OK. I don't know much about Kinetics, I'm mostly an Auto man. But I do have an interesting and unique limited edition Accutron from 2001 that has just come back from repair with new capacitor (MT 920, I think.)
So here is my question. There has been a great deal of debate about charging methods and how conventional Watch Winders will not work, but Accutron insists that it will on this particular watch (much to the amazement / disbelief of many on this forum)
So my question is why not?
General consensus is that the gearing on the rotor is to 'stiff'to be turned without considerable momentum and will not spin as the auto winder slowly turns. But if I gently hold the watch and turn it very slowly the rotor will move...hang...and then flip round, as if encountering some magnetic resistance. Is this how they all work? If so does this mean the winder should in fact work? Or is the problem more one of the speed of rotor travel rather than whether it move or not ?
Does anyone have any insight or idea how many turns a day it would need - I'm thinking the max – 1850 on the winder I'm looking at.
And how about direction. Again Bulova said it “should” charge inboth directions – but honestly, based on past conversations with them – if they told me the sun was coming up in the morning I would wait and see.
Any help or comment, thanks.