1. robinette3

    robinette3 Oct 28, 2016

    Posts
    12
    Likes
    1
    [​IMG]

    First watch ever. I was ready to pull the trigger on a formula 1 and thanks to this forum I wound up with this carrera that I am sure I will be much happier with. Thanks everyone! Also since this is my first automatic I was wondering how often I need to wind it. I wore it for 3 days and on the morning of the 3rd day it had stopped and needed rewound. Is this normal? Any advice would be great.
     
    Calibre11 likes this.
  2. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 28, 2016

    Posts
    5,907
    Likes
    17,936
    Welcome and congratulations! I think you made the right choice going with a mechanical watch instead of an electronic one :thumbsup:

    I usually wind my automatics the same as my manual-wind watches, once a day - 15 turns is enough to keep them wound, even when they're not on my wrist.
     
  3. robinette3

    robinette3 Oct 28, 2016

    Posts
    12
    Likes
    1
    Thanks for the info. One thing I did notice is when I wound it there was a bit of resistance and it made a ratchet sound. Is this normal? I have read is should be smooth.
     
  4. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 28, 2016

    Posts
    5,907
    Likes
    17,936
    There should be some mild clicking / resistance as you wind it, but nothing too noticeable. If it sounds / feels nasty to you though, I'd recommend making a quick stop at a TAG authorized dealer and asking them to take a look.
     
  5. robinette3

    robinette3 Oct 28, 2016

    Posts
    12
    Likes
    1
    Ok. Before I wound it I tried to get the auto winder to make it run agin. But after several rotations it still wasent running so I just wound it
     
    Edited Oct 28, 2016
  6. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Oct 28, 2016

    Posts
    2,017
    Likes
    1,481
    Congratulation on your first purchase.

    Ouick question, just to confirmed. when you wound it, its in position 0 wounding up or down ?
     
  7. robinette3

    robinette3 Oct 28, 2016

    Posts
    12
    Likes
    1
    Winding up. Clockwise looking at crown.
     
  8. c1887

    c1887 Oct 29, 2016

    Posts
    3
    Likes
    1
    Hi robinette,
    I have the same watch (leather strap version). It shouldn't stop working after 3 days (assuming you don't sleep for 3 days :)
    I am a "office-guy", so movement of the wrist is rather limited, still no need to wind manually. Power reserve is 55h on my watch.
    When you wind the watch manually, how does the rotor behave? I see mine moving slightly at start of a turn on the crown. Also, when you turn the watch itself, does the rotor move? If you experience any strange noises or the rotor looks "blocked", bring the watch to an AD to have it checked.

    Hope this helps...
     
  9. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Oct 29, 2016

    Posts
    18,566
    Likes
    14,839
    Congrats, now post some pics of the ///M car :D
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 29, 2016

    Posts
    6,673
    Likes
    5,202
    Even better, pics of Watch + ///M car
     
  11. robinette3

    robinette3 Oct 30, 2016

    Posts
    12
    Likes
    1
    You are right. Rotor does indeed just start to move at beginning of winding. And rotor spins freely.
     
  12. robinette3

    robinette3 Oct 30, 2016

    Posts
    12
    Likes
    1
    135i m sport. One day I'll have an m car
     
    Edited Oct 30, 2016
  13. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Oct 30, 2016

    Posts
    750
    Likes
    516
    Nice watch, nice car. Sorted.