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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

    Great stuff. Very informative as always. Thanks

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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

    I saw a lot of reports about broken mainspring, so I wonder whether the new alloy used in the modern mainspring could prevent such catastrophe ?

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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

    I learned something new today. Thanks a ton!
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    Thanks much!
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    Borders on epic. All I need to know plus more. Great job - thanks for taking the time... -jmc

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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixan View Post
    Very nicely crafted post. I appreciate the effort it took to create this very educational pictorial. If you aim for precision, though, as you obviously do, you would hopefully appreciate the pointing out of the three little extraneous letters in there. That barrel was likely not from a Speedy "Pro," right? I don't believe any Speedmaster Professionals ever came with 7750 based movements. Speedmaster Auto? Anyway, thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work. ;)
    Thanks for reminding me why I don't post here often. ;)

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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

    Thanks for a most informative post Al.
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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    I saw a lot of reports about broken mainspring, so I wonder whether the new alloy used in the modern mainspring could prevent such catastrophe ?


    Mainsprings break - it's a fact of life unfortunately. Modern alloy spring are much less prone to breaking however, and what I referred to was trying to break one by force in say an ETA 6497. Breaking it by forcing the crown would be difficult, however they do break - I have serviced many manual wind Panerai's with broken mainspring. It's by far the most common reason their models with the 6497 movement end up on my bench.

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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

    Thanks, great post

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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

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    Thanks for reminding me why I don't post here often. ;)

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    Thank you Archer for your gracious answer regarding the workings of over winding and clutches. I, like most here have expressed, appreciate your input here, and I hope to persuade you to drop in more often with your experience and insights. I always learn something from your posts, and am sure I am not the only one. Thanks.

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