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How important is watches crown position for you?

  • Very important! It's like rims on the car can change an impression a lot!

    Votes: 63 54.3%
  • I don't really care.

    Votes: 38 32.8%
  • Not important at all! It neither mean nor change anything.

    Votes: 15 12.9%
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I voted I dont care...but I feel as though it needs to be qualified.

I love the ideas of crowns in new positions...but its by no means a deal breaker on me buying or rejecting a piece...
 

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Call me old fashioned, but I like 'em at 3 O'Clock.
 

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Crown position isn't important but the size and type of crown is.
 

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Call me old fashioned, but I like 'em at 3 O'Clock.
It is just that for right handers generally a 3 o'clock crown is easier to use? I have several watches with the 4 o'clock or something o'clock down by the lug and it is harder to set or wind while wearing the watch. For me.

Yeah, so call me old fashioned too.

edit: I forgot to vote, but that being said, the position on the watch won't affect my decision to buy it or how I think it looks.

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It is just that for right handers generally a 3 o'clock crown is easier to use? I have several watches with the 4 o'clock or something o'clock down by the lug and it is harder to set or wind while wearing the watch. For me.
I've haven't yet handled a watch with a 4 O'Clock crown, and I hadn't thought about that, but it is probably true. This is probably doubly true of me, as I have big, clumsy hands that are ill-suited to fine-tuning things in small spaces.
I actually mainly prefer it for aesthetic reasons. I wear big watches and bend my hand back a lot, but don't have the problem of the crown digging in to my hand, as I have heard tell of.
A lot of it is just aesthetic. There are some watches with 4 O'Clock crowns where it looks good (Debaufre Triton.) There are some where it looks, to my eye, stupid (Seiko Monster, Seiko MM.) Then there are some where it doesn't really matter (Seiko 007.)
 

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In general, different crown positions catch my attention, so I voted as such. I can say that the larger the watch, the less interested I am in crown at 3. I'd prefer 2 or 4, or even 9 ('destro') in these instances.
 

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I prefer having them at 3, but I like the idea of a 4 o'clock crown that doesn't dig in.

One of the more pleasant surprises about the Speedmaster Professional is that it has something of a compromise. The crown is at 3, so it looks traditional (duh, it's a Speedmaster) and it's easy to wind, but it has big crown guards that sit flush with the crown. This makes the watch feel like it has no crown at all, making it very comfortable.

So I guess my preference would be 3 o'clock, with big time crown guards.

Photo credit to Expedition Exchange
 
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