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    XVIII Pilot Movement

    hey all,

    is it normal that when I screw in my crown, it still has the feel of the resistance of winding the movement?

    its only on my IWC pieces (XVIII and Vintage ingy)


    From a father handing a watch to his son:

    "...I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it..."

    -William Faulkner

    #2
    I'm pretty sure screwing down the crown continues to input tension to the spring. When I wind my ZF big pilot, I always stop when the power reserve needle is around 6 days, since it continues to go up further as I screw down the crown. Then it ends up close to the 7 day mark when I'm done.

    Lately though, with my noob CrPO, the rotor sometimes whirls around really fast as I'm winding and screwing in the crown. When this happens, it seems like I can feel some extra resistance. I don't think it's meant to happen... I gather that it might be a lubrication issue. I likely need to have the movement oiled and/or cleaned. I'm very much a novice regarding movement function, however.
    Formerly: BadSamaritan

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      #3
      Interesting. Not sure I could chalk it up to the movement...

      As for my Rollie’s, once I push the crown in to its 1st position then push down again to screw in, I feel no winding of the movement. It’s literally just the feeling of screwing down something akin to a bolt and a screw.


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      From a father handing a watch to his son:

      "...I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it..."

      -William Faulkner

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        #4
        I have the same issue and suspect the same problem, interested if you have any updates or a watchsmith can give more detail.

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          #5
          Originally posted by rufus7 View Post
          I have the same issue and suspect the same problem, interested if you have any updates or a watchsmith can give more detail.
          no updates here mate, just left it as is. I was hoping another member with similar experience would post some insight.


          From a father handing a watch to his son:

          "...I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it..."

          -William Faulkner

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            #6
            Is it a 9015 or an ETA clone ?

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              #7
              bungoca it's a miyota 9015


              From a father handing a watch to his son:

              "...I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it..."

              -William Faulkner

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                #8
                Originally posted by SpootyPuff View Post
                bungoca it's a miyota 9015
                I have a Mark XVII with the 9015 and I don't have this problem, once I start screwing the crown the winding stops (or at least it feels like it).

                Will run some test later and confirm it to you.

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                  #9
                  SpootyPuff I tried this morning, and indeed it does keep winding the movement. I guess it is a normal behaviour because I had the 9015 serviced last week, and the watchsmith said it was all perfect (except for the rotor sound, wich can be corrected applying certaing grease to the rotor)

                  So, dont worry anymore about this.

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                    #10
                    bungoca thanks for the confirmation bro! I've just never had a miyota before - guess I'll treat it as normal! Much appreciated!


                    From a father handing a watch to his son:

                    "...I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it..."

                    -William Faulkner

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                      #11
                      SpootyPuff Your'e welcome!

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                        #12
                        This is present on genuine IWC too.

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