Hi guys and gals, we would like to take this opportunity to share a couple of tips provided by Thomas for winding our ST5 project watches.
There have been posts concerning winding problems and of the thirty-five that passed through my hands, two exhibited this stiff, very hard to wind issue. The problems were eliminated after using the methods described below. The rest wound beautifully and appear to be accurate so far. Here are the two handy tips:
1) If you are experiencing the stiff, hard to wind issue please wind the watch anti-clockwise for a while, pull the crown out to the time-setting click and then turn it anti-clockwise for a few cycles. The stiffness should ease and follow the method below to wind the watch. Repeat the process several times if necessary.
2) Wind the crown clockwise for half a turn, wind anti-clockwise and repeat until the watch is fully wound.
Apologies if this is common knowledge, but most of the winding issues can be resolved by simply following the instructions. Should everyone have any queries or further questions, please do not hesitate to PM me.