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    Question When to leave with crown pulled out?

    This morning I received a watch that was shipped to me with the crown pulled out. I imagine this was to keep the movement from operating during shipping? What is the benefit of that?

    I have also noticed that some of the pictures people post of their watches have the crown pulled out: what benefit does that confer? Is it better to keep the movement from being able to operate when the watch is being stored?

    I hope someone can explain!

    Thanks a lot,
    David

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    Re: When to leave with crown pulled out?

    I´d never pull out the crown for a long time because dust and humidity may damage the movement. Can´t see any advantage.

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    Re: When to leave with crown pulled out?

    Quote Originally Posted by dleibow
    This morning I received a watch that was shipped to me with the crown pulled out. I imagine this was to keep the movement from operating during shipping? What is the benefit of that?

    I have also noticed that some of the pictures people post of their watches have the crown pulled out: what benefit does that confer? Is it better to keep the movement from being able to operate when the watch is being stored?

    I hope someone can explain!

    Thanks a lot,
    David
    Some people may pull the crown out when taking pictures to stop the movement.

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    Re: When to leave with crown pulled out?

    If it's a hacking movement I wonder if any additional shock protection would be given to the balance wheel by the hacking lever ......other than that I can't see why you would do it.
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    Re: When to leave with crown pulled out?

    Well, if it's a quartz movement, pulling the crown will save some battery power. The movement still uses power to count time, but it doesn't expend any powering the motors that move the hands.
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    Re: When to leave with crown pulled out?

    I rotate wearing my watches at random and leave the crowns out (of what I'm not wearing) so I can wind them each night. I believe the wear and tear of unscrewing - screwing in a crown daily would have the potential for mere damage than dust. Haven't had any issues in the 4 years I've been doing it.

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    Re: When to leave with crown pulled out?

    Quote Originally Posted by dleibow
    This morning I received a watch that was shipped to me with the crown pulled out. I imagine this was to keep the movement from operating during shipping? What is the benefit of that?

    I have also noticed that some of the pictures people post of their watches have the crown pulled out: what benefit does that confer? Is it better to keep the movement from being able to operate when the watch is being stored?

    I hope someone can explain!

    Thanks a lot,
    David
    On ETA's page they give the battery life on quartz and show it as battery save power mode with crowns pulled out ! And how much longer the battery a last and the amount of power savings on a each type movement !

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