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Bloemen Wrote:This might help too: the wood is soft, so grab the crown, and turn the watch around, and around.Kind regards,Paul, the crown on the watch I wear now is quite big!
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nadzakem Wrote:This might help too: the wood is soft, so grab the crown, and turn the watch around, and around.Paul seriously????????? If so, I'll really try it, LOL!
Bloemen Wrote in reply to:nadzakem Wrote:This might help too: the wood is soft, so grab the crown, and turn the watch around, and around.Paul seriously????????? If so, I'll really try it, LOL!Hi Nad,Yes, I meant it seriously. You probably have far more grip on the crown when compared to Michael's hemostat, but you have to grab the crown from the side of the clothespin, where you have about 1 cm of flat area where you can grab the crown cleanly. Because the case is round you have no danger of hitting that iron end of the spring when turning the watch around, or so I hope. That turning the watch around probably is the tricky part, are you going to maintain the grip on the crown? I never tried it, but in my mind it seemed a feasable solution. I'd say, give it a careful try. But please, don't send a bill if something unexpected and unwanted happens. Success!Thank you Paul for the explanation! Kind regards,Paul
Michael Friedberg Wrote:Georges Kern told me last December that there will be redesigned crown. I do not know if that crown is specifically for the Moonphase Portofino or for some of the 2011 models but will work on the Portofino. I suspect the latter and doubt there will be any replacement program, other than a person having the work done at their cost as part of a servicing.When I was in Schaffhausen in March, I asked IWC to help with my Moonphase's winding. They replaced the stem tube and relubricated; it now works much better. I was told to check back later in the year (normally when I come in November or so) to see about a replacement if I wanted one.It is a known defect but a minor one, and it applies only to the Moonphase due to the size of the small crown not allowing sufficient leverage. I also figured out a workaround, for which some of the people at IWC cringed. I have a hemostat or locking forceps (it's used for surgery as a clamp but makes sense for working on models or for fly fishing, etc.) Just put the tip around the crown and then there's the leverage to twirl and wind. Be careful not to mar the crown (it's easier to not mar with platinum, since it's so hard --lucky me). Here's one but many have narrower tips:
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