I am willing to bet that the crown at 9 (internal bezel) does NOT screw down. And if so, that is a drag, bcz that causes the internal bezel to be all over the place just from rubbing the crown on a shirt when you take it on/off. I used to have the Seiko "gadget" watch with an internal bezel that was a compass, and it did that. Makes the thing useless. Oh well, I guess that's the price you pay for not having to pay a whole lot to begin with.
Yeah, I think if it had the screw-down crowns, I'd be on it. It is a nice LOOKING watch, and I love the concept. But not w/out the crowns screwing down.
Which brings me to the question: if the one @ 9 is not a screwdown, and the one @4 is, what would be the point? Would it not leak water through the one @9?
Neither crown will screwdown on a 100m Seiko 5 I don't think.
Having looked at Google images of this model neither of the crowns screw down.
They are the same "push in" type as on the "Five Fathoms".
The reason the crown screws down on the "Atlas" is because that was a 200m WR model, these are only "standard Seiko 5" 100m.
I actually like the Seiko 5 shield. It ruins nothing for me. I do not, however, like the word "sports" they put on some of their models. Very cheesey, like when Ford or Chevy would put plastic skirting on one of their crap boxes and then slap a "sport" sticker on the side - Ford Explorer "sport" anyone?
I can confirm it does not have a screw down crown at 9 and that it has very low stiction thus causing it to rotate at the slightest bump. I fixed this by improvising a gasket from a thin hair band (borrowed from my daughter!), which provides just enough stiction to prevent it rotating unless intended (and provides a great feel to the rotation as a surprise side-effect!).
In the pic below the gasket is invisible on the 9 crown, I still need to fix it up at 4:
I use this watch for timing ATE on VFR segments... pilots will know what I mean.
The white one is actually a light silver color - here's a shot of mine on a white background, so you can get an idea of the actual color:
And no, neither crown screws down. The timer ring crown is very loose but can be fixed with a piece of dental floss. The bracelet is solid links and overall, this is a very nice watch for <$150.
I'll close with the obligatory wrist shot:
--Les in FL
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