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Watchco Omega Seamaster 300 - Hard to pull out the crown

  1. Aceldama

    Aceldama Nov 25, 2016

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    I have a Watchco Omega Seamaster 300 that I bought a year ago. The crown has always been hard to pull out. It screws and unscrews fine, but then when I try to pull the crown and set the time, it's quite difficult. Takes a few twists back and forth before I am able to pull it out.

    Am I missing something? I don't want to keep forcing the crown and causing damage.
     
  2. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Nov 25, 2016

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    A watchmaker should be able to adjust the stem
     
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  3. DON

    DON Nov 25, 2016

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    Maybe needs a little dab of grease at the connection spot between the setting bridge and setting lever to help it slide better

    DON
     
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  4. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Nov 26, 2016

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    The crowns on these are often very tight on the case tube, so it depends on what the actual problem is. If the seal is tight, then there's not much you can do until the seal gets broken in a bit - even adding more silicon grease only helps for a time.

    If it's in the actual movement, then it could be worn or dry setting parts...

    Need to get it to a watchmaker to see what they can do.

    Cheers, Al
     
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  5. Aceldama

    Aceldama Nov 26, 2016

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    Thanks all!


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