Hi SuinBruin,I believe Buzz Rickson makes a repro Crown chevron zipper, and licenses it to ELC (or maybe it's the other way 'round). From what I know, neither BR nor ELC will sell a repro Crown zip by itself. So, you're probably out of luck. The only workaround I can see is buying an ELC or BR A-2 with a Crown zip, buy a (repro) Talon or other A-2 zip, have a tailor swap out the zips on the ELC/BR A-2, and then sell the ELC/BR A-2 (disclosing, of course, that the zip has been replaced). Then you have your repro Crown. Byzantine, I know, but I don't see a feasible alternative, unless you want to spend the time and money to track down an original NOS Crown chevron, which don't exactly grow on trees.
you're right, maybe I should keep this YKK Zipper on my jacket, because I don't need worry about it.Yes, YKK zips are looked down on but they do work. Riri are the best of all IMO and are a smooth as a baby's bottom. I've had repro Crown zips on Eastman's and thought them a bit fragile. I've still got one of the aluminium ones on an Eastman C2 and that needs very careful handling. I don't trust it at all.