Here’s the big problem. Since you turn the crown with your opposing hand, the crown needs to be easily accessible to your other hand, which would be towards the outside. If you wear the watch with the crown on the inside, you have to reach past your watch to try and get to the crown. You can do it, but it’s a lot less convenient when the watch body is in the way.
The reason I have such strong feelings about the crown placement is because about three days a week, I’m forced to reverse the crown orientation on my watch from outside to inside. Those would be my weight training days. If I don’t reverse the orientation, my weight lifting gloves will trigger the emergency function during certain exercises.
As I wear my watch in this reverse orientation, I’m struck with how inconvenient crown usage is. Besides the fact that it’s just harder to reach on the inside, you also have to be much more careful with pressure. Any excess pressure causes your finger to slide off of the crown. If you use the crown on the outside, a little more pressure gives you a more secure grip.
Also, since you’re reaching across the screen, your finger will block the lower left quadrant of the screen. Any complication in this lower left corner will be blocked to your view while turning the crown. To prevent this, you need to move your arm over more. I’ve been using the crown on the inside for over two years, and I hate it just as much now as in the beginning.
I don’t doubt that there may be a few people who prefer the crown on the inside. But I have to wonder if they actually use the crown very much. I suspect they don’t.
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