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    PRS29A & PRS29AM - Both crowns feels different

    Finally received the PRS29AM yesterday. It's a real beauty ! Splendid finish on the hands !

    I also have a PRS29A which I bought from TF back in March.

    Comparing the crowns...there is a difference in the feel of the crowns during winding and when pulled out.

    PRS29AM

    - crown feels tighter during winding
    - When pulled out, also feels tighter.
    - When pushed back in, there is a cushion like feel

    PRS29A

    - looser when winding
    - easier to pull the crown out
    - Audible "tack" sound and less cushioned feel when pushed in.
    - There are times when the crown doesn't come out all the way when pulled or go back in all the way when pushed.
    - So far has kept good time and has a higher than listed power reserve.

    Both have the same movements but different crown "feel"

    I am wondering if there is a problem or a coming problem with my PRS29A crown ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonno View Post
    Finally received the PRS29AM yesterday. It's a real beauty ! Splendid finish on the hands !

    I also have a PRS29A which I bought from TF back in March.

    Comparing the crowns...there is a difference in the feel of the crowns during winding and when pulled out.

    PRS29AM

    - crown feels tighter during winding
    - When pulled out, also feels tighter.
    - When pushed back in, there is a cushion like feel

    PRS29A

    - looser when winding
    - easier to pull the crown out
    - Audible "tack" sound and less cushioned feel when pushed in.
    - There are times when the crown doesn't come out all the way when pulled or go back in all the way when pushed.
    - So far has kept good time and has a higher than listed power reserve.

    Both have the same movements but different crown "feel"

    I am wondering if there is a problem or a coming problem with my PRS29A crown ?
    I had the PRS-29a and mine was pretty much as you described. Have had a couple other watches with the same movement and each one wound a little different, or at least it felt as though they did. I believe it has something to do with the size of the crown. I know it sounds weird but I believe it to be true. I cant say as to why there is such a difference between your PRS-29a and 29am because they are essentially the same watch, just different dial and hands.
    Last edited by kneadking; 23rd May 2020 at 15:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    ......

    I believe it has something to do with the size of the crown. I know it sounds weird but I believe it to be true........
    It depends on the size and shape of the crown but primarily on the rubber washers involved with the water resistance.

    Difficult to say without seeing and feeling.
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    I have both the 29A and 29AM and the winding action is definitely easier on the 29A. That's not to say the Air Ministry is difficult to wind, just needs a bit more effort than the other.

    Sent from my CLT-L29 using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    I had the PRS-29a and mine was pretty much as you described. Have had a couple other watches with the same movement and each one wound a little different, or at least it felt as though they did. I believe it has something to do with the size of the crown. I know it sounds weird but I believe it to be true. I cant say as to why there is such a difference between your PRS-29a and 29am because they are essentially the same watch, just different dial and hands.
    That's good to know. I was beginning to think I got a dud PRS29A

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    Quote Originally Posted by nortonofmorton View Post
    I have both the 29A and 29AM and the winding action is definitely easier on the 29A. That's not to say the Air Ministry is difficult to wind, just needs a bit more effort than the other.

    Sent from my CLT-L29 using Tapatalk
    Does the crown action (when pulling out and pushing crown back in) feel different on the PRS29A and PRS29AM ?

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