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    Question Crown is Painful – what can I do???

    Just purchased a new Longine Spirit watch and put in on a leather band. I love it's look and how it sits on my hand, except for the crown.

    The crown on that watch has really sharp edges on the little teeth and is constantly digging in to my skin. As I stated, I love the watch and want to wear it more during the week, so is there anything I can do or can be done to help with the problem?

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    Re: Crown is Painful – what can I do???

    Put it on a bund instead of a regular leather band?
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    Re: Crown is Painful – what can I do???

    Post a pic of your wrist & watch.
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    Re: Crown is Painful – what can I do???

    Go back to your dentist.
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    Re: Crown is Painful – what can I do???

    Oh, wait, I read your thread. Hmm... Is the watch too tight perhaps? Could you cut a little sliver of clear tape to cover the part of the crown that meets your skin?
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    Re: Crown is Painful – what can I do???

    OP! Do you wear the watch above or below (closer to the hand) the protruding bone?

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    Re: Crown is Painful – what can I do???

    wear it higher up on your wrist (it sounds like it's digging into your hand because it's too low). or if you must wear it low, then wear it looser.
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    Re: Crown is Painful – what can I do???

    Wear it on a bund or compass type of strap - that places some leather between your wrist and the watch and crown.

    Put it on a nato or zulu sort of strap - the extra material under the watch may raise the watch and crown up enough to be comfortable for you.

    Have a jeweler or watch repairman smooth the edges of the crown a bit.

    Wear the watch a bit looser. If you don't like it flopping around as much then, put it on a rubber strap - those tend to stay put more than other straps.

    Wear it on your other wrist - it may be more comfortable for you then.

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    Re: Crown is Painful – what can I do???

    I think a bund would look very nice on the Spirit (with the '30s cushion case and stylized lettering), but, as others have pointed out, you might be wearing it a bit too tight or on the wrong portion of your wrist. However, if changing that doesn't help, a bund might be the way to go. As Michael pointed out, a Zulu might be another option.
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    Re: Crown is Painful – what can I do???

    Change crowns or sell the watch for a smaller diameter one.

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