I'm wondering if someone can give a little feedback about a problem I'm having with a relatively new Airman auto. Occasionally, when I wind the watch manually, the crown becomes very difficult to turn, practically locking up. If I continue winding (due to momentum, I certainly wouldn't try to force it on purpose), the winding mechanism seems to feed directly into the rotor - i.e. as the crown is turned, the rotor spins. This is definitely not due to overwinding - last night it happened around turn 10 of the crown after the watch had been stopped for two days. Typically, the problem goes away after wearing the watch (letting the rotor spin enough to disengage from the manual winding mechanism?) and does not resurface for several weeks or a month. Otherwise, everything appears to be running smoothly and the Airman keeps excellent time.
Any feedback would be appreciated.