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    Helicoptering 1000T pro.What would you do?

    Well here is what is going on. I wind the watch and when It gets to be fully wound it starts this helicoptering. The watch runs ok the power reserve and timing are good. I went to a watchmaker and he said this is common and it needs a lube and maybe parts. DOXA would need to take a look. I sent word to Doxa and of course they would need to see it before they could say. Has anybody had this happen to them? What did you do? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWGeorge View Post
    Well here is what is going on. I wind the watch and when It gets to be fully wound it starts this helicoptering. The watch runs ok the power reserve and timing are good. I went to a watchmaker and he said this is common and it needs a lube and maybe parts. DOXA would need to take a look. I sent word to Doxa and of course they would need to see it before they could say. Has anybody had this happen to them? What did you do? Thanks!

    I have no idea what you mean by the watch starts "helicoptering".
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    Re: Helicoptering 1000T pro.What would you do?

    The auto winder turns as you turn the crown.

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    Re: Helicoptering 1000T pro.What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by GWGeorge View Post
    The auto winder turns as you turn the crown.
    are you referring to the rotor? you must have a glass caseback if you can see it rotating.

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    Re: Helicoptering 1000T pro.What would you do?

    This is a common problem with ETA 2824-2 movements. The reverse wheels and gears in the auto are slipping (so to speak). They act as a clutch, winding the mainspring in one direction, stopping the mainspring from releasing the power in the other.

    It should be an easy fix for a watchmaker, and the parts are readily available.

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    Thank you JonR55 now all I need to do is find a watchmaker........ Not always an easy task!

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    Re: Helicoptering 1000T pro.What would you do?

    I can feel the rotor spinning like a top.
    Quote Originally Posted by David Woo View Post
    are you referring to the rotor? you must have a glass caseback if you can see it rotating.

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    Re: Helicoptering 1000T pro.What would you do?

    Many high end watch & jewelry stores either have someone onsite, or have contracted an independent watchmaker to service customer watches. The actual problem your movement has should not cost much in parts, however I would suggest that a full service be done on the watch at the time this issue is addressed since the watch will be opened up, and the movement torn down to repair the auto mechanism.

    For those reading this thread, this issue is not a DOXA problem with QC, or grade of movement. It is a problem that has been with the 2824 line, and those that came before it (that use the same Auto Design). While this problem doesn't surface often, it is movement specific and does occur on any brand that used/uses this movement.

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    Re: Helicoptering 1000T pro.What would you do?

    Jack A at IWW has repaired a handful of doxa/2824 issues for me in the past: his services are available by mail.
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    Re: Helicoptering 1000T pro.What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by David Woo View Post
    Jack A at IWW has repaired a handful of doxa/2824 issues for me in the past: his services are available by mail.
    He still has a pretty long lead-time though......doesn't he David??
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