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  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 18, 2021

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    I have a TAG Heuer watchwinder, which in all honesty I didn't have much intention of using... but I got it a big discount and it looks nice - you know how these things go. But my wife's Oris Atelier Skeleton has developed that winding fault where if you turn the crown it spins the rotor super fast so she asked me to use it wind her watch for her.

    It worked perfectly, it has an initial one and a half minute spin before it settles down and that did the trick.

    So then I tried it with my Cal 5 Aquaracer and after three runs through the winder I took it out and after two turns of the crown it was going, which tells me it was doing something, perhaps it needed one more whizz?

    My Calibre 16 Carrera on the other hand just went through ten minutes in the winder and it would not start. I took it out and turned the crown 6 times and off it went..

    Am I doing something wrong or does the Calibre 16 wind anti clockwise perhaps? The rotor is moving freely so I don't think that's an issue.

    The batteries may need replacing as it seems a little slower than I remember it...
     
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  2. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jan 18, 2021

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    Yes, Calibre 5 and Calibre 16 need different watchwinder settings. I set mine for both in accordance to this info, and they are always running fine:
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  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 18, 2021

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    Thanks Albert... so the Cal 16 does wind clockwise. Does that indicate it just needs more winds to start it up? I mean I would have thought 10 minutes constant winding would be enough. But I've never used a watchwinder before so I don't know. I guess the primary use is to keep it going when you take it off rather than to wind from dead.
     
  4. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jan 18, 2021

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    Yes, Calibre 16 only clockwise and it also needs more speed (turns per day) in the watchwinder than Calibre 5.
    Initially I set the watchwinder for the C16 same way as for the C5, and C16 stopped after some days in the watchwinder. So these settings really make a difference
     
  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 18, 2021

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    I don't think the TH watchwinder has any settings, as such... I'm sure it's an over priced toy really. :(
     
  6. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 18, 2021

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    I got my wife a watchwinder late last year. I found that it took quite a while in the winder before the watch would start ticking. Once running, though, the winder keeps it topped up.

    Don't use one myself, though - I find a few shakes or winds before I set the time is good enough for me.
     
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  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 18, 2021

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    I never wanted one, until one day I phone call from Bicester to tell me that they had a TH one.... I cant' help wondering if it's a good thing or a bad thing that it runs on batteries. On the plus side it doesn't have to be near a plug, but.... I wonder how long the batteries last?
     
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    imagwai Jan 18, 2021

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  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 18, 2021

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    This was £262 reduced from.... £1260 (allegedly). I had another look and I can't see any buttons to program it, it does have a mini-USB socket in the back, so maybe it could be powered that way? Or maybe you're supposed to program it from a laptop?
     
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  10. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 18, 2021

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    Looks decent. I wouldn't be able to resist plugging in a USB cable to check. If it's just battery-powered then that's pretty rubbish.
     
  11. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 18, 2021

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    Yeah, that's what I thought! Hubert has 50 of these doesn't he? He would know...
     
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  12. imagwai

    imagwai Jan 18, 2021

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    If he does, and they're not plugged in, he must have shares in Duracell
     
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  13. Remo

    Remo Jan 18, 2021

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    I remember when those TH watchwinders were available on their former homepage. It looks very decent. :thumbsup:
     
  14. abrod520

    abrod520 Jan 18, 2021

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    Yep - the idea is to maintain the wind off-wrist, rather than to power it from a start. But if the power reserve winds down even while on the winder, it's an indication that it's probably time for a service. (Of course, with a 7750 you'll want to make sure you have a winder that you can specify clockwise direction for before worrying)
     
  15. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 18, 2021

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    Well it certainly don't need servicing, it's still under warranty...
     
  16. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Jan 18, 2021

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    Yes, it looks great! :thumbsup:
    It would be difficult to understand that at this price level (the original £1260 price) it would not have speed & direction settings.
    There is no information in the instructions, about whether it can be programmed? It should be possible to program each side separately

    This is my twin watchwinder, by Boxy (237€ at Amazon). Each side can be individually programmed (three speed settings and three direction settings each side). I use it with batteries, because there’s no plug in the closet where I keep it. Two big (D size) batteries each side, and they last around 5 months
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  17. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 18, 2021

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    Yeah, I definitely question the value of it - but it looks nice.... I guess.
     
  18. abrod520

    abrod520 Jan 18, 2021

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    My ~1mo old Yema Superman is actually heading back to France soon for both reasons above (hand-winding or screwing the crown in causes the rotor to spin; it also won't maintain power reserve on a winder). You may want to check with TAG and see if you may have to exercise that warranty coverage!
     
  19. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jan 18, 2021

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    Yet another winding causes rotor spin case. Sellita movement in the Yema?
     
  20. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jan 18, 2021

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    Albert, this wasn't referring to your watchwinder by the way! I was talking about mine, I don't want to offend any one else today!
     
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