I received my Flieger auto (ETA 2824-2) while abroad and was finally able to get to it this past Monday.
For the initial winding I wound the crown maybe 30 times clockwise and then proceeded to wear the watch.
I didn't touch the crown again until after maybe a couple days because the watch was off maybe +10 seconds. When I pulled the crown out at first I think I did not pull it far enough and the hands did not stop moving. I pushed it back in again, pulled it out slightly more and firmer, and then hands stopped, I set the time, pushed it back in, and everything is working fine.
The watch is currently quite accurate, maybe a couple seconds fast (or less) after 24 hours. I wear it all day and am quite active, I walk a lot.
However, I noticed yesterday that the crown is unable to move clockwise (moves counter clockwise smoothly and easily), and has very firm resistance, I would need to provide considerable force to move it. I have tried to find a good answer to this by searching, but I am seeing conflicting answers.
Is this condition normal? Also, it should be noted that the condition persists even after the watch sits overnight for 8 hours.
Please excuse my lack of knowledge, this is my first automatic watch, and I tried in earnest to find a good answer before posting.