winding to full capacity. I know that fully winding the 4400 is a long process and needs over 100 turns of the crown!!!
Thanks for your response. Two questions:
a) If something were broken, would the movement still give near accurate time and have a power reserve oof 48 hours?
b) How does one know when to stop winding? I stop winding when I feel a lot of resistance, and honestly am scared to wind more because it gets to "tight". But, I don't think I did 100 turns.
has no impact on accuracy.
Maybe you can take it for inspection
If something broke, I wonder how? I have not dropped it.
I will try winding it 100 turns. I hope that is the problem.
How do you know when to stop winding?
Will try again and let you know.
says that he knows his watches are fully wound when the component the red arrow points to stop moving when winding the crown
with power reserve.
Either you put them on a watch winder or wind them up by hand,
they never get fully wind up!
Believe me, I have several and of different brands...
among them I still have this one, even if the name is misspelled on the dial,
but I'm very proud of the pic .
It's the same with several VC's I have or have had.
They only get full winded if you wear them constantly, for a week at least!
Thanks for both your recent posts.
- Alex, I will wind my watch tonight with a careful eye on the component at the back, and let you know.
- Doc, thanks for your insight. My watch is manual wind (same movement as 1921), and I feel it is giving me 48 hours power reserve, when it should give close to 65. Also, it is brand new.
- Doc's explanation is for Self-Winding watches, essentially a movement with a rotor, which gets it energy from the movement of human wrist.
- Does Doc's logic also apply to manual wind watches? In other words, when a manual wind watch is would up, does it make a difference to the
watch/movement whether it is worn or not?
I know I have wavering a bit from my original post, but this question has intrigued me a bit.
effect on the power reserve
read my post above.
Wear your watch 1 or 2 weeks constantly and you see it will have 65 hours power reserve.
I also noticed on nearly all new power reserve watches, that they gets a memory,
and that's why you only get 48 hours, because you have not let it wind up fully, time and time again.
This Girard-Perregaus Gyromatic, coording to Peter CDE, the Gury of GP's,
it's one of the first, keeps a quite good power reserve, if I use it for a week, which I only done one or two times.
Otherwise it soon dies. Keeps time as a new!