Question about replacing crown of a 9937

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Question about replacing crown of a 9937

Postby TheMaestro » December 23rd 2014, 12:12pm

Hi guys,

I own the original 9937, its the rare model with the "Swiss" in the dial.
I was wondering if a crown of a later model 9937 would fit on the earlier model like mine.
I would love a bigger crown on mine and am curious if that would work.

Thanks for any input.
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Re: Question about replacing crown of a 9937

Postby Luftwafflles » December 23rd 2014, 12:48pm

Ahhh yes, the original type pro diver with the sw 200 movement. Very nice. I don't know for sure, but it looks like the side crown protectors would not allow for a larger crown.
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Re: Question about replacing crown of a 9937

Postby boscoe » December 23rd 2014, 1:25pm

I am not making this up.
Mr. Eyal Lalo repeatedly stated on ShopNBC that you should simply buy a new Invicta diver rather than repair an old. He went as far as to say throw them away when broken.
This is not a joke or a spin. Dead-on neutral reportage.
Honestly, why bother? The watch is neither "rare" nor desirable. It is only "collectible" in the minds of now homeless Geeks - right up there with the Renatos.
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Re: Question about replacing crown of a 9937

Postby foghorn » December 23rd 2014, 1:41pm

I must be the anti-pug here.

The older Invicters were a different animal than the crap of the past few years.

If an aftermarket crown isn't a problem a watchmaker could probably replace the original. Agree with waffles on the option of a bigger one though.
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Re: Question about replacing crown of a 9937

Postby boscoe » December 23rd 2014, 1:49pm

I agree they were a different beast, better made.
But it's like saying I prefer my turds with corn, thanks!
I would never waste a penny fixing one.
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Re: Question about replacing crown of a 9937

Postby foghorn » December 23rd 2014, 1:59pm

boscoe wrote: I would never waste a penny fixing one.




How do you fix a turd with corn??
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Re: Question about replacing crown of a 9937

Postby koimaster » December 23rd 2014, 2:23pm

Luftwafflles wrote:Ahhh yes, the original type pro diver with the sw 200 movement. Very nice. I don't know for sure, but it looks like the side crown protectors would not allow for a larger crown.



Agreed. A real watchmaker should be able to replace the crown but doubtful a larger one would fit. If a person with the handle mr. Horology offers to repair it, run.
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Re: Question about replacing crown of a 9937

Postby boscoe » December 23rd 2014, 7:22pm

Did he ever get out of Mommy's basement?
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Re: Question about replacing crown of a 9937

Postby TheMaestro » December 24th 2014, 11:15am

Thanks for the input.
Just to clear this up, the original 9937 had a 2824 ETA and not a SW200. Thats from a later run. Mine has the ETA 2824.
Furthermore its NOT broken, the watch has been running spot on for the last 8-9 years. Probably the only Invicta world wide to accomplish this. Haha!

I just wanted a bigger crown, thats all!

This watch is from the early days before Eyal messed up the watch world with his TV shit.
You can think of Invicta what you want but this model was an OK watch.
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Re: Question about replacing crown of a 9937

Postby koimaster » December 24th 2014, 12:29pm

TheMaestro wrote:Thanks for the input.
Just to clear this up, the original 9937 had a 2824 ETA and not a SW200. Thats from a later run. Mine has the ETA 2824.
Furthermore its NOT broken, the watch has been running spot on for the last 8-9 years. Probably the only Invicta world wide to accomplish this. Haha!

I just wanted a bigger crown, thats all!

This watch is from the early days before Eyal messed up the watch world with his TV shit.
You can think of Invicta what you want but this model was an OK watch.



No one is dissing the watch. The 9937 is one of the best watches invicta made, then and now as was the admiral, original lupah, the original scooby and the sa1. The original rds, 2526 and 4021 were decent.
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Re: Question about replacing crown of a 9937

Postby Luftwafflles » December 24th 2014, 4:25pm

TheMaestro wrote:Thanks for the input.
Just to clear this up, the original 9937 had a 2824 ETA and not a SW200. Thats from a later run. Mine has the ETA 2824.
Furthermore its NOT broken, the watch has been running spot on for the last 8-9 years. Probably the only Invicta world wide to accomplish this. Haha!

I just wanted a bigger crown, thats all!

This watch is from the early days before Eyal messed up the watch world with his TV shit.
You can think of Invicta what you want but this model was an OK watch.

Glad to hear it. But still, if your model has those side crown protectors, I can't see it accepting a larger crown.
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