So I just ordered a hand made flieger watch from Drudy that is powered by the ST-25 movement [Bottom watch - WatchNet: Trading Post: Pilot Watches - Hand Crafted - 3 to choose from - LQQK]. Since Dennis Rudy is a small time builder, I don't expect this watch to come with any kind of instruction manual. I'm hoping some of you experts will be able to tell me more about this movement and its functionality.
Obviously its an automatic, but I have seen some threads mention the ability to hand wind it as well. What's that all about? How do I hand wind it and how do I know when it is fully charged? I assume it will be able to hold time based on my motion, but I would like to understand this feature better.
How long can I leave this watch off my wrist before it dies? Can I hand wind it to keep it going if I don't wear it for a couple days?
Do you wind with the crown pushed all the way in? Does pulling the crown out once allow date adjustment or time?
I know I could probably figure a lot of this out based on trial and error when the watch arrives, but I've got time to kill until it comes. Thanks in advance!
EDIT - Pictures! Mine will come with a chestnut brown leather strap though.