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    Hints on Winding the Speedmaster Pro Moon Watch

    OK, I've had my Speedy Pro Hesalite for 2 weeks now.
    I absolutely love it, except for the crown.
    You'd think that for a manual wind watch, Omega would have specc'd a
    larger more finger friendly crown for something that has to be done every day.
    Yeah, I knew this going into the purchase, so no biggie, but...
    I'm just wondering if any of you have any "tricks" for making winding the watch easier and with as little
    irritation to the fingers as possible. BTW, I have small-med hands and fingers, no meat sausage fingers here.
    Conversely, is it possible to install a slightly larger crown on the watch? (yeah, sacrilege, I know)
    Thanks all.

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    Hints on Winding the Speedmaster Pro Moon Watch

    You can buy a watch crown winding stick. Example here...

    https://www.esslinger.com/horofix-wa...l-choose-size/

    There are many on eBay but make sure that the clamp fits the grooves on your watch crown or else it will be scratching it.
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    Re: Hints on Winding the Speedmaster Pro Moon Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbert_is_fat View Post
    You can buy a watch crown winding stick
    Um, what?
    Never heard of that.
    Pix, link please?

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    Re: Hints on Winding the Speedmaster Pro Moon Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyeMan View Post
    Um, what?
    Never heard of that.
    Pix, link please?
    See above. I updated my post to add a link for you to see.
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    Re: Hints on Winding the Speedmaster Pro Moon Watch

    Excellent, thank you.
    Any idea what size I'd need for the Speedy Pro?
    I also see that there's a Bergeon for twice the price of the one you posted.
    Do you think it has any advantages?

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    Re: Hints on Winding the Speedmaster Pro Moon Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyeMan View Post
    Um, what?
    Never heard of that.
    Pix, link please?
    You could click the link he posted , but I’ve saved you the hard work




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    Re: Hints on Winding the Speedmaster Pro Moon Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyeMan View Post
    Excellent, thank you.
    Any idea what size I'd need for the Speedy Pro?
    I also see that there's a Bergeon for twice the price of the one you posted.
    Do you think it has any advantages?
    Hi @OneEyeMan, unfortunately I am travelling for work and won’t be back till the end of the month so I can’t measure the diameter of the crown for you.

    Do you have a pair of calliper or micrometer where you can measure the size of the crown? They come in step sizes so as long as you’ve got the right range, you’ll be alright.
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    Re: Hints on Winding the Speedmaster Pro Moon Watch

    No prob. I'll measure mine.
    Thanks for your help.
    Have a safe trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyeMan View Post
    I'm just wondering if any of you have any "tricks" for making winding the watch easier and with as little
    irritation to the fingers as possible
    When I first got my speedy, it took me a while to get the hang out of it as well. I started by winding it caseback up (as there is more clearance for the thumb from the underside), but someone mentioned that force applied from the other side to the winding stem may not be good for the movement. After a while, it does seem to feel easier to wind. Might be the crown needing to break in or my fingers just getting used to the winding.
    swinging a wall clock around like captain america's shield

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    Re: Hints on Winding the Speedmaster Pro Moon Watch

    I’ve just measured my crown, it says 6.3 mm if that’s any use. I could do with one of those myself
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