Stowa Flieger: ETA2824-2: Friction in winding the crown
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    Stowa Flieger: ETA2824-2: Friction in winding the crown

    Hey guys,

    I am a recent buyer of the Stowa Flieger and I was wondering if you could help me with the Crown problem I've been experienced. It's been about a month since I got this watch and recently, I took a break from the watch and let it sit for one whole day. When I returned to the watch, I tried to wind the crown again, and I felt considerable friction and sound coming from the area. It was not like this before, and I am not sure if the watch had stopped running before I re-wound it.

    I'm going to try to let the watch die again and try winding one more time, but I was wondering if this is a common problem for this movement. Needless to say, it breaks my heart to see my favourite watch like this. Please give me some insight.
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    Re: Stowa Flieger: ETA2824-2: Friction in winding the crown

    Hand winding a 2824 is not a beautiful experience. It feels like rubbing sand paper together...
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    When my Stowa flieger is fully unwound, the crown does not feel like there is considerable friction when I wind it, though the sound would indicate there is some friction.

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    Re: Stowa Flieger: ETA2824-2: Friction in winding the crown

    Should be some resistance, but it if continues to make noise or you feel that it is providing too much resistance, I would have a pro take a look at it just to be safe.

    LIke mplamer said, the 2824 is a workhorse movement, but not the most delicate ETA out there.
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    Re: Stowa Flieger: ETA2824-2: Friction in winding the crown

    Quote Originally Posted by mpalmer View Post
    Hand winding a 2824 is not a beautiful experience. It feels like rubbing sand paper together...
    ha, good comparison!

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