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AlbertT Wrote:Hi everyone,I've recently became a proud owner of the IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound watch that I've been following for quite a while already.This is the first ever manual mechanical watch that I've owned so the notion of winding your watch every day is relatively new to me (but I love this daily ritual).What I am concerned about is how to determine when to stop winding the watch so that I've winded enough for power reserve at the same time I don't over-wind the watch to potentially damage the mechanism in it.I was told by the sales person at the IWC boutique store that I should wind ~20 times or stop when I feel 'resistance'. Unfortunately this is a very vague description and often I've found the watch to stop during the night before I have a chance to wind it up in the next morning.Is it because I didn't wind it enough times? (I try to stop when I feel some level of resistance to avoid damage)Or is it because I am not winding it properly or that there's problem with the mechanism inside the watch already?Thanks for sharing your experiences and guidance in advance!Regards,Albert
Cheers,Ray in LAPortuguese Chrono white/blue IW3714-17, Portuguese Chrono Classic Silver/blue IW3904-03, Portofino 8-day black IW5101-02, Portofino VT Moon phase IW5448-01; 1947 Cal 88.Looking for a FA Jones LE. Email: cooray dot ray at gmail dot com
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nathanhannah Wrote:Hello all. I recently bought a vintage IWC pocketwatch. Calibre 73 from 1930. Unfortunately the main spring is away on it. I am struggling to find a watchmaker that can fix it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Nathan
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