Series 3 Digital Crown Stiffness

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  1. ghsNick macrumors 68030

    ghsNick

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    Hey Series 3 Owners!

    Quick Question - Is your Digital Crown a bit stiff? Mine spins just fine (doesn’t feel like anything is in there creating friction) but compared to my wife’s Series 0 it feels still.

    Hers spins pretty easily...but I also know ours is water proof. Can anyone that owns a Series 3 (and previously owned a Series 0) chime in to let me know?

    Thanks!
     
  2. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

    DougFNJ

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    Just found this on a search, my series 3 LTE definitely feels a little stiffer than the Series 2 it replaced. Anyone else? I would also like to know if this is normal.
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    It is common for watches to have a variety of stiffness with the crown. My 42mm S3 is stiffer than my 42mm S0, but looser than my GF's 38mm S3. Overtime, the Digital Crown will become looser. So if you are comparing to an older model its not going to be really accurate.
     
  4. jltj macrumors member

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    I was using the series 0 and just received the GPS-only series 3 on Friday. The crown on my series 3 is much looser than my series 0's.
     
  5. fischersd macrumors 601

    fischersd

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    Heh...did you ever rinse it? It may be full of "gunk". :) You know...dander, stray body hair, oil from your skin. ;)
     
  6. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

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    I notice this from time to time. I am thinking it’s dried soap from hand washing. Rinsing and turning the crown seems to clear it up.
     
  7. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    S3 is the same as my S2, but the S2 was bent at some point
     
  8. leebroath macrumors 6502a

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    Yep another one here

    My Series 3 is definitely more stiffer to turn than my S2, not that I mind as long as it does the job and doesn’t pop off!
     
  9. Leica Dad Suspended

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    Mine is also more stiff, I thought I had a faulty unit. I guess this is common on the series 3 LTE.
     
  10. Orangeman13 macrumors 6502

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    I’m wondering if my Digital Crown is a little loose. When I press it I can’t tell if it’s turning/spinning or if it’s loose. ☹️
     
  11. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

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    I went to the Apple Store earlier to purchase AppleCare for it, messed around with a couple. Seemed a little stiffer like mine on the SS models, and looser on the aluminum. Going by the feedback in this thread, it sounds like it could be normal.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    As others have stated, as someone who owns multiple Apple Watches, there is no consistency with the digital crown in the way it turns. Some are more stiff than others and some appear more loose. That's just the way they're manufactured. It doesn't mean that's a defect, I would just enjoy it for what it is.
     

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