Itchy finger ruining watch?

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    Question Itchy finger ruining watch?

    I understand some chronographs have a flyback function where u can just press the reset button while the chrono is still running n then it'll reset immediately. Recently,i was told by a watch dealer that i cannot do that if it is a mechanical watch as resetting the chrono without stopping it 1st can spoil the watch. Is that true? If so,does this rule apply to all mechanical chronos or are there exceptional pieces n how'd i know if i should refrain my itchy finger from wanting to test it out?

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    Re: Itchy finger ruining watch?

    This is not true or watches like the Blancpain 50 Fathoms Flyback Chrono are in big trouble for false advertising! AD's are crazy....
    Better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't done...





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    Re: Itchy finger ruining watch?

    For some movements, pressing the reset button while non-flyback chronographs are running can damage the watch, depending on the movement and how hard you press. With the majority of them, however, accidentally pressing it with a sane amount of force will probably not damage it, though of course if you go absolutely nuts...

    Flybacks obviously can't be damaged this way...

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    Re: Itchy finger ruining watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by jason_recliner View Post
    ? the link didn't really answer my query. But from the few responses,i gather it's still better to play safe n read the manual or ask the AD to demonstrate? :p

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    Re: Itchy finger ruining watch?

    On my Speedmaster it is very hard to press the reset button when the chronograph is running. One would have to press very hard to reset it.

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    Re: Itchy finger ruining watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChadHahn View Post
    On my Speedmaster it is very hard to press the reset button when the chronograph is running. One would have to press very hard to reset it.

    Chad
    Ok. So that means if it's hard to press,i shouldn't force it cos it might spoil the watch? If it's ok to press,it shouldn't be so hard? Thanks for the replies. Always good to know a new thing about this hobby.

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    Re: Itchy finger ruining watch?

    I would agree not to press reset button while chrono running..I do believe i remember Jim Skelton talking about this awhile ago..
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    Re: Itchy finger ruining watch?

    If you don't have a flyback chronograph, do not force the reset button.

    If you have a flyback chronograph which uses a button other than the reset to actuate the flyback mechanism [e.g. the crown is depressed for flyback], do not force the reset button.

    Reading the manual is good.

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    Re: Itchy finger ruining watch?

    Evidently some chronos can be reset while running (flybacks) and others cannot. I'd find out first before messing around. I would hope...yes, hope...the manual would address this question.

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