I have just bought my first Stowa; a second hand Flieger Automatic from Ebay. It looks a great watch and I'm very pleased with it. It's certainly given me confirmation that I can get away with the larger face of the Marine Original on my little 6 1/2 inch wrists (which will probably be my next purchase). However, I have a couple of questions:
1. Probably a daft one really. I've been used to having an Omega Speedmaster Professional which is obviously a hand wound watch. I assume it's OK to hand wind a 2824-2 movement (which is what I did automatically when I received it)?
2. If you do hand wind it, does it stop winding when it's fully would like a fully manual watch or does it keep winding indefinitely?
3. It's running about 35-40 seconds a day fast. Could this be because I fully wound it when I got it or does it just need regulating?
4. There are some light scratches on the case (it's the fine matt finish). What's the best way of polishing them out? I have seem some people talk about a Scotch Brite pad or even wet and dry sanding paper. Are either of these recommended or shall I just leave it to the professionals?!