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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    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.

    Cheers, Al
    so the eta 6497 is a faulty movement not even on par with vintage Omega, Rolex, IWC, JLC, Longines, Certina and Zenith handwound movements
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    trying to find something else I found this thread, deserves to be bumped up!
    Thanks for the bump. Every thread I've saved as a Favorite was started by or contributed to by Archer. Great refresher for someone who doesnt' work with them every day and thoughtful of Al to take the time to contribute, especially with pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by georges zaslavsky View Post
    so the eta 6497 is a faulty movement not even on par with vintage Omega, Rolex, IWC, JLC, Longines, Certina and Zenith handwound movements
    I'm not sure how you draw such conclusions. Your thought process on this is pretty far reaching...I did not say or imply anything you have stated above.

    I see broken mainsprings across all brands - as I said it's a fact of life.

    Regards, Al

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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

    Glad you enjoyed the post - I'm working on another one as time permits. Tough when I have so many watches in the queue waiting for repairs.....

    Cheers, Al

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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

    thanks for posting, Al: always appreciated!

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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

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    Glad you enjoyed the post - I'm working on another one as time permits. Tough when I have so many watches in the queue waiting for repairs.....

    Cheers, Al
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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

    Archer,

    Thank you for your post. You brought me from total ignorance to a basic working knowledge of manual vs. automatic mainsprings within the space of 30 minutes.

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    Another mystery of life revealed!! Thanks Archer!
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    I'm so glad I followed the link to this thread, that was very interesting. :)
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    Re: Automatic and manual winding - some basics explained

    Hi all,

    May I ask a question: How many rounds I have to wind for my Omega in 24h unworn? Is there any safety method applied in its movement for overload?

    Thank you very much in advance.
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