Anyone had a hard to turn Digital Crown

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  1. Appl3FTW, Sep 27, 2015
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    Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    Noticed after a few runs with my watch my Digital Crown doesn't turn smoothly. it's hard to turn with one finger. I've already did the run it in warm water trick but as soon as it dries up, it's back to hard to turn with one finger. Anyone else's?

    Footnote: what's so special about Apple os2????
     
  2. Seanm87 macrumors member

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    I had this problem too and the same thing when I tried to use the warm tap water. Just came back again. What solved it? More water but faster. Seriously don't baby it under there I had to get the tap pouring out water pretty fast to loosen the dirt/dust. Been fine ever since. Remember to keep moving it back and forth too.
     
  3. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    More water and faster? Lol like pouring?
     
  4. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    You mean the Digital Crown like not Bezel lol!?
     
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    If the bezel on your apple watch turns at all, then I'd say your watch is broken. Or you're using a Samsung s2.
     
  6. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    The BEZEL???? You have an Apple watch with a turning BEZEL?
     
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  8. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    If it started recently, it could be dirt/oil/debris causing an obstruction. The water rinse may or may not fix it.

    It could also possibly be a problem with a rubber o-ring/gasket. Some users have had theirs come out.

    I received one watch with a crown that was incredibly difficult to turn right out of the box. That seems to be another cause that is less common.
     
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    He forgot he was wearing the new Samsung watch where the bezel does turn.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    The digital crown on my Apple watch is as smooth as butter even after a sweaty work out.
     
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  12. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    No issue here and I've used my Apple Watch extensively in many sweaty workouts and wet, dirty situations.
     
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    I have had this, and just noticed that I can see the rubber seal...anyone know that if I take it into Apple they will send it off and I will have to wait weeks for a replacement? or will they replace it in store right there (I do not have apple care)
     

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