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    Which way does an automatic watch turn to wind the spring? Clockwise or anticlocwise?

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    Re: Which way does an automatic watch turn to wind the spring? Clockwise or anticlocwise?

    Quote Originally Posted by dexterkia View Post
    Which way does an automatic watch turn to wind the spring? Clockwise or anticlocwise?
    Depends on the movement, some like Rolex wind in either direction but not all do that
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    Re: Which way does an automatic watch turn to wind the spring? Clockwise or anticlocwise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ring View Post
    Depends on the movement, some like Rolex wind in either direction but not all do that
    This, everything is possible, clock wise anti clock wise, bi-directional - to know exactly you need to ckeck the orbita data base.
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    Re: Which way does an automatic watch turn to wind the spring? Clockwise or anticlocwise?

    On seiko 5?

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    Re: Which way does an automatic watch turn to wind the spring? Clockwise or anticlocwise?

    Quote Originally Posted by dexterkia View Post
    On seiko 5?
    Sorry to ask but are you too lazy to lookmit up yourself on the orbita data base ??????

    It is clearly stated:

    **Per Technical Customer Service at Seiko USA, Seiko Mechanical Automatic movements should be able to wind on a winder. They have a bi-directional wind (can wind Both Ways, CW, or CCW) , a 36-48 hour power reserve, and probably require 500-700 TPD. We suggest you start at 500 TPD and then increase the winding time until you find the correct setting for your watch.
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    Re: Which way does an automatic watch turn to wind the spring? Clockwise or anticlocwise?

    I'm pretty sure that the Seiko 5 is bi-directional.

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    Re: Which way does an automatic watch turn to wind the spring? Clockwise or anticlocwise?

    All modern Seikos are bidirectional. Actually, the vast majority of mechanical watches today are as well, so until you learn which ones aren't (i.e., Valjoux 7750, any modern GP, any Miyota etc.), start with that assumption and you'll be right much more often than you're wrong.
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    Re: Which way does an automatic watch turn to wind the spring? Clockwise or anticlocwise?

    Here's the bidirectional winding mechanism on your Seiko 5, the brilliant magic lever:



    Actually, before bidirectional winding was as ubiquitous today, this was a big selling point. Anyway, the rotor would go in the middle and connect to the drive wheel on the left.



    Here's a handy diagram someone awesome made in paint. The drive wheel will always turn in the opposite direction as the rotor, but regardless, the pawls will always perform work (given sufficient movement of the rotor, anyway) because it basically just switches from a grabbing and pull motion counterclockwise in one direction to a pushing counterclockwise direction in the other--but regardless of the direction of the rotor, the pawl wheel wheel will always go counterclockwise, which is the productive direction.
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    Re: Which way does an automatic watch turn to wind the spring? Clockwise or anticlocwise?

    Caveat lector

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    Re: Which way does an automatic watch turn to wind the spring? Clockwise or anticlocwise?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Sorry to ask but are you too lazy to lookmit up yourself on the orbita data base ??????
    While you've mentioned it in an earlier post, OP may not even know what the Orbita DB is. We can't all run under the same level of assumed knowledge.

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