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    Question 656 power reserve question

    I have two automatic watches & no watch winder. 1st is a Sinn 656 and the 2nd a Breitling SuperOcean. Would anyone know the power reserve on the 656? I tend to wear the 656 during the weekday at work and the Breitling weekends and most evenings. The Breitling has the orange dial. I would like to wear the Sinn all the time, but I do love the orange Breitling too B-).... Kinda torn, but anyways....

    Any info on reserve power & how to keep 'em both going without a winder? Much advance thanks & best regards--->Scott

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    Re: 656 power reserve question

    The 656 is powered by a top-grade ETA 2824 ... power reserveshould be between 40 and 46 hours.
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    Re: 656 power reserve question

    Thank you kind sir Martin!!! :thanks

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    Re: 656 power reserve question

    You can treat the ETA 2824 like a manual wind watch and wind it every day. It won't hurt a thing. I have read about lots of ppl winding their automatics manually.
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    Re: 656 power reserve question

    The issue at hand is probably not only how long the power reserve lasts, but how fast it builds up - 8 hours per day should be enough to keep it going, IMO, but I may be mistaken.

    The other thing when handwinding automatics is that you do put stress on the ecrew-down mechanism of the crown everytime you unscrew/screw it, leading to an eventual earlier degradation of the threads.
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    Re: 656 power reserve question

    With my Sinn 103 manual wind and the Oris, both of which have screw down crowns, I leave the crowns unscrewed so I don't be undo stress on them and can wind them. I make sure to screw them down when I wear them. Someone suggested that to me that had an earlier version of the 103 Hd.
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