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Vintage Caravelle runs fast

I have a 1965 (M5) Gold Caravelle self-winding watch. The automatic winder stopped working and the watch runs fast. I don't care so much about self-winding, but how do I slow it down? I tried adjusting a small dial in the case that points to "+" and "-" marks, but that does not seem to make a difference. Is this watch worth having a watch maker look at it? Thanks.

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A quick look at ebay shows plenty of Bulova watches and only a few looking for a worthwhile price.

I think if you have it repaired for sale it probably won't be worth the effort or expense. If the watch has sentimental or nostalgia value to you I think that is what would make it worth getting a good watchmaker to look at it.

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You need to push the pins out in the direction of the arrows. Then take out one link from each side. Put the pins back in the same way they came out, with the slot pointing the same direction as before.

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You will need to take the watch to a jeweler or a watch maker to get the correct crown.

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Winder for automatic watch


When you wind it manually (forward or clockwise) it winds the mainspring. Only need to watch it 5 or 6 times if it's completely stopped you wearing it will do the rest. If you going to get a automatic winder get one that will wind in both directions. It will give a few revolutions clockwise and then we'll go reverse counterclockwise.
Hope this answers your questions thank you.

Jun 06, 2015 | Bulova Mens Marine Star - 98B209 Watches -...

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"Self-winding" Automatic mechanical watches that don't run.


Many questions are posted about watches that don't run or just run for a few seconds or minutes. If it's a quartz/digital watch you need to have the battery replaced. If it's a mechanical watch - even a high end "perpetual" watch like a Rolex, you'll need to manually wind it. Self-winding, or automatic, watches have a rotor in the case that spins as your arm/wrist moves throughout the day. The motion of the rotor winds the watch. When the watch is left unworn for a day or you spend your day just reading a book or otherwise remain inactive, the watch runs down. To restart it and provide a power reserve, simply wind the watch manually by turning the crown clockwise about 40 turns. It should run fine as long as you stay active. If you don't wear the watch everyday and don't want to have to wind and reset it every time you put it on, you can buy a watch winder to keep it moving. You can find them for under $100 on ebay for basic models and for more money you will see ones that wind multiple watches and have nice decorative cases.

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Bought a 1970s tissot automatic seastar watch and was ticking for two days the just stopped. Have tried winding but won't work. What is most likely the problem?


A self winding watch will run for 2-3 days if it is not worn (they thrive on being used) and it sounds as if you have not been using it; is this the case?

It could be that the winder does not operate on the spring (some watches don't), so to wind it up you need to activate the self winding mechanism.

You can do this by gently swinging the watch from side to side for a few minutes. This will simulate the normal operation when it is being worn.

If you continue to have trouble with it stopping, it could be that it needs cleaning. I had a similar problem with a watch I had some years ago.

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My A24322 is not working. Pl let me know how to get this started. Is this an automatic watch or a winding watch?


Your watch is an automatic (self winding) watch which can be started by swinging it gently from side to side for some minutes to wind the spring up.

For details see their web site by inserting the following link into your search engine http://www.breitling.com/en/index.php#/models/navitimer/navitimer-world/.

Self winders rely on being used to keep them wound and operate best if used every day.

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I stop using mi nixon watch " THE 51-30" for a month and now it doesnt work.


Your watch is an automatic type which means that it is a mechanical self winding watch powered by a spring. It is wound up by a weight that moves when you are walking about and this watch must be worn to keep it operating.

If not worn, these watches will stop in 2 -3 days because the spring has run down.

Some automatic watches can be wound using the crown wheel (winder) but if yours cannot be wound in this way, then swing it from side to side gently for a few minutes and the watch will wind up.

These watches thrive on being used.

Oct 27, 2010 | Nixon 51 30 Watch

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I have a new, purchased ar an auction so no paperwork a Cartier pasha woman's wristwatch. I don't know how to wind it. Please tell me


There are several models of this watch and you don't say which one you have but thi range are either automatic (which means that it is self winding) or quartz (battery driven).

If it is not going it could be
(1) (for a quartz watch) the winder has been pulled out (push it back in) or the battery has expired. (Do you know how old the watch is?).

(2) If the watch says "automatic" on the face, then it haas probably just run down (they run for 2-3 days if they are not used). If this is the case, holding the watch horizontally, swing it gently from side it side for a few minutes (this will operate the self winding mechanism) and the watch should then start. To keep an autimatic watch operating it needs to be worn daily or placed on a winder when not in use.

Aug 23, 2010 | Watches

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1. tends to stop if you are not wearing it 2. tends to stop at particular times ie 12.20 3. can't rewind the time past certain times


Automatic watches will generally run for 2-3 days before they stop.

I have no idea what causes the other problems.

If you want to keep it going while you are not wearing it, you can buy a watch winder, which gives it enough movement to operate the self winding mechanism.

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If the watch is not worn for a day, is it normal for it to stop or slow down? Vintage SS mens datejust, oyster perpetual.


mcdevito75 here, Yes it is normal, especially if your Rolex is an automatic watch. The motion of your Wrist / Hand keeps your watch wound thru the Counter balance on the movement, as the counter balance turns it winds the mainspring little by little, thus keeping your watch wound. Once you take off your watch, if long enough the mainspring simply un-winds and slows and will eventually stop your watch completely. You can keep your Rolex wound even when you take it off by means of a watch winder, a small machine that will keep your watch in motion, or by hand, by rocking the watch back and firth in your hand for about 30 seconds, say before you gpo to bed at night, this way there is always some wind to your watch.

Aug 15, 2010 | Rolex Datejust SS

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My new lucien Piccard 28116BK will not run. It is an automatic winder. If I swing it back and forth the the main wheel will start oscillating but will stop again in about a minute. I've tried to wind it...


You should be able to wind it manually. Pull out the crown to the winding position and wind fully. With any automatic watch you should do a manual wind periodically.

Aug 13, 2010 | Lucien Piccard 26024 Wrist Watch

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Wrong time


Your watch is an automatic watch which means it winds itself as long as you are wearing it. If you don't wear it for several days it will stop working. To solve this situation buy an automatic watch winder to keep your watch in while you are not wearing it and it will keep the correct time.

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