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  1. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Oct 21, 2021

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    Ok guys, when hand winding do you rotate both directions, ie back and forth, or one way only, clockwise looking at the winder.
     
  2. YY77

    YY77 Oct 21, 2021

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    My Speedy manual is clockwise, my Carrera automatic cal 360 is clockwise for the chronograph power reserve and anti clockwise for the time movement.
     
  3. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Oct 21, 2021

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    I dont go back and forth, just clockwise
     
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  4. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Oct 22, 2021

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    Clockwise for me too
     
  5. VirgileF

    VirgileF Oct 22, 2021

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    Same thing for me ;)
     
  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 22, 2021

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    I didn't even know you could go both ways..... :confused:
     
  7. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Oct 22, 2021

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    I watched my AD give me instructions on how to set date and time on my Breitling Premier and get some power into it.
    He too wound it forward and back. I'd never seen anyone do it that way.
    Now I do it the same way.
     
  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Oct 22, 2021

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    I wish we had some watchmakers here who could teach us stuff.
     
  9. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 22, 2021

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    Clockwise winds the watch, going back and forth just works kind of like a ratchet and some may prefer that to just turning in one direction. The crown free spins counter-clockwise, but only winds in the clockwise direction.
     
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  10. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Oct 22, 2021

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    Thank you sir expert :thumbsup:
     
  11. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Oct 23, 2021

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    I knew that they only wound one way but just wondered who if any turned the crown one direction or use the back and forth motion, it kinda depends on if the watch is on your wrist on not, clockwise is easy when wearing it.
     
  12. TasMike

    TasMike Oct 26, 2021

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    Rub your thumb and index finger together, backwards and forwards - now put a watch crown between them. It's how I've always wound watches.
     
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  13. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Oct 26, 2021

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    Some would argue that going back and forth would release some tension on mechanical, which can be said a good thing.

    I only do clockwise manual winding though for my watch and got a little bit annoyed if the seller winding it back and forth before selling the watch to me :D
     
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  14. jamesbizs

    jamesbizs Oct 27, 2021

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    lol what you need to know?

    And yes, only clock wise. There is absolutely no reason to do counter, unless it's some movement I've never encountered before in my 25 years experience, and my dads 65 years of experience. The ratcheting gear only catches in one direction. Not even sure how you'd make one that goes both ways, but that's not to say it's impossible.
     
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  15. YY77

    YY77 Oct 27, 2021

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    What would you say regarding how TH constructed the calibre 360: