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  1. Is there a wrong way to wind a mechanical wind watch?

    Chinese Mechanical watches
    I have 2 Chinese manual wind watches that have broken within 2 weeks from new (an Alpha PN and a Seagull 199s). In both cases, the click which keeps the mainspring from unwinding fails so the spring unwinds as soon as I release the crown. After the first failure (the 199s) I have been very...
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