#Speedy Frustrations

So, I LOVE my #omega #speedmasterprofessional and wouldn’t trade it for anything. One of my favorite watches!

I have one frustration. #winding ……..

I have other watches in my collection that seem to wind and set time amazingly. Watches like my #orient collection, my #seiko pieces and even my #seamaster300m Seem to wind and set time perfectly! Small adjustments move the hands at a rapid pace and seem so fluid.

But just like my #hamilton #khaki, the #Speedmaster winds and sets painfully. Even the case around the crown seem to dig in to my finger as I wind. and especially with the watch not being automatic I can just do a few winds and go. I have to wind up a good bit to make sure I’m providing enough torque and reserve for the day.

anyone else notice this small nuisance of winding the speedy or agree?

All of that being said, Love this watch! One of my favorites!! Just my two cents…

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100%!!!

I never wanted to say anything, because I'm not secure enough in my manhood to have admitted this on my own.  It is a pain to wind!!!

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You can get watch crown winder tools, which basically are extension stems with better grip for winding. Have you tried that? Available from Horofix and as Bergeon 30409.

Or if you’re really sick of winding, there’s the $800 battery powered Bergeon 31408. 

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I have an Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow, and winding it is quite difficult. When I bought the new Speedy Pro, I was expecting the same issue, but found it much easier to wind. Still not as nice to wind as many others, but way better than the old BA.

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Speedmaster fois edition doesnt have the crown guard. Will it be easier?

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I've heard this complaint before but I love winding my Speedy every morning. It was my grail and started me collecting so I look forward to getting up, winding it, and looking at it every morning (sometimes topping it off before I go to bed).

It's my only watch that needs winding so maybe I have no complaints because I have nothing to compare it to. However, I use two fingers and like feeling the wind and the audible clicks as you turn the crown. 

As for my automatics, using one thumb to spin the crown and charge up the old Seiko doesn't give me the same satisfaction (doesn't feel like winding).  I am not sure whether I am even winding the Tudor and I don't mess with the crown on my DJ since I have had to have the stem repaired before (not cheap).

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HotWatchChick69

100%!!!

I never wanted to say anything, because I'm not secure enough in my manhood to have admitted this on my own.  It is a pain to wind!!!

Yeah, it’s a pain. But I’ll keep winding it! Love this thing!

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henrikc

You can get watch crown winder tools, which basically are extension stems with better grip for winding. Have you tried that? Available from Horofix and as Bergeon 30409.

Or if you’re really sick of winding, there’s the $800 battery powered Bergeon 31408. 

It’s one of those things that I’ll complain about it, but it’s not that much of a pain I’ll buy anything for it. Just a spoiled brat complaining about it, haha.

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tempus

I have an Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow, and winding it is quite difficult. When I bought the new Speedy Pro, I was expecting the same issue, but found it much easier to wind. Still not as nice to wind as many others, but way better than the old BA.

Interesting to know there’s another speedy thats even more annoying to wind. Haha!

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tuanvinh2000

Speedmaster fois edition doesnt have the crown guard. Will it be easier?

Only time will tell!

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Rocketfan

I've heard this complaint before but I love winding my Speedy every morning. It was my grail and started me collecting so I look forward to getting up, winding it, and looking at it every morning (sometimes topping it off before I go to bed).

It's my only watch that needs winding so maybe I have no complaints because I have nothing to compare it to. However, I use two fingers and like feeling the wind and the audible clicks as you turn the crown. 

As for my automatics, using one thumb to spin the crown and charge up the old Seiko doesn't give me the same satisfaction (doesn't feel like winding).  I am not sure whether I am even winding the Tudor and I don't mess with the crown on my DJ since I have had to have the stem repaired before (not cheap).

I’m always afraid of messing up my stems when I wind them… 😩

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Winding the Speedy could be better but it’s not all that bad, in my experience.  I wind my Speedy just about every morning.

That said, you may be making things harder for yourself if you’re trying to wind it by pinching the crown with the tips of your thumb and index finger as in the picture you posted.

I find that winding the Speedy by rolling the crown against the side of my index finger and bottom of my thumb to be much easier.

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DanCarter

It’s one of those things that I’ll complain about it, but it’s not that much of a pain I’ll buy anything for it. Just a spoiled brat complaining about it, haha.

It’s the perfect excuse for buying a new gadget!

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I had a look at one in my local omega Boutique. I thought I did something wrong when i tried to wind it 😄

just didn’t work at first. Glad to know it’s not just me. 

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I didn’t enjoy winding it at first but once I figured out an easy easy (for me) I stopped minding it. 

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I hated winding my Speedy so much I used it as a trade towards a Blancpain.  No regrets.