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MikeAye, Mateys! Me thinks it's time!
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Leosweeneypod Wrote:Hi Donald,Mechtilde is correct,there is no risk of damage in back-winding your watch.Her reply is specific to your watch and Cannot be taken as a rule for all watches. Some watches with more complicated calendar mechanisms or alarms or repeaters, for example, can be badly damaged by turning the hands backwards. The small change in your daily rate through adjusting for daylight saving is unusual as the motion work(dial-side wheels carrying the hands) is disconnected from the movement when setting the time.A likely reason for the difference could be that by turning the hands quickly you have changed the coefficient of friction between wheels and their posts or between each others teeth. This could happen by movement of the oil or slight polishing of the points of friction.Leo
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The UK Greg Wrote:Donald, for your info Leo is the head of servicing in the UK for IWC JLC and other Richemont brands excluding ALS which are serviced at the factory. His previous experience includes working at one of London's alpha shops and servicing various watches including for the UK royals,(plus some of mine!)