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    Changing date on Vostoks

    When changing date the faster way does it harm the movement if you do it really fast? Same with the normal way... If you do it fast will it do any damage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by James_ View Post
    When changing date the faster way does it harm yhe movement of you donit really fast? Same with the normal way... If you do it fast will it do any damage?
    Slow does it. 1st of all, any time you change time you add to the wear. From the ‘damage’ point of view: its the number of turns you need to make. Not how fast or slow. But, doing it fast you are risking jamming it or putting too much torc on the mechanism. If you do it fast you will not be able to respond to the increased resistance if there is a small jam. So, do it slow. 🙂
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    Changing date on Vostoks

    I remember seeing a video of a dude that put the chuck of his drill on the crown. That changed the date pretty quick.

    Not the one I remember… https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IxSh7wS2KEw
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    Re: Changing date on Vostoks

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa200 View Post
    Slow does it. 1st of all, any time you change time you add to the wear. From the ‘damage’ point of view: its the number of turns you need to make. Not how fast or slow. But, doing it fast you are risking jamming it or putting too much torc on the mechanism. If you do it fast you will not be able to respond to the increased resistance if there is a small jam. So, do it slow.
    Thanks. Thinking of ordering an Amphibia again from Meranom and want to make sure I treat the movement right.

    Quote Originally Posted by brandon\ View Post
    I remember seeing a video of a dude that put the chuck of his drill on the crown. That changed the date pretty quick.

    Not the one I remember… https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IxSh7wS2KEw
    That was in my mind when posting. Would be great if it worked out ok!

    PS do the no date Vostok watches have a no date movement or is the mechanism still changing over underneath there?
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    Watches w/o date have mechanism w/o date complication. And vise versa.
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    Re: Changing date on Vostoks

    Do it slowly or you risk pulling your groin.
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    Re: Changing date on Vostoks

    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyOneMore View Post
    Do it slowly or you risk pulling your groin.
    Too late... Ouch
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    Re: Changing date on Vostoks

    Quote Originally Posted by James_ View Post
    Too late... Ouch
    another noob question... on the Komandiskie.... I am guessing... after experimenting.. that you wind the watch counter clockwise... my question is.. how many turns for a full charge?


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    Re: Changing date on Vostoks

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfsatz View Post
    another noob question... on the Komandiskie.... I am guessing... after experimenting.. that you wind the watch counter clockwise... my question is.. how many turns for a full charge?


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    Re: Changing date on Vostoks

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfsatz View Post
    another noob question... on the Komandiskie.... I am guessing... after experimenting.. that you wind the watch counter clockwise...
    The watch winds clockwise, like pretty much every other watch.

    my question is.. how many turns for a full charge?
    What is the standard measure of a "turn"? Keep winding until it's done. This is a manual-wind movement so you will reach a hard stop.
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