By TLex Above are comparison of Fondale crowns, the new slightly thicker crown is on the black Fondale on the left. This in my opinion is a step in the right direction for the Fondale. I have always loved the thicker crown that Decima has and thought the Fondale should have a thicker crown too.
Decima MAS with chunky crown.
Here's the new left handed Fondale which also features the new-look crown. Images courtesy of Lapo Bettarini of Ennebi Instruments.
This Paneria diver designed in the 1980's has the thinner crown which, again in my opinion worked due to the fact that it had a crown locking guard. Incidentally this is my ultimate grail dive watch!