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    Sharper Image winder not winding

    This weekend I purchased a new Sharper Image winder. This is the one: http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/ca.../sku__SI312BLK

    It will only wind for the first 3, 6, 9, or 12 minutes. When it comes time (one hour later) it will not wind. I have tried it with 7 different watches and all are the same--winds when the watch is loaded in the winder, but will not start again.

    I tried it with no watch loaded and it works just fine--just won't work when a watch is loaded on the winder. Not too useful.

    Am I doing something wrong or is the winder defective?

    TIA

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    Re: Sharper Image winder not winding

    What are the time setting options ? You´ve got four as I understood from the manual.


    The manual btw is crappy:

    Quote: "Test to find the lowest possible setting to keep your particular
    watch running, without over-winding the mechanism.

    Over-winding an automatic movement is not possible.

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    Re: Sharper Image winder not winding

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    What are the time setting options ? You´ve got four as I understood from the manual.


    The manual btw is crappy:

    Quote: "Test to find the lowest possible setting to keep your particular
    watch running, without over-winding the mechanism.

    Over-winding an automatic movement is not possible.

    The time settings are: 3 minutes per hour, 6 minutes per hour, 9 minutes per hour, and 12 minutes per hour.

    However, the setting is not the problem. After the first 3, 6, 9, or 12 minutes, it does not start up again if there is a watch loaded in the winder. So, it will only wind for 3, 6, 9, or 12 minutes total--no matter how long the watch is in the winder.

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    Re: Sharper Image winder not winding

    Well, I can´t help. My winder is working different (intervals 133, 110, 91,75 sec and left/right according to what a movement requires - from 650 to 1150 turns per day).

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    Re: Sharper Image winder not winding

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Well, I can´t help. My winder is working different (intervals 133, 110, 91,75 sec and left/right according to what a movement requires - from 650 to 1150 turns per day).

    Just a question. Does your Sharper Image winder rotate the watch?

    The one I have rocks the watch back and forth (like a pendulum).

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    Re: Sharper Image winder not winding

    Quote Originally Posted by kkoenning View Post
    Just a question. Does your Sharper Image winder rotate the watch?

    The one I have rocks the watch back and forth (like a pendulum).
    Sorry, I don´t own a SI winder. I own a Beco which rotates the watch.

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    Re: Sharper Image winder not winding

    A little while ago I had found this PDF document that helped me set the correct direction and rotation for the watches on a winder:

    http://www.kadloo.com/downloads/Winding-Direction.pdf

    Hopefully this may be of some help.

    Cheers,

    Bhanu

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    Re: Sharper Image winder not winding

    Quote Originally Posted by kkoenning View Post
    The time settings are: 3 minutes per hour, 6 minutes per hour, 9 minutes per hour, and 12 minutes per hour.

    However, the setting is not the problem. After the first 3, 6, 9, or 12 minutes, it does not start up again if there is a watch loaded in the winder. So, it will only wind for 3, 6, 9, or 12 minutes total--no matter how long the watch is in the winder.
    Sounds like its not working. It should do the same interval - 3,6,9, or 12 - after a resting period as it did initially when you turned it on. Your description of its behavior seems to indicate that the timer is only working partially. Best to return it and get another. Sorry.
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    Re: Sharper Image winder not winding

    One thing I noticed is that Sharper Image clearance website and their Ebay store is selling a lot of these refurbished winders at dirt cheap price.

    I wonder why??????

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    Re: Sharper Image winder not winding

    Are you using battery or AC?
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