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Old 7 December 2019, 01:33 PM   #1
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Anyone else find the Speedy Pro difficult to wind?

The crown does not stick out very much. And the crown action is stiff. Is it just mine or all? Iíve had the watch a long time (about 10 years), have not had it serviced. It runs fine and I enjoy it.


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Old 7 December 2019, 02:01 PM   #2
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Old 7 December 2019, 02:03 PM   #3
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A lot of people say it's hard to wind but I've never had trouble winding mine. Still, I don't have huge fingers. The winding action is pretty smooth but it's not like a Lange. I've had mine for over a decade and it's never been serviced but still keeps excellent time.
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Old 7 December 2019, 02:21 PM   #4
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Old 7 December 2019, 05:09 PM   #5
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Me too, exactly the same. In fact in the winter when my hands are dry it tends to shred the skin on my thumb. I don’t care, I f’n love it!
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Old 7 December 2019, 10:08 PM   #6
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Old 7 December 2019, 10:33 PM   #7
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I enjoy winding mine, itís old school and I appreciate that. It is not the easiest but it different than all the other mechanical watches I have owned.
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Old 8 December 2019, 12:07 AM   #8
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Yep, just plain annoying. An awesome watch in all other respects. Sold it a couple years ago.
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Old 8 December 2019, 12:20 AM   #9
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The crown does not stick out very much. And the crown action is stiff. Is it just mine or all? Iíve had the watch a long time (about 10 years), have not had it serviced. It runs fine and I enjoy it.


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No, the trick is to put your thumb on top, and the pointer finger, flat under the crown. Dont use the sides of your fingers-no grip.
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Old 8 December 2019, 01:04 AM   #10
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Thank you!

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No, the trick is to put your thumb on top, and the pointer finger, flat under the crown. Dont use the sides of your fingers-no grip.
I will try that method.
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Old 8 December 2019, 01:21 AM   #11
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Putting aside the grip for a moment, it may just be time to service it. Mine winds very smoothly. I've got fat fingers, but can manage.
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Old 8 December 2019, 02:41 AM   #12
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Yep, it's a finger shredder.
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Old 8 December 2019, 03:11 AM   #13
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No, the trick is to put your thumb on top, and the pointer finger, flat under the crown. Dont use the sides of your fingers-no grip.
This, thumb on the crystal and bezel, side of the index finger rolling the crown. I do this to set the time too. Winds up pretty efficiently this way.
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Old 8 December 2019, 03:12 AM   #14
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Yes, I was getting annoyed with winding mine just yesterday. I was wondering if there's something wrong with mine. I guess not. I think by design either the crown is too small or it's too recessed into the case.

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Old 8 December 2019, 03:27 AM   #15
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The method helps.

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I will try that method.
Using your index finger in an upward motion behind the crown is easier than winding with a pinched index finger and thumb.
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Old 8 December 2019, 04:14 AM   #16
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It is the only downside. Love mine otherwise. It demands attention. I had a go at winding the Apollo 8 recently. It was very easy, maybe due to the higher finish of the movement. The crown is still sunken into the case.


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Old 8 December 2019, 07:56 AM   #17
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Yes. Its a PITA!
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Old 8 December 2019, 10:46 PM   #18
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This, thumb on the crystal and bezel, side of the index finger rolling the crown. I do this to set the time too. Winds up pretty efficiently this way.
Same here. No problem.
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