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OpenFerret
08-15-2014, 11:12 PM
Hi all,

I'm the new owner of an ALT1-C which I've only had for a couple of weeks or so. I have a question about the Crown on my watch. Everything works as expected, it seems to keep time perfectly, makes no unexpected noises whilst winding and I've ensured that the date window hasn't been moved whilst the watch is between 2000 - 0300. The Crown isn't completely flush with the body of the watch and I didn't know if this was how it is supposed to be. Looking at photo's online, it is difficult to work out if I have an issue that needs looking at or not, I'm mainly concerned about water entering the watch as I lead a fairly active life style.

Can any other ALT1-C owners confirm if I'm being paranoid or not? Or even upload a clear photo showing if the crown should be flush against the body or not.

Please see the attached photo to see what I mean:

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Many thanks!

jwalker9
08-16-2014, 12:44 AM
Your C looks to be of the newer variety based on the fonts on the rear case. Can you confirm that it's a push down crown rather than a screw down? I'll compare it to my P when I get home in a bit.

Bc321
08-16-2014, 01:15 AM
I have an ALT1-C but don't believe I have ever experienced this..... But let me double check. I also have a older model (mine is 4yrs old ).

S2000
08-16-2014, 05:20 AM
2629 here is my crown on an old ALT1-C it has the screw down crown. I hope that helps.

OpenFerret
08-16-2014, 06:38 AM
Your C looks to be of the newer variety based on the fonts on the rear case. Can you confirm that it's a push down crown rather than a screw down? I'll compare it to my P when I get home in a bit.

Yes, I can confirm that this has a push down crown and the Calibre 13 1/4 BE-50AE automatic movement.

OpenFerret
08-16-2014, 06:47 AM
Mine is the newer model and the Crown is not a screw down, it just has 3 positions with it remaining in position 1 for normal operation. It can also be wound from this position.

OpenFerret
08-16-2014, 03:03 PM
Just so that people can have a slightly better picture for comparison:

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jwalker9
08-16-2014, 03:32 PM
Here is the crown on my P, which is also a push in crown. Can't tell if there's much difference.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/16/9u9a9y6u.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/16/urumy7ur.jpg

OpenFerret
08-16-2014, 07:24 PM
Here is the crown on my P, which is also a push in crown. Can't tell if there's much difference.

Looking at yours, it does seem that the crown pushes in with no gap. I've found some slightly different angles to better show the gap... I've also sent an email to Bremont just to double confirm that is the way it should sit. What makes me think that it may go in further is that the plastic case behind the crown flattens as if the crown can be moved flush against it. If Bremont say it is as it should be I will carry on as normal until its first service is approximately due. Alas, this is my first mechanical watch and I know so little about them... Going to have to keep asking some sometimes silly questions.

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jwalker9
08-16-2014, 09:53 PM
Yeah, it looks further out in those last pics. I'll make sure Bremont clears this up with you.

Jeremy

OpenFerret
08-16-2014, 10:14 PM
Yeah, it looks further out in those last pics. I'll make sure Bremont clears this up with you.

Jeremy

Many thanks!!!

Antoniopd
08-17-2014, 06:00 AM
For what it's worth, my two week old ALT1-C with a push down crown looks almost exactly like yours. I'll try to post some pics when I get a chance.

OpenFerret
08-17-2014, 08:07 AM
For what it's worth, my two week old ALT1-C with a push down crown looks almost exactly like yours. I'll try to post some pics when I get a chance.

Thanks Tony, that would be really useful. Can you try and get similar angles? Have a great weekend bud!

Antoniopd
08-19-2014, 04:07 AM
Well I'm afraid this won't be very helpful; I had a difficult time photographing the gap on my watch - though I can see it with the naked eye. Perhaps this means yours is out farther after all. Sorry.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/19/3uvemaba.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/19/6ymase2u.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/19/3a3yseza.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/19/u9emehas.jpg

jchlu
08-19-2014, 06:04 AM
Can any other ALT1-C owners confirm if I'm being paranoid or not? Or even upload a clear photo showing if the crown should be flush against the body or not.

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Many thanks!

Any chance you're close enough to attend the GTG on Wednesday? (http://alt1tude.bremont.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2042)
I will have an ALT1-C there for face-to-face comparison.
Johnny.

OpenFerret
08-19-2014, 11:42 AM
Well I'm afraid this won't be very helpful; I had a difficult time photographing the gap on my watch - though I can see it with the naked eye. Perhaps this means yours is out farther after all. Sorry.

Don't worry dude, those photo's are perfect! I've compared to mine and it looks identical. Plus I've also had a reply from my sales representative from Bremont UK and have confirmed that this is as it should be.

Many thanks for everyone's help and support. Great community here!

OpenFerret
08-19-2014, 11:45 AM
Any chance you're close enough to attend the GTG on Wednesday? (http://alt1tude.bremont.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2042)
I will have an ALT1-C there for face-to-face comparison.
Johnny.

Many thanks for the offer, but in Oman till October.

I have since compared photo's with Antoniopd as well as chatted with Bremont UK and found everything is in order. The gap prevents wear on the PVD part of the case and it is still water tight to 100m.

Antoniopd
08-19-2014, 08:39 PM
Don't worry dude, those photo's are perfect! I've compared to mine and it looks identical. Plus I've also had a reply from my sales representative from Bremont UK and have confirmed that this is as it should be.

Many thanks for everyone's help and support. Great community here!

Excellent! I can imagine that's quite a relief (it would be for me.)

Tony