Significance of the Big Crown

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    Significance of the Big Crown

    Does anyone know the significance of the 'Big Crown'? Is it simply for ease of use or is there something historical about it?

    Curious if anyone knows.

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    Re: Significance of the Big Crown

    Quote Originally Posted by tynan.nida View Post
    Does anyone know the significance of the 'Big Crown'? Is it simply for ease of use or is there something historical about it?

    Curious if anyone knows.

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    I read in an Oris catalog from the mid 1990's that the big crown was to make it easier for pilots in the 1940s to wind their watches with gloves on.

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    Re: Significance of the Big Crown

    WWII pilots could attend to their watches while flying without having to remove their gloves.

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    Re: Significance of the Big Crown

    Interesting as I suspected thanks !

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