Is there anything wrong in, when setting a lever-set pocket watch, turning the hands back a bit (counterclockwise) in order to set the time? I thought I had heard somewhere that going counterclockwise is bad for the movement.
I received a beautiful circa 1900 Rockford yesterday, and noticed when setting it that it did not seem to want to be turned counterclockwise. I was trying to go back (counterclockwise) by only a few minutes. The seller had said the watch had been fully serviced. The watch--case, movement, dial--looks incredibly clean. Also, I wound the watch in order to perform a 24-hour test for accuracy, and I found it had stopped running after 16 hours. I welcome any comments.