1. AndySix

    AndySix Jul 29, 2018

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    Hope you can help me here.
    I am fairly new to TH automatic watches and recently purcased a Calibre 16 day date. I know it is "winded" automatically when worn, but can I also wind it with the crown? This would be usefull if I use another watch for a couple of days.

    I tried carefully, but noted it was a little bit of resistance, so I didnt want to force it.

    Does it work? Is it harmfull? Does it work at all? :)
     
  2. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 29, 2018

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    Not harmful at all...yes, you can certainly manually wind no problems. Just don't wind past the point of resistance. You can see that the Calibre 16 guide (extracts below) discusses manually winding the movement Screen Shot 2018-07-30 at 12.49.48 PM.png Screen Shot 2018-07-30 at 12.50.31 PM.png
     
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  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Jul 30, 2018

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    Do TAG's versions of the 7750 not have a clutch that slips once the watch is fully wound? Every other automatic I've experienced would let you manually wind it into perpetuity, but at some point a clutch would slip and stop winding the spring. Some give an audible click, others not.
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 31, 2018

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    Yes, believe that they do
     
  5. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jul 31, 2018

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    That's a useful tidbit of information that I don't believe I have seen mentioned anywhere else, thank you.

    Do other movements (1887, 12, 17, 5, etc) have this feature?
     
  6. imagwai

    imagwai Jul 31, 2018

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    I've never encountered an automatic watch that doesn't have this feature.
     
  7. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jul 31, 2018

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    Fair enough. I guess it is just not mentioned in reviews.
     
  8. abrod520

    abrod520 Jul 31, 2018

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    I think it's been a feature of the automatic movement since the beginning, or at least for those that can be hand-wound (some can't, like certain lower-end Seiko movements). Otherwise, how would you keep the mainspring from snapping from normal daily movement?
     
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 31, 2018

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    Exactly. If that weren't the case, they would be overwhelmed with "warranty" claims.