I received a U1 for Christmas. I have wanted one of these for 7-8 years and finally had a chance to PX my Tag F1 against one.
When I opens the box to set the watch I handwound it about 8-10 turns.
Now after a couple of days if I put the crown at position 1 to hand wind it, it feels very stiff and cannot be turned.
It this normal? Does it just mean that it is fully wound?
What should it feel like when winding?
This is the first automatic movement I have owned which can be hand wound as well, the only hand wound watch I have ever had was when I was five years old and I cannot remember how it felt when winding.
The U1 is gaining exactly 12 seconds per day at present which is not too bad. I will leave it a while then consider having it regulated.
I am enjoying the watch, the bracelet is not as comfortable as I had hoped as the construction of the hinges in the clasp do not fill the void in the back of the clasp meaning that the clasp edges can dig in a little.