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Old 09-09-2018, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm Sorry. As much as use this thing, i didn't intend to submit that.

i constantly return to manual wind watches, new and vintage, Any tip in the pursuit would be appreciated.
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Are you looking to purchase a handwound, new or vintage?
Google's your friend to start with if you haven't already done so.
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Are you looking to purchase a handwound, new or vintage?
Google's your friend to start with if you haven't already done so.
Yes. New and old. Unfortunately the preowned that bit me last week was 5k more than i would spend, a Panerai LAMINAR 1950 8 DAYS GMT ACCIAIO - 44MM
PAM00233. i'm not interested in the gmt/date complications but the marvel of the watch itself sold me.
Currently i'm pursuing an Omega Seamaster 562, but that's in the air.

Google's like a right arm to me and i've watch mermaids of videos and used other forums, but this's like home so i thought i'd fish for life. Thanx Reflex.
i didn't expect to many quick responses, my time to be here is also sporadic.
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AW, what an awesome topic !!!

Actually would be so cool to hear any insight on manual winding watches
because really don't know much either. ..I mean a lot of times you will
see a watch that's vintage, and even inexpensive that is hand winding,
but there may not be a full explanation, or description of the movement
right?!

Then many modern day watches often seem to expensive too right?!

A couple movements though, that you might know is the ETA Unitas
6497, and 6498. Think they were used in pocket watches, but are
often hand wound movements used in watches. But beyond that,
only the real watch experts, and freeks can help us.

Maybe someone with a lot more insight can help out, but it's such
a fantastic topic sir !

P.S. Just found this cool site with a lot of info on many of the different
hand winding movements that are out there. Many of them look a little
on the high end unfortunately, but at least it's a start.

http://calibercorner.com/tag/manual-wind/
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AW, what an awesome topic !!!

Actually would be so cool to hear any insight on manual winding watches
because really don't know much either.


P.S. Just found this cool site with a lot of info on many of the different
hand winding movements that are out there. Many of them look a little
on the high end unfortunately, but at least it's a start.

http://calibercorner.com/tag/manual-wind/
Cool Tom, they have a couple lectures to listen to/watch. Thank You. The newer movement's do seem expensive with a couple exceptions. i'm going to watch the lectures and pursue YouTube for more. i've watch some and visual aids go along way, a lot of reading is very time consuming, thankfully i can listen while i commute. Thank You Sir
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Watched the Roger Smith lecture today, very interesting, fascinating actually. What a humble genius. Now i get the co-axial escapement hype. A favorite part was the q&a at the end when he lauds George Daniels solution to axis balance (slim & keeps time virtually the same regardless of the watches position /friction/gravity etc) by the offset cup ground into his end stone thus equalizing the edge position with the vertical position to maintain the slimness of the mechanism, the way Mr. Smith smiles and says "that's what George could do" is priceless. It's 1:04. into the presentation. The entire lecture was good Thank You.
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