I want to look into how to make the ETA-2824 into a handwind movement. What are the steps that absolutely must be taken in order to maintain the workhorse durability of this fine movement? I have read that the 2824 is a 2801 with autowind added, and I have also been told by other equally reliable sources that an auto movement should not be handwound except slowly, and even then only enough to just get the movement started. This warning was said to apply to both uni-directional movements (7750), and bi-directionals (2836, 2824) although pictures I have seen were of damage to a 7750.
So what is it? I'm sure there are plenty of highly skilled, hands on people out there who know what to do to convert a 2824 to a handwind. Is it possible, or not? :thanks