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Sulie

Smiths 5 Jewel vintage

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Afternoon all, a friend of mine gave me this a month ago to have fun with it ... now I have time on my hands I shall :) 

 

Could someone let me know if this is a mechanical or auto ?? I don't know LOL

 

I just want to clean it up really and not break it IF it still works ??

 

Cheers :thumbsup:

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Thanks Andy, the hands move ... and date .. but how do you wind it up .. sorry daft question ... my fist look at one of these :drinks:

 

 

 

 

too late !!

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51 minutes ago, Sulie said:

Thanks Andy, the hands move ... and date .. but how do you wind it up .. sorry daft question ... my fist look at one of these :drinks:

 

 

 

 

too late !!

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Oh dear :( , you wind it up by winding the crown , you will see the crown wheel and ratchet wheel moving as you go , but i assume you have a hairspring issue now 

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Dear Sulie, this is a hand-wind movement and can be wound by means of the crown. The crown should be in the "in" position (as shown in your first picture) and turned clockwise for a number of turns until resistance is felt, just before the crown reaches its stopping point at maximum wind. It's wise not be gung-ho when you wind the watch, especially at first go, because you need to gauge for future reference the optimal end-point when you stop winding. :)

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