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    Manual winding automatic movement

    Hi,

    I would like to know will I cause any damage to the ETA 2836 movement (Hydrocarbon Titanium) if I just shake the watch a few times before setting the time when it has stop completely? I have been doing this for awhile now instead of what is recommend in the manual, that is to wind 20-30 times to get the watch moving.:oops:
    Thanx.

    Cheers,
    Vince

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    Re: Manual winding automatic movement

    shaking is never a good thing. Best to turn the crown the 30 or so times to get it started and wound.

    if you find that it sits frequently, you may want to consider a winder as another option.
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    scott

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    Re: Manual winding automatic movement

    Quote Originally Posted by scottw44 View Post
    shaking is never a good thing. Best to turn the crown the 30 or so times to get it started and wound.

    if you find that it sits frequently, you may want to consider a winder as another option.
    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I am planning to get a winder soon. But have I actually caused any damage to the movement by shaking it instead of turning the crown?:thanks

    Cheers,
    Vince

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    Re: Manual winding automatic movement

    If there was something wrong, you'd know, so I wouldn't worry.

    It's just not the best way to start an engine (so to speak)
    kind regards,

    scott

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    Re: Manual winding automatic movement

    Vince, there is absolutely no chance at all that you could have damaged the 2836 movement by shaking it, so relax. Some automatic movements have no facility to hand-wind (e.g Orients, old Seiko's and many others) so "shaking" them is the only way to get them going. Shaking just imitates the movement of the wrist in daily wear and is how the movement keeps the mainspring wound. The only movement that needs to be hand-wound is obviously a manual movement so shake, shake, shake M8 - you won't damage your watch!

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    Re: Manual winding automatic movement

    They advertise on the ball websites that their watches can take up to a 5000G hit so I seriously doubt any shaking will be even close to a 2-3 g's.

    Heck I jog with my automatic watches and that's a heck of alot more shaking yet it's still keeping really good time within 5-8 seconds a day.
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    casio GWM-5600-1.

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    Re: Manual winding automatic movement

    I see many prospective clients come in and "shake" a watch. Rather, try this...hold the watch in your closed hand and make a 90 degree sweep back and forth, from your chest and extend outward. You look like you know what your doing and it will be plenty of motion to start any self winding watch.

    Also, you do not have a shop owner about to have a fit with you looking as if your throwing the bones in Vegas...

    Get some Balls...

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    Re: Manual winding automatic movement

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for all the information. I just bought a watch winder yesterday, so I guess I should not have to worry anymore.

    Cheers,
    Vince
    Last edited by nastyjump; January 2nd, 2009 at 13:11.

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