why does my automatic watch keep stopping
First, good to know, the manual of the watch explains this quite clearly. Second, let me give it a try. 1. Unscrew the crown by turning it counter-clockwise. You will feel a kind of jump free when the crown becomes unscrewed. 2. The crown sitting in its position closest to the case after unscrewing (position 0), wind the watch about 40 to 50 times by turning the crown clockwise. My rule of thumb: one wind for every hour of power reserve the watch has. You cannot overwind the watch. 3. Pull the crown to its outermost position (position 2), to set the time. Turn the crown to move the hands FORWARD. Turn the crown until the hours hand passes 12 AND the date and day change.
After this, set the time provisionally at 6:00 (AM). 4. Push the crown back to position 0, then pull it carefully to the position between position 0 and position 2, that is position 1, to set the date and day. Then turn the crown clockwise to set the date, and counter-clockwise to set the day. 5. Pull the crown to position 2 again, and set the time at its correct position. Although not really possible when doing this procedure during normal living hours (that is, after 6:00 (AM)), be sure not turning the hands backward between 4:00 (AM) and 20:00 (8:00 PM), or you may damage the movement. 6. Push the crown back to position 0, then push the crown gently against the case and while pushing, turn the crown clockwise until it doesn't allow more turning.
This way the crown is screwed tight, for perfect water protection. You are done, you can strap the watch on and enjoy it! Quite a lot of words here to describe a procedure that will become very natural to you after a few times doing so. Good luck! Kind regards,
What you do may not be so important, but it is very important that you do it well. (my variation of a saying by Gandhi) Keep your arm moving. The automatic watch is built with an oscillating metal weight, or rotor, that tracks movement.
The oscillating rotor is attached to gears inside the watch that are in turn attached to the mainspring. When the rotor moves, it moves the gears which, in turn, winds the mainspring. This stores energy in the mainspring so that the watch continues ticking. If the watch is not being moved in regular, everyday motion, the mainspringБs energy winds down. If you wear your watch and keep your arm in regular movement, this should be enough to keep the rotor moving and winding up the mainspring. This doesnБt mean, however, that your arm needs to be in constant motion. Automatic watches are built to respond to average, everyday movement in order to keep them working.
Typically, automatic watches store energy for up to 48 hours so that they continue working without needing additional winding. People who are not very active, such as elderly people or those confined to bed, may need to wind their automatic watches with more frequency. If you are sick and laid up in bed, your watch may wind down since itБs not getting regular everyday movement. Avoid wearing watch when playing sports that require continuous hand or arm movement, such as tennis, squash or basketball. This will interfere with the automatic winding mechanisms, which are built for regular, everyday arm movement.
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