I just purchased a beautiful used Hamilton Khaki Automatic Chrono from eBay. The seller is very responsive and trustworthy.
Upon opening the box, the first thing I did after inspecting the exterior of the watch was to give it a little side to side motion (light shake/tilting) to get the seconds sub dial moving. I did this from a completely wound-down "dead" start and was unable to get the seconds hand into motion.
While I am no expert- this seems to indicate a problem with the automatic winding function. Is my reasoning correct? The only other possibility I can think of is that this particular movement requires an activation by manual winding for the self winding to happen. Seems like faulty logic- the self winding should work from a dead stop, shouldn't it???
Can an expert please shed some light. I feel like I need to get back to the seller quickly or risk having my inspection period pass by. I don't want to wind and wait days to observe the results if I can avoid it. Thanks!