help me to obtain parts of current models.

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I would agree on the crown. It never feels good when tightening the crown. [censored], now you got me all worried.

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i used to be able to get gen breitling crowns does anyone know the correct size or code of them and il try and see what i can find

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i used to be able to get gen breitling crowns does anyone know the correct size or code of them and il try and see what i can find

Cool! I have no idea? Where would one find such code?

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not sure i will call and find out what sizes he has etc see if anyone more experienced with breitling knows

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This is the ref of the watch:

A1736402/BA28

Would be great if you can source gen crowns and tubes. Dial would be even better

;)

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This is the ref of the watch:

A1736402/BA28

Would be great if you can source gen crowns and tubes. Dial would be even better

;)

Thanks. Let's hope Archie can get them!

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hi dials are a no go but hes just checking crowns i don't think he has any tubes left but once i know will let you guys know there not that expensive either

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Hi,

Any news on sourcing gen crowns for this?

Thanks

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Would anyone know if the Swiss version of the Abyss suffers from the same 'weak' crown issue or do the asian/swiss movements share them same crown?

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Hi Rolexman, I have both an abyss and an abyss chrono. Both of them have great crown and tubes and seem to have more threads and a longer tube than most reps. I have had your problem with other Breitling reps though. PS the fighter is doing great.

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Hi Rolexman, I have both an abyss and an abyss chrono. Both of them have great crown and tubes and seem to have more threads and a longer tube than most reps. I have had your problem with other Breitling reps though. PS the fighter is doing great.

 

Thanks for the info. Apparently they updated the crown-tubes. Good news :)

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