I purchased my first VC watch (ref 47200/1, 18k Patrimony power reserve with date). It has the caliber 1127 movement (auto, 45 jewels) which I understand is based on the JLC caliber 928.
Setting the date: This watch is different from any other watch I currently own or have owned. To set the date, I need to pull out the winding stem and then depress the register. If I do this, I can advance the date as much as I wish. If I do not pull out the winding stem, depressing the register will only advance the date by one day - even if I depress the register more than once. I assume this is a safety mechanism as the watch movement stops (hack system) when the winding stem is pulled out. I own other high quality watches where the date is changed with a register rather than the crown and they do not require this.
I want to make sure everything is "OK" with the watch. Is this common for the caliber 1127? Do all VC watches with date that have a register operate like this?
Best regards, TD