I'm curious, how important is the design of the crown to you? To what extend does it influence how much you like a watch or not? Did you ever buy or not buy a watch mainly because of its crown?
For instance I find it difficult to like the Chronoswiss Timemaster due to its exposed crown, which looks odd in combination with the dial and bezel, imho. In a very different segment, I do like the integrated design on the Tissot Automatics III, even though it makes setting date and time more delicate than on other watches. Do you have similar or completely different preferences?
Furthermore, what's your opinion on "crown complications"? Do you like/dislike crown guards, the protective bridge of Panerai or the cranked U-Boat style, to name a few?
Do these serve an aesthetical or a practical purpose for you? Like, did you ever break a crown because it had no guards or did you accidently stop the movement by pulling the crown without noticing?