My Burlington Special will be arriving tomorrow, per UPS. I have had older pocket watches before, but the two I got, I had to return, they arrived not working and I specifically bought because I wanted one to carry and tell time with, so HOPEFULLY this one will, got my fingers crossed.
With that said, it is a lever set pocket watch, stem winding, I need a tutorial on the basics of winding and setting SAFELY. PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME I know my whatever from a hole in the ground regarding this.
Do you wind or set FIRST? What is the proper way to pull the "lever" out and to return it to it's regular position when setting is complete? When you wind, how many turns, what do you feel for to make sure you don't over wind and break something or whatever? I plan on winding once a day, so I would REALLY like a safe number of winds PLEASE.
Any advice is greatly appreciated, honestly. Can I carry this out on a limited basis in the winter?
Thanks in advance.