Today, I received my Stowa Flieger Baumuster B (handwinding) watch in the mail. First off, wow. What an amazingly beautiful watch. I love it!
Being slightly new to the world of handwinding mechanical watches, I'm a bit confused on how to properly wind it. The instruction booklet it came with says "Place the watch's crown between thumb and index finger and turn the crown back and forth until a noticeable resistance is felt."
What does "back and forth" mean?
Does it mean that in order to properly wind this ETA 2804-2 movement, you turn clockwise, say a half turn, then counterclockwise a half turn, then clockwise half turn, then counterclockwise half turn, and so on, until you feel resistance? I've wound up the watch once so far, approximately 10-15 half turns, all in the clockwise direction, and its ticking. So I guess that's good. And to be honest, this is how I thought it should be wound - all in one direction, the clockwise direction, anywhere from 20-30 half (or full, not entirely sure)turns; however, the instruction booklet makes this "back and forth" statement that confuses me.
Furthermore, I'm obviously assuming that you wind the watch with the crown pushed in, because when the crown is pulled out, the second hand stops (the hacking function), and you adjust the minute and hour hands. Is this the correct understanding?
Thanks for the help and sorry for the noobity.