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    Flieger Klassik 40 no logo no date (ETA 2824-2)- is it ok to hand wind?

    I don't wear my flieger often and it usually takes a little bit to get started so I will like some feedback regarding winding the watch to get it started... will this practice damage the watch?

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    Re: Flieger Klassik 40 no logo no date (ETA 2824-2)- is it ok to hand wind?

    Not recommended. I usually set it 5 min fast for it to kick in. But I few swing of arms will move it.

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    Re: Flieger Klassik 40 no logo no date (ETA 2824-2)- is it ok to hand wind?

    I am into watches for some decades now and never ever had any problem with my ETA 2824-2 fitted watches when handwinding them to start running. Never experienced any damage.
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    Re: Flieger Klassik 40 no logo no date (ETA 2824-2)- is it ok to hand wind?

    I've never had any issues hand winding a 2824. The 2801 is a 2824 without the auto-winding mechanism and is made to be hand wound. To my knowledge the keyless works on both movements are identical.

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    Re: Flieger Klassik 40 no logo no date (ETA 2824-2)- is it ok to hand wind?

    This is what stowa told me "kindly note, you can of course make a quick start by winding up the watch with the automatic movement manually. It is enough if you wind it 3-4 times"

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    Re: Flieger Klassik 40 no logo no date (ETA 2824-2)- is it ok to hand wind?

    This question has been the subject of much debate. Many, including some experienced watchmakers, say hand winding an automatic ETA/Sellita will damage some parts that are made with softer metals. If you search around on this forum and elsewhere, you will see diagrams and explanations and countless stories of damaged parts purportedly from excessive manual winding. And the explanations seem to make sense. Yet others say not true. To this day I have no clue, and I frequently find myself hand winding my Sinn 104, as either my Sellita rotor doesn't do its job properly (it does seem a bit stickier than the 2824's I've had, including my current Stowa), or I just sit around too much. When I get another Stowa, I will try to get it with a manual caliber just to avoid the issue entirely.
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    Re: Flieger Klassik 40 no logo no date (ETA 2824-2)- is it ok to hand wind?

    I work as risk manager so it's only normal that I will avoid the risk. Either way, no right or wrong tho. Hahahaha.

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    Re: Flieger Klassik 40 no logo no date (ETA 2824-2)- is it ok to hand wind?

    I always under the impression that the 2824, minus the date and rotor, was the same movement as the manual wind 2801? Regardless, it is fine to manually wind.
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    Re: Flieger Klassik 40 no logo no date (ETA 2824-2)- is it ok to hand wind?

    Quote Originally Posted by usc1 View Post
    I always under the impression that the 2824, minus the date and rotor, was the same movement as the manual wind 2801? Regardless, it is fine to manually wind.
    Yep, same family, same pedigree.
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    Re: Flieger Klassik 40 no logo no date (ETA 2824-2)- is it ok to hand wind?

    While the jury is out on this issue, I don't see the need to handwind my 2836-equipped Damaskos and 2824-equipped Stowa Flieger since a few swings of the arm are more than enough to get the watches going with no problems whatsoever.

    In fact, I think I prefer the lack of the handwinding option (such as in my 7s26-equipped Seiko 5) if it means a simpler, more robust movement that requires less maintenance.
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