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  1. Alright. I replaced the crown/stem with a new, stainless steel setup from meranom.com, and the mechanical winding is functioning perfectly now. I'll report back as to the stopping issue, but it seems that I did, in fact, damage the original crown/stem. Thanks everyone for your input!
  2. Thanks, gimli. In that case I may just dive in and see what I can find. And yes--master's degree in harpsichord performance and I've worked in a few shops that build/restore harpsichords and other early keyboard instruments. Watch work is certainly a different scale/precision, but I'm up for giving it a shot.
  3. I'm having two issues with my new Vostok Amphibia. Issue 1: Out of the box, the hand winding feature worked fine, but this only lasted about a day. It can no longer be hand wound, but automatic winding works fine. Issue 2: Any time I reset the time, the watch will stop randomly for a few hours. A simple shake or flick gets it going again, sometimes for only a few seconds, and sometimes for minutes. After a few hours of this, It will work fine and keep good time for weeks at a time. Please advise! Here are some details and my theory: -While in position 2 (winding position), the crown turns
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