How to start the clock?
Today, mechanical wristwatches are a rarity, and many do not know how to wind them. Such watches have already become a rarity, and those rare instances (and even in good condition) that fall into our hands must be protected like the apple of an eye. This mechanism may have a different structure, and therefore requires a different approach. Consider this question in more detail.
How to wind the watch with different mechanisms
Any watch needs to be wound up quietly and without haste, so as not to damage the wheel and crown of the plant - these are extremely vulnerable parts. For some types of watches, periodicity and respect for the exact interval between winding is important. Below are recommendations that will help you figure out how to wind the watch with different mechanisms.
How to wind the mechanical clock
It is not difficult to learn how to start a mechanical watch correctly, both for men and women. The main thing is to do it regularly, day after day, at the same hours. Many people believe that the plant is required only in the morning, but this is not entirely true. And it doesn't matter at all when to start the mechanism, it is important to do it approximately at the same time.
How to wind the watch with automatic winding
It is not difficult to start the automatic watch, because in them the mechanism is not so demanding. Therefore, the watch is ideal for everyday wear. It is not necessary to make the same factory as mechanical watches (regularly at the same time) in self-winding watches. You can start them every other day, as they can “walk” up to 48 hours.
Universal advice on factory watches
- It is possible to wind up the clock, both mechanical and those that have a mechanism of the automobile plant, only by turning the arrows forward, moving the winding wheel to the stop. As for the installation of the arrows, you can turn the wheel at the same time both against and clockwise, in the direction where there will be less turns;
- If it is necessary to set the time, then circular movements should be done intermittently (several turns), and not by one continuous turn. Watchmakers claim that this will help protect the minute gear from breakage;
- If the watch is equipped with a calendar, it should also be wound with smooth and unhurried movements. The mechanism of the device is very "gentle" and is not designed for too high a load;
- There are two ways to start the clock, and both of them will be correct.The first of them is to rotate the winding wheel only forward, and the second is to and fro, that is, back and forth. In this case, preference should be given to the first option, because in this case, the crown gears and the cam sleeve will not wear out. The use of the second version of the plant also does not harm the clock, because when the wheel is rotated back and forth, proper lubrication of all parts of the mechanism occurs;
- It is unacceptable to apply too much force when pulling the wheel of the plant. If resistance is felt at the same time, the head should be rotated very smoothly, while gently pulling it out. This movement will contribute to the adjustment of the cam clutch and other parts of the mechanism of translation of the arrows;
- To return the crown to its place, it is necessary, rotating, also without much effort, to drown it closer to the base of the watch;
- If the torsion of the winding wheel occurs with effort, then before you start the watch, you can give it to the master of repair of watches so that it lubricates the mechanism. This will save the product from damage.