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    Fliegerkronenschmerz

    I likes me a flieger as much as the next WIS but I absolutely loathe fliegerkronenschmerz.

    The symptom:

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    While crowns of this nature may be idiomatically correct for fliegers they are nonetheless a real flesh-render and as such should be consigned to the dismal corridors of the ignominious past.
    She said I was the apple of her eye so I told her she was the rutabaga of my duodenum.

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    Ha! I have the steel Archimede and haven't had an issue at all. I can see how it could be irksome though.
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    ouch
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    Silly question, could you just not wear the watch further down your wrist, past the bone? That would avoid that immediately

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    Another silly question, but considered a Bund?
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    Watch scars?
    Now that's dedication!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steppy View Post
    Silly question, could you just not wear the watch further down your wrist, past the bone? That would avoid that immediately
    Technically yes, I could. But I hate the way that feels. Whenever a watch inadvertently slides down my wrist it drives me crackers and I have to slide it back up. No idea why this is.

    Bund straps are a non-starter because the extra leather adds too much thickness to the watch.

    The ultimate solution is for all watchmakers to make all watches with 4:00 crowns. That way they can make the crowns as ridiculous as they like without mangling my wrist.
    She said I was the apple of her eye so I told her she was the rutabaga of my duodenum.

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    Another silly question: does that ickyness happen with steel watches, or could it be a skin reaction related to the bronze material only?
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    I ordered a Steinhart through a distributor with this Diamond crown... and returned it because the pictures I were shown had this type of crown:

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    which doesn't really help THAT much because it's extended on a tube, but at least it's not as pointy/sharp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popoki nui View Post
    Another silly question: does that ickyness happen with steel watches, or could it be a skin reaction related to the bronze material only?

    Not a silly question at all. The 'ickyness' in question is a callous from repeated abrasion, and not contact dermatitis from exposure to hostile substances. The other watch that does this to me is my Sinn 856, which has a sharp edged and protuberant crown. By contrast my other bronzes (Kavenstmann Bathyal, Heroic 18 Bronze, and Maranez Bangla) cause no problems at all, having well behaved crowns.




    She said I was the apple of her eye so I told her she was the rutabaga of my duodenum.

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