Can't unscrew crown on Orient Defender

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    Can't unscrew crown on Orient Defender

    Morning all,

    I've just had an Orient Defender delivered (my first watch) and for the life of me I can't unscrew the crown on it! It's a screw down crown, I've tried gripping it and turning anti clockwise and it won't budge. Tried doing it with my teeth and no luck! I feel like this needs a pair of pliers to do it which doesn't seem normal?

    any help would be appreciated

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    Re: Can't unscrew crown on Orient Defender

    Cover the crown in cloth and try some pointy nosed pliers. Don't squeeze too hard, it shouldn't take much force. If it doesn't budge, return the watch.

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    Re: Can't unscrew crown on Orient Defender

    Try gripping it with one of those rubber things they use to remove a tight lid from a jar. This will not damage the crown as will a pliers. Good luck

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    Re: Can't unscrew crown on Orient Defender

    Quote Originally Posted by Briggsy View Post
    Morning all,

    I've just had an Orient Defender delivered (my first watch) and for the life of me I can't unscrew the crown on it! It's a screw down crown, I've tried gripping it and turning anti clockwise and it won't budge. Tried doing it with my teeth and no luck! I feel like this needs a pair of pliers to do it which doesn't seem normal?

    any help would be appreciated

    If it's under warranty why not return it in case you do some permanent damage?

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    Re: Can't unscrew crown on Orient Defender

    If you don't have a grippy thing try a rubber glove instead. When I bought one of my watches the sales assistant set the date then tightened the crown up. I think she must have been related to The Hulk as I had to put a Marigold on to slacken it off again.

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    Re: Can't unscrew crown on Orient Defender

    Before trying pliers, etc., use a hair dryer to blow hot air over it for a moment then try turning. The temperature difference may be enough to loosen the threads. Welcome to WUS!

    edit: If that does not work then send it back for replacement rather than risking damage.
    Last edited by John MS; July 25th, 2015 at 21:19.

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