Manual winding watch starts with light movement??

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    Manual winding watch starts with light movement??

    Forgive my ignorance. I just bought my first manual winding watch. It's definitely a manual wind not an automatic. I noticed, though, as I was adjusting the deployant clasp resulting in light movement of the watch, the second hand started and ran for a little while. Is this normal? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Manual winding watch starts with light movement??

    Manual wind watches will tend to do this, as they have a little tiny bit left in the tank after they stop, but will normally only run for a minute or so max before you rewind them.
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    Re: Manual winding watch starts with light movement??

    Quote Originally Posted by gcalex View Post
    as I was adjusting the deployant clasp resulting in light movement of the watch, the second hand started and ran for a little while. Is this normal? Thanks in advance.
    Yes.

    A watch suddenly running is much better than a watch suddenly stopping. The former is no reason to worry, the latter could be.

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    Manual winding watch starts with light movement??

    Totally normal. By moving the watch, you’re just agitating the balance wheel and sucking the last morsel of power out of the mainspring.

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    Re: Manual winding watch starts with light movement??

    It's possessed by ghosts!

    No - totally normal.
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