1680 winder question May 7 2012 at 12:40 AM dave (Login davy27) from IP address 188.8.131.52
On my 1978 1680 the winder appears to slip whilst manually winding up the watch.
Should I be concerned? As the watch winds up and keeps good time with no problems at all.
(Login marineboy65) VRF Member 184.108.40.206
I would be! May 7 2012, 2:19 AM RolexWatchTime (Login RolexWatchTime) Moderator 220.127.116.11
Your crown wheel likely has a broken tooth. May 7 2012, 3:00 AM
Fairly common situation with the 15xx.
Possible scenarios....watch runs dry...reversers gum...won't wind...fully....user manually winds stiff mainspring (no lubricant) or sticky reverser...spinning rotor...too much resistance for the teeth on the crown gear...tooth/teeth break....winding pinion skips teeth.
Service. Hammer (Login HammerHammer) VRF Member 18.104.22.168
RWT ,, Floating Teeth , cant be good ? Ouch ! (nt) May 7 2012, 3:41 AM RolexWatchTime (Login RolexWatchTime) Moderator 22.214.171.124
Floating teeth...can be VERY VERY Bad :-) May 7 2012, 4:29 AM
I've pulled down 2 1570's in the last 2 months suffering this scenario.
dave (Login davy27) 126.96.36.199
Re: Floating teeth...can be VERY VERY Bad :-) May 7 2012, 4:45 AM
Can some one recommend a service in the UK other than RSC UK ??
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