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Old 02-17-2017, 03:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just received my Blue Lagoon Turtle that I bought on pre order from Jura Watches and I was a bit shocked to see the crown appears to be very off-Centre. Curious if anyone else had the same issue.

From the photos you can see the that the crown is obviously left of Centre, and is particularly noticeable when the crown is retracted. What's most concerning is that when screwing the crown back into the closed position the crown comes into light contact with the case!

Should I send it back and ask for a replacement? Alternatively, if this appears to be a common defect then I'll ask for a refund...






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I don't own a modern turtle, but how does the crown look when screwed in? A close up picture or two would help. Can you feel the contact when screwed in? Is it binding at all when screwed in?
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I'd return it for a replacement if it were mine, but a refund is reasonable.
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I had to go look at my padi and the gold accented one (forgot the model). At first sight, the crown tube does look to be off center on both, but it's not a defect. The case recession is asymmetric due to the angle of the crown, with thicker metal on that left side of cut out thus more curvature that blocks the view from top, I'm not an engineer so bear with me. If you remove the crown, you can see that the crown tube is perfectly centered. There's not much of a clearance on the sides and the crown isn't rigid when pulled out, it wabbles, I can make both of mine touch the case if moved sideways.
I would not worry about it. Enjoy your watch.
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I don't see any defect in the pictures.
As long the crown operates fine and sits right when all screwed id, all is good.
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Some days the robots that make these watches by the thousands, have hangovers from old lubricants.

You could ask the seller for a replacement but there is no guarantee that the next one will be any better.

As has been said, if it works then just enjoy it...or spend a couple of thousand and get one you can be really annoyed with when it is not perfect
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if the crown touches the case while screwing down, I'd return it. you can ask the seller to check this before shipping.
If it doesn't touch the case, it won't cause any issues, so I'd enjoy a beautiful watch
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