I have read ALL the old threads.ALL the threads. Going back several years.
Including the one by ttsugar, and the one on the other
forum as well as many many others.
I have asked for people to step forward with evidence of
the threads on the MM STRIPPING! None have.
No one has verified STRIPPED threads on the Marine Master!
The verdict: Marine Master found Not Guilty of being more prone to thread stripping!
There are case where owners FELT the threads to have something wrong.There have been complaints about the feel of the crown threads. This is feeling, not fact.
The Marine Master may have grindy FEELING threads.
The Marine Master may have fine threads.
The Marine Master is a unique watch. As far as I know it is alone in having a SS Monocoque case, with a 300m rating and an automatic mechanical movement which hacks and handwinds. It has integrated threads within the case.
The combination of these features MAY cause the crown to have a feeling unlike other watches.
Reports from owners state between 1 - 2 full turns required for screwing in the crown. The average is 1.5 turns. This seemed also to be the most objectively measured amount.
If your MM is the same or similar it is NORMAL.
Is it more fragile? That statement is inconclusive.
All the cases and statements of the MM being prone to stripping are insubstantiated, propaganda slander and heresay.
A different feeling to the threads is not a sign of weakness or necessarily a design flaw.
There is no need to be put of because of the "crown issue" with this watch...there is no issue. There may be a different feel to the crown. If you do not like this FEEL, there are many willing to buy your watch from you, even with full disclosure of the FEEL of the threads.
This grindy feel is not endemic. The large majority of MM owners have no complaints. Or they lube their threads, or they take care and back thread.
A minority of owners feel no change with the lube and still get a "wrong" feeling back threading. The only way to really cure this is to send the watch in.
At one time it appeared the only way to change the feel of the integrated threads was to have the case replaced. This is no longer the case, other owners have been told by Seiko the case does not need to be replaced to change the feel of threads. A bona fide case of thread stripping may or may not require a new case, that situation is yet to be defined.
It is not an automatic $1,200 case replacement outside of warranty to change the feeling of the threads at Seiko in Japan.
I continue the challenge, bring me an example where the thread have been undeniably STRIPPED on the Marine Master. Show me a work order, a warranty slip where the problem states stripped threads. Show it to me in English or Japanese.
Until then, you will be asked to stop perpetuating the MYTH!
You will be asked to use the SEARCH ENGINE, you will be given links to this and my other thread below.
And we may call you a paranoid pansy!
THE MARINE MASTER MYTH IS DEAD!