Ok. So in March of this year after having admired the watch for six months or so, I purchased the Hamilton Khaki King Scuba Day Date on bracelet. I received the watch new as expected but, oh my, the screw down crown was faulty. Despite my best efforts to gently apply pressure and screw the crown down all the way in, it just would not budge past the half way point. The crown seemed locked - fused even, to the crown guards. This meant the watch was basically useless to me as it was intended primarily to be a beach watch and I wanted something with decent water resistance that was nevertheless functional and a good looking watch. I ached, I cried, I almost entered clinical depression, but I sent the watch back for a full refund.
It's August. I got another deal on a new piece. I bought the watch. I duly received it NEW as expected and.... the.crown.will.not.screw.down!!!!
Obviously I can return the watch, and I have the option of getting a full refund, buying yet another one, or having them "repair" it under warranty. For practical reasons which I can't into though, if I return the watch the likelihood is that I'll just ask for a full refund rather than a repair. If that happens, I don't think I'll bother trying to buy another one. My only other available option would be to get my local watchmaker to have a look and see if there's anything he can do.
Does anybody know, is this an easy fix? Or am I just better off sending the watch back?