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Winding crown not at upright position after lock

Hi my submariner winding crown not at up right, is it normal.

any way to make it upright

many tks

can email me at artofjoy11@yahoo.com.sg

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  • Charlie Jarman
    Charlie Jarman May 11, 2010

    Please explain what you mean by "upright". I'll gladly help, but need a bit of clarification.
    CharlieJ



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Thread inside crown or on tube is worn or dirty.
If worn- you need to replace it.
If dirty- you have to clean these parts in ultrasonic cleaning maschine.
Your nearest watch repairer can do both.

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