Watches and crowns

View Poll Results: How important is watches crown position for you?

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  • Very important! It's like rims on the car can change an impression a lot!

    63 52.94%
  • I don't really care.

    40 33.61%
  • Not important at all! It neither mean nor change anything.

    16 13.45%

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    Watches and crowns

    Guys,

    I'd like to share my post about watches crowns positions and I'd be very thankful for your comments on that.

    http://live.prokhorenko.us/2009/08/w...ut-crowns.html

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    Re: Watches and crowns

    To me, I like the crowns at the 4 oclock position better than 3 oclock.

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    Re: Watches and crowns

    I voted I dont care...but I feel as though it needs to be qualified.

    I love the ideas of crowns in new positions...but its by no means a deal breaker on me buying or rejecting a piece...
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    Re: Watches and crowns

    Call me old fashioned, but I like 'em at 3 O'Clock.
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    Re: Watches and crowns

    Crown position isn't important but the size and type of crown is.
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    Re: Watches and crowns

    Quote Originally Posted by cavallino33 View Post
    Crown position isn't important but the size and type of crown is.
    I'd agree with that.




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    Re: Watches and crowns

    Quote Originally Posted by H3O+ View Post
    Call me old fashioned, but I like 'em at 3 O'Clock.
    It is just that for right handers generally a 3 o'clock crown is easier to use? I have several watches with the 4 o'clock or something o'clock down by the lug and it is harder to set or wind while wearing the watch. For me.

    Yeah, so call me old fashioned too.

    edit: I forgot to vote, but that being said, the position on the watch won't affect my decision to buy it or how I think it looks.

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    Re: Watches and crowns

    Quote Originally Posted by kmroldan View Post
    to me, i like the crowns at the 4 oclock position better than 3 oclock.

    +1


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    Re: Watches and crowns

    It is just that for right handers generally a 3 o'clock crown is easier to use? I have several watches with the 4 o'clock or something o'clock down by the lug and it is harder to set or wind while wearing the watch. For me.
    I've haven't yet handled a watch with a 4 O'Clock crown, and I hadn't thought about that, but it is probably true. This is probably doubly true of me, as I have big, clumsy hands that are ill-suited to fine-tuning things in small spaces.
    I actually mainly prefer it for aesthetic reasons. I wear big watches and bend my hand back a lot, but don't have the problem of the crown digging in to my hand, as I have heard tell of.
    A lot of it is just aesthetic. There are some watches with 4 O'Clock crowns where it looks good (Debaufre Triton.) There are some where it looks, to my eye, stupid (Seiko Monster, Seiko MM.) Then there are some where it doesn't really matter (Seiko 007.)
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    Re: Watches and crowns

    I'm all set with them being at 3. It'd feel awkward if it were anywhere else. I might be able to hand 12, though, or even 6.

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