Trainmaster Manufacture 80 "Screwed-in crown" meaning
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    Trainmaster Manufacture 80 "Screwed-in crown" meaning

    Hey, what would "Screwed-in crown" mean in that case? I can't screw it in. It just clicks inside after setting time/date and then i can wind the watch. Is it some kind of small marketing thing Ball used to look similar to "screw down crown" but not really screw down?
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    Re: Trainmaster Manufacture 80 "Screwed-in crown" meaning

    It would normally mean, as you rightly suggest, "screw down crown", and is probably an error in their description, as most of their watches of similar design do not have screw down crowns, not even my Flying Scotsman (second from right, below).
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    Re: Trainmaster Manufacture 80 "Screwed-in crown" meaning

    I see, thanks for confirmation!

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    Re: Trainmaster Manufacture 80 "Screwed-in crown" meaning

    Ball used to make Trainmasters watches with screw-down crowns. My former Trainmasters Cleveland Express has it even when the watch is only 50m water-resistance. I think it's for shock-resistance rather than water-resistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    Ball used to make Trainmasters watches with screw-down crowns. My former Trainmasters Cleveland Express has it even when the watch is only 50m water-resistance. I think it's for shock-resistance rather than water-resistance.
    Yes, that's what I was thinking. My Trainmaster 60 Seconds II had a srew-down crown at 50m wr. I'm a little surprised that the Manufacture 80 doesn't, although it doesn't necessarily bother me on this type of watch.
    In any case, to the OP, I'd love to see some pics of the watch. It's one that I have my eye on.

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    Re: Trainmaster Manufacture 80 "Screwed-in crown" meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    Ball used to make Trainmasters watches with screw-down crowns. My former Trainmasters Cleveland Express has it even when the watch is only 50m water-resistance. I think it's for shock-resistance rather than water-resistance.
    True of course--what I was referring to are the Trainmasters that are primarily reminiscent of their old pocket watch dial styles--some of those, in their modern wristwatch cases, don't have screw down crowns, again, such as the Flying Scotsman.
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    Re: Trainmaster Manufacture 80 "Screwed-in crown" meaning

    My Engineer II Marvelight has a screw in/down crown!!!

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