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Quartz Watch Storage - Crown In Or Out?

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I tried (& failed) to find any discussion / threads on this issue - The one watch I own that I only wear for "formal" occasions is a bog standard quartz model - It only sees the light of day half a dozen times a year (or never in the last "annus horribilis") - I wanted to know whether it is better to store a quartz watch with the crown pulled out, which on my watch stops the watch - I don't want to do this if it is not good for the movement and/or is false economy as, from what I have read, it can cause the battery to run down more than when it is left running? - I found reference to this issue in other forums and opinion seemed pretty split, some saying pulling the crown out is fine & others saying it is better for the watch to be left running? - Does it depend on what quartz movement is in the watch? - Anyway, what do you think?

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On 06/04/2021 at 00:40, SolaVeritate said:

I'm an "outie" 

Simple reason being that 9/10 quartz watches I've bought had a little thing on the crown that needed removed before use.

I guess the manufacturers had a reason for doing it during storage and I guess they know more about it than random people on the internet.


On 06/04/2021 at 09:01, Bonzodog said:

Crown in.

I'm a shake it all about type of guy.


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