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    Crowning glory - what's your favourite crown?

    I'd never really thought that much about crowns before I got my Archimede, I think they tend to get overlooked a bit in favour of dials and hands and all that good stuff. It may just be that I've never had a crown I've fallen in love with, but I'm absolutely smitten with the one on the Pilot. It's so big, so beautifully designed and machined, and so wonderful to fiddle with. It's made me think about the crowns on all my watches and consider them a lot more when looking at watches I don't own.
    Here's mine, show me your faves!








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    Is there an 2824 in there? The perfect movement to have when you've a very very tempting crown.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Is there an 2824 in there? The perfect movement to have when you've a very very tempting crown.....
    Well that is a slight drawback...

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    Be sure always to correct the time the long way round

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Be sure always to correct the time the long way round
    I'll do that, and listen to the date click over

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    This is the most tactile:
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    This is nicer to look at:
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    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    Here's a grab bag of crowns from different dive watches I've owned. My favorite is probably the Jenny Caribbean reissue:



    Planet Ocean 42mm



    Halios Tropik



    Prometheus Ocean DIver shown at the beach. Very rugged and grippable.



    DWP (Dive Watch Project) from the Dive Watches Forum at WUS:



    Ocean7 LM-2



    Sinn U1



    Not my watch but it's quite a crown...


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    The logo on that DWP one is great
    Apeks | Archimede | Breitling | Bulova | Cabot Watch Company | Casio | Daniel Wellington | Davosa | Glycine | G-Shock | Hamilton | Nomos | Omega | Rolex | Seiko | Slow | Swatch | Timex | Vostok

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    Likewise, definitely the favourite amongst my collection.




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    Not only is this a cool crown, Ball took extra care in it's implementation and it has the best feel, action and operation to make it the best I've ever tried. And that is a pretty extensive list:
    Ball EHC DeepQUEST



    The second generation Ball EHC went to this secure and stronger setup which is a EHC signature item.

    Ball EHC Black




    Anonimo Magnum


    Arnold & Son White Ensign


    Bremont MBII


    Bremont ALT-1C


    Bremont Super Marine 500


    Corum Tides 48


    Longines Legend Diver


    Rolex Hulk (Sub)


    And saving the big boy for last.
    Zenith Type 20


    Last edited by Samanator; Apr 23, 2015 at 08:57 PM.
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    Michael

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