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One thing I have noticed is that the laser etched crown on my old LV Sub replacement crystal was a lot more noticeable than the crown on my new LV and SD - both with the original crystals.
 

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The laser etch crystal came in in 2001. But it was not introduced immediately in all models.. There was some carry-over, especially in the sport line..

I have never seen a different size in all those I have seen.. Also, I have 4 with the etching, all the same size, and a 2001 TT Sub without..




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On my LV (Z series) I can hardly noticed it, unless the light hits it at a certain angle. Quite ingenious on how this works. I can't imagine anyone with a white face dial trying to find it on their watch.
 

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I actually found it to be approximately the same size between gentlemen and ladies models as well.
 

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I have Z-series Sub, SD and Air-King, all with crown, all the same size. My 1991 GMT II 16710 also has it, so if LarryD is correct my GMT may have a service replacement crystal to go along with the new bezel.
I can find it fine on the Sub, SD and GMT all black-dial, the AK with silver-dial is a little harder!
I'm almost embarrased to admit that my otherwise fablous AD admitted to me the other day that they had never seen it!
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I have a TT Submariner Serti, K serial# and it does not have it.
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I have Z-series Sub, SD and Air-King, all with crown, all the same size. My 1991 GMT II 16710 also has it, so if LarryD is correct my GMT may have a service replacement crystal to go along with the new bezel.
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Pauleypaul,

If you have a replacement crystal, look closely at the bottom of the crown.

There should be an S etched inside the oval... (S for service replacement)

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Well i'll be dipped!
Sure enough there's an S in the bottom of the coronet.
WTF guys rule! Thanks a million Larry.
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hmm...i have an M series submariner I just picked up this weekend. I don't see any crown ANYWHERE near 6 o'clock on the crystal.

anyone with some insight...? obviously some will think its fake? this was a gift btw.
 

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Hey Colorless,

it's extremely hard to see with the naked eye. The best way is to angle it and reflect light, then pivot the watch in the glare back & forth until you see it. It may take some time, it's only about a millimeter or 2 in size.... If you've got a 5x loupe, you'll find it much easier that way....
 

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Try shining a torch/flashlight (depending on what side of the pond you are;))
into the crystal at the 12 o'clock position and tilt the whole face away from you such that you are looking towards the torch from the 6 o'clock position, it seems that the light refracts though the crystal and can highlight the etching that is on the lower face of the crystal....It works well on mt SD but that may be because the crystal is thicker and slightly proud of the bezel.

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On my LV (Z series) I can hardly noticed it, unless the light hits it at a certain angle. Quite ingenious on how this works. I can't imagine anyone with a white face dial trying to find it on their watch.
Timefinder,

I could never manage to find a crown on my SS/PT Yacht Master. Until .. my 8 year old son bought himself a "Crime Scene Investigator" kit, which contained a small plastic magnifying glass... Well, I couldn't pass that up.

So now I found it!! :biggrin: I showed him where to look and he found it too.

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Timefinder,

I could never manage to find a crown on my SS/PT Yacht Master. Until .. my 8 year old son bought himself a "Crime Scene Investigator" kit, which contained a small plastic magnifying glass... Well, I couldn't pass that up.

So now I found it!! :biggrin: I showed him where to look and he found it too.

Steve B.
It took me a long time to find the crown on my M series GMTIIC. I have a loupe but it was just too hard to get enough light on the crystal with my big head & loupe in the way. I finally grabbed a magnifying glass from my son's room and located it. The magnifying glass set me back a bit and allowed more light in.

Just a tip...rummage through your kids toys...that'll help.
 
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