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Appl3FTW

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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????
 
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Seanm87

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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.
 
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Appl3FTW

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Nov 15, 2012
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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.
More water and faster? Lol like pouring?
 

NovemberWhiskey

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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.
 

Bryan Bowler

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No issue here and I've used my Apple Watch extensively in many sweaty workouts and wet, dirty situations.
 

twisted-pixel

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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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