Replacing digital crown

amirite

macrumors 6502a
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Aug 17, 2009
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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?
 

lewisd25

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

starbot

macrumors regular
Jan 20, 2005
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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).

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?
 

amirite

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 17, 2009
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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).
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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