Replacing digital crown

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by amirite, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. amirite macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2009
    I imagine slightly pulling it out (like on a regular watch) and turning it anti-clockwise to unscrew it will do the trick.

    What are your thoughts?
  2. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    Pliers then super glue the new one.
  3. amirite thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2009
    Very Apple like!
  4. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    I just hope we can replace the colored cap on the crown of the Edition models...
  5. starbot macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2005
    I can't tell if you're kidding?

    But no, do not pull on the crown or attempt to remove it- it does not function anything like a crown on a mechanical/Quartz movement.

    Instead it is locked axially in its bearings/bushings, and would be impossible to remove without access to the inside of the case.

    It may be called a digital crown, but it's no more than a wheel and an encoder (in this case, I believe it's a magnetic encoder). It's quite like the scroll wheel on your mouse (those generally use an optical encoder).

  6. amirite thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2009
    Dude it was three months ago. We knew nothing about anything back then so I took a shot in the dark

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