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Think like a Watchmaker

by Jordan Ficklin

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You may have missed the first puzzler back in March. I don’t have any prize available at the moment but I would love to hear what you all think about this one. Don’t forget to think like a watchmaker.

The customer brought this watch to me today. The crown came off in his hand with a short portion of the stem attached. The stem was broken clean off with no rust. The pictures includes all the clues you need to tell me: What caused the stem to break on this watch?

Next week I’ll post pictures of the other side of the watch including a close up of the broken stem, but you can figure out with this one picture. Kudos to all of you who figure it out. Don’t be afraid to guess if you aren’t sure.

Rolex Day-Date

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