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    Is there something to prevent the crown from unscrewing?

    The watch is the DB Alpha Marine. When I put on my backpack the crown gets hanged up on the strap as as I move my wrist it unscrews the crown. So is there something I can put on it or someway so it can't unscrew. (No glue.)
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    Re: Is there something to prevent the crown from unscrewing?

    Try tightening the bracelet. If that doesn't work take off the watch when putting the backpack on. Or use hardening Loctite on the threads.
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    Re: Is there something to prevent the crown from unscrewing?

    Super glue or a TIG weld :D
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    Re: Is there something to prevent the crown from unscrewing?

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfBox View Post
    The watch is the DB Alpha Marine. When I put on my backpack the crown gets hanged up on the strap as as I move my wrist it unscrews the crown. So is there something I can put on it or someway so it can't unscrew. (No glue.)
    Loctite, but only the red kind.






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    Re: Is there something to prevent the crown from unscrewing?

    Awareness & Caution work like a charm anytime.

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    Re: Is there something to prevent the crown from unscrewing?

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfBox View Post
    So is there something I can put on it or someway so it can't unscrew. (No glue.)
    You could try making some kind of custom crown guard for backpacking with Sugru silicone putty - not going to look smart but does that matter for backpacking?

    You would want to cover the watch temporarily first in plastic wrap first as Sugru is adhesive to metal and in fact most things but it does not stick to plastic wrap - and then you would form a protector that maybe goes under the watch back as well as round the side to provide a removable rubber crown guard that basically snaps on over the back of the watch. Cheap and maybe ugly but should work with a bit of experimentation.

    This is not quite the same idea but another approach you could take:

    http://sugru.com/gallery/protect-you...from-scratches
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    Re: Is there something to prevent the crown from unscrewing?

    The answer is of course, no.
    Only possible solution, buy a watch with crown guards.
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    Re: Is there something to prevent the crown from unscrewing?

    Quote Originally Posted by little big feather View Post
    The answer is of course, no.
    Only possible solution, buy a watch with crown guards.
    See picture below....
    Is there some improvised way to put that?
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    Re: Is there something to prevent the crown from unscrewing?

    I've had crown 'guardless' watches before and never had them snag anything. I was under the impression that they were to protect the crown from damage but your post has shown me another possibility.
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    Re: Is there something to prevent the crown from unscrewing?

    Sure it is not cross-threading?
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