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    Don't wind it between 10am and 2pm

    So I only have 2 automatics so far (Seiko OM and Ingersoll Bison No.4), and both manuals tell me to not wind the power between 10am and 2pm.

    Does that mean, when the watch reads 10a-2p, do not wind?
    Or does that mean, when I want to set it between 10a-2p, do not wind?

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    edit: can't even wind my OM even after a few hours of wearing...

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    Re: Don't wind it between 10am and 2pm

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    Re: Don't wind it between 10am and 2pm

    I've changed the date on my Omega PO between those hours a couple of times without realising and not had any issues. But like you I've been warned it's not a good idea and can lead to things getting screwed up.

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    Re: Don't wind it between 10am and 2pm

    Quote Originally Posted by THS View Post

    Thank you sir. I should be safe since I always set the date and time with the minute hand.

    My Ingersoll's manual says I could damage the watch IF I set the date between 10a-2p but I think I can only set it using minute hand.

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    Re: Don't wind it between 10am and 2pm

    Quote Originally Posted by s5pitfire View Post
    Thank you sir. I should be safe since I always set the date and time with the minute hand.

    My Ingersoll's manual says I could damage the watch IF I set the date between 10a-2p but I think I can only set it using minute hand.
    It's a Chinese watch and they got it wrong....It's 10PM and 2AM....Sometimes they goof in translation.
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    Re: Don't wind it between 10am and 2pm

    Quote Originally Posted by little big feather View Post
    It's a Chinese watch and they got it wrong....It's 10PM and 2AM....Sometimes they goof in translation.
    Yes exactly. I am puzzled about a restriction on winding the watch at any hour. May be referring to setting the date.
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    Re: Don't wind it between 10am and 2pm

    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    Yes exactly. I am puzzled about a restriction on winding the watch at any hour. May be referring to setting the date.
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    Re: Don't wind it between 10am and 2pm

    Yes, those times are considered no-man's land for messing with your watch. Mostly because of the date function, but always best to try to find another time other than 10-2 to be safe.
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    Re: Don't wind it between 10am and 2pm

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Yes, those times are considered no-man's land for messing with your watch. Mostly because of the date function, but always best to try to find another time other than 10-2 to be safe.
    Aside from the date change mechanism, there shouldn't be anything else special about this time period. I have never heard of any restriction on winding during the time, nor can I think why it would cause any harm (but I'm not a watchmaker.) You shouldn't change the date during this period, nor set the time in reverse (date change mechanism isn't designed to go in reverse). I can't see any problem with winding or setting the time forward though.
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    Re: Don't wind it between 10am and 2pm

    It's a mistake. They meant using the quickset date.
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