I just received my first automatic watch a few hours ago, which is the Stowa Marine Automatic with the basic ETA 2824 movement. The watch of course was stopped when I received it and I set the date and minute hand and started wearing it. The watch has not kept good time so far and keeps falling behind by several minutes over the span of a few hours.
I've searched online but have found all sorts of conflicting information.
How do you manually wind this watch to get it started? Which crown position and which direction (counterclockwise or clockwise) to wind? The instruction manual does not say, and I do not want to damage anything. And yes, I understand that manually winding an automatic watch is not good to do often. Thanks!