I inquired about the safest way to tighten a screw-down crown and Steve Laughlin of Benarus was kind enough to respond: "All of our crowns and tubes are the same, are you turning it counter clockwise first as you push it in, so that it catches the threads properly? Then you will here a quiet click and you know the threads are lined up."
I don't hear a quiet click when I do this with any of my screw-down crowns. Steve responded that the counterclockwise motions aligns the threads and that the feel is subtle.
I just don't get it. I feel like a troglodyte.
I just read my Seiko Kinetic instructions and there is no mention of the counterclockwise turn for tightening it. And the same for another Seiko screw-down crown.