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Watch crowns: Screw-type vs. regular

Updated: Jun 8, 2023

Which type of watch crown is the best?


Benefits of a screw-type crown:

  1. Greater water resistance capability.

  2. Smaller chance of accidental damage.

  3. Optimal dust protection.


Drawbacks of a screw-type crown:

  1. Replacements are required due to wear to thread.

  2. Water resistance is dependent on the crown being screwed in securely.


Benefits of a regular waterproof crown:

  1. Less likely to require frequent replacement.

  2. Easy to use.


Drawbacks of a regular waterproof crown:

  1. Limited water resistance.

  2. Easily tilted or pulled accidentally.

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