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    Watch crown winder for Speedmaster?

    For whatever reason, I find it very hard to grip my Speedmaster's crown, and as a result I move the crown very little with each twist and it seemingly takes forever to get a full wind. I see that there are crown winder tools available, is there any drawback to this solution, or if it's a good idea, is there one people recommend? Thanks.

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    Re: Watch crown winder for Speedmaster?

    I'll be looking to see the answers here. I've had my Speedy for 8 months, and at first it was hard to wind. It's gotten easier, but I'll be interested to see if anyone has experience with these since it can still be hard for me to get a good grip on the crown.
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    Re: Watch crown winder for Speedmaster?

    Try running something grippy/rubbery along the crown's teeth.

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    Re: Watch crown winder for Speedmaster?

    I shudder at the idea of using a tool on it! Just keep at it. It will get easier with practice. You might develop callouses.

    Unless something is wrong and the crown is inordinately stiff or resistant.
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    Re: Watch crown winder for Speedmaster?

    Looks like there are watchmakers tools that can do this available on the interwebs. I'm glad you posted because I have the same problem with my manual wind only watch.

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    Re: Watch crown winder for Speedmaster?

    No drawback, and just get the right size and you will be fine. As I just stated on the PF you can spend the money for Bergeon branded if you like, but cheaper brands or vintage will do the job also.

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    Learn something new everyday. Did not know that they made tools to help wind a watch.

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    Re: Watch crown winder for Speedmaster?

    I find my speedy crown is stiff and a PITA to wind. If anyone has a specific crown wonder that works well, I'd appreciate it if you post the model.

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    Re: Watch crown winder for Speedmaster?

    get one of those rubber mat things old ladies' use to open jars of prunes............sorry just finished a bottle of wine so I had to be a bit cheeky
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    Watch crown winder for Speedmaster?

    Have you tried winding it with the back facing up? I had a speedy once with a stiff crown, I found winding it from the back was easier.
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