I understand why you'd pull the crown out on a quartz watch when you're not wearing it, but what's the purpose of doing it on an automatic? :001_unsurelease enlighten me.
Wouldn't that be bad for the mainspring in the long run? I think all that tension held on the spring for an extended period would cause damage. But I don't know.True, unless you store the watch and want to wind it on a regular basis, but not planning to wear it for some time. Like that you don't have to unscrew and screw the crown back in each time...
On both my Zodiac and Tissot chronos, pulling the crown out DOES stop the seconds hand. In fact, both manuals recommend pulling the crown out to conserve battery power. I just never understood why I've seen photos of automatics where the crown is pulled out. I thought I was missing something, but from the reaction thus far, apparently I'm not.Actually, there's no reason to pull the crown out on a quartz watch either, since the movement continues to run. The hands are just no longer connected to the movement.