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Well, my days of not wearing a watch because the date is too far off to bother with, or the crown is just too finicky are over. Behold: crown winders! I shoulda got these long ago.
Note: the 6mm works for almost all my VCMs, but I bought larger and smaller because...well, why not; I'm not called a "collector" for nuthin'. Still, for most folks, I'd suggest the 6mm as a starting point--works for my Komandirskies and Amphibia(n)s, too :-).
The grabber part is metal (I'm pretty sure) on my inexpensive versions, and I see that some Bergeon models have elastomer tips, so if you think your crown is plated, maybe go for a better quality one, but I can't see careful use of the ones I have causing much damage at all. They don't slip on the crowns I tested with, which is what would worry me.
Photos, because a thread without photos is boring, even if it's useful :-)
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