If this belongs in the watchmaking forum please move it!
But here is a question about the rotor, bearings (jewels?), disengagement clutch etc.
*This is not another 'can my auto take the beating?' threads. I know that people could run 20k+ miles with the same auto on and it would not make a difference*
I was out for a run this morning with my Seiko SKX007 with 7S26 movement and I was thinking about the following. With constant arm motion the rotor will be spinning non stop. Is it the jewels that allow for free movement of the rotor and its 'axle' or is there a ball/needle bearing? Do these friction reducing parts wear and require replacing during regular service?
What about a large impact or acceleration perpendicular to the axle, is it possible to bend or break that axle?
Lastly, what about the gears on the other end of the rotor on the axle. I assume that these are in almost constant motion due to the person wearing the watch. Do they wear quickly?
I am just amazed that these watches/rotors can see so many revolutions and adverse accelerations during there service time!
Thank you and happy holidays!
I almost forgot the mandatory wrist shot! Since it was so nice out this morning (25f) I was able to just wear this long sleeve shirt and brought the 007 along for the trip!