Replacing digital crown

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

  1. amirite macrumors 6502a

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    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 601

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    Pliers then super glue the new one.
     
  3. amirite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very Apple like!
     
  4. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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

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    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

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    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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