Total newbie here. I've been hooked on Russian watches now for a few weeks and finally, my very first Komandirskie, from 1993 has arrived. Now all I need to do is choose a strap and set the time!
Edit: I should have mentioned it is a 17 jewel mechanism (2414A?).
You all must be tired of being asked how to wind the watch and set the time/date...but I would really like to know. This is my first watch since my Tissot Autoquartz from 2000. So, 9 years later, I'm on a slippery slope of timepieces from Russia. Last year it was fountain pens!
So, I unscrew the crown and it is wobbly as I've read elsewhere.
I gently pull on it as I wind the crown clockwise and it winds. But does it stop? is there a possibility of overwinding and thus breaking it? I would hate to do that.
Pulling the crown further allows me to set the time. Is this correct? And the date? I have read elsewhere I just have to keep winding until I reach the right date. Will the date change in both the forwards direction as well as the backwards directions if I need to set the date to an earlier day?
I'd really appreciate this lesson for beginners...a link to other posts is fine. I'll post pics as soon as I get a strap.