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Pam 560 8 day - Operating Query/ Winding

July 10 2017 at 1:27 PM
Brad  (Login McBeardy)
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Hi guys,

As some of you know, I picked up my 1st Pam last week, 560 - P5000 8 day movement.

This is my first manual wind watch, and looking forward to winding once a week. Which I had to do this Saturday.

Novice question but roughly how long/ how many turn should give it a full wind? I was winding for what only felt a minute or so (clockwise) until I felt the crown kick back slightly ( I don't want to overwind - is this possible - too much force maybe?)

Or should it come to complete stop?

I know when purchasing from an AD they'd run through all this, unfortunately mine was from a second hand dealer, whilst a good service, wasn't a specialist in the Panerai's/

Thanks for any advice.

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(Login rapers)

I always stop winding at the slightest suggestion of resistance.

July 10 2017, 4:58 PM 

Can't be too careful.

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(Login stockae92)

Yep, do this.

July 14 2017, 1:20 AM 

And if you are unsure about its fully winded which will last 8 to 9 days, just wind it up again after 4 to 5 days. so you never have to "crank it" in order to make sure its fully winded at the time of winding. happy.gif

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(Login fullcourt1)

on my manual wind watches i wind it until it 'stops'....as the tension builds i turn the

July 10 2017, 7:28 PM 

crown slower and with less resistance on it.


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(Login dmmai)

. My P5000 takes about 120-125 turns from dead to full . .

July 11 2017, 12:00 AM 

Hi Brad
My PAM 564 has the P5000 movement and from dead, it takes about 120 winds to bring it to full charge.
As DP said, as it approaches full, I wind it slower and with very little torque (very gently) and I keep winding until it stops. The movement is very smooth to wind but does seem to build up a little more tension shortly before full.

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