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Old 09-29-2010, 04:43 PM
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I just received my Tourbillon tonight. #25. The watch is amazing in every way. Thanks Wing!

I have a few questions for Wing and for those who have the Tourbillon.

When you pull the crown, is the Tourbillon movement supposed to stop?

Is there more than one position when you pull the crown? Mine does not engage in more than one position.

If there is only one position, how do you set the GMT?

Do you wind the movement with the crown in the closed position by turning clockwise (crown all the way in)?

Do you feel/hear a clicking sound when winding the movement clockwise with the crown in the closed position?

How many times should you turn the crown to fully wind the movement?

Can the movement be wound too much?

I checked my instruction manual but did not see any instructions for the Tourbillon movement.

Thanks for any assistance.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:02 PM
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Good questions Paul, as I don't have the watch yet, but I will one way or another & you bring things up I did'nt even think about as I assume it's your 1st Tourby?


Now I need to follow your post & hope you & I can get some good info! lol
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I just received my Tourbillon tonight. #25. The watch is amazing in every way. Thanks Wing!

I have a few questions for Wing and for those who have the Tourbillon.

When you pull the crown, is the Tourbillon movement supposed to stop?
No it will continue to run

Is there more than one position when you pull the crown? Mine does not engage in more than one position.
No only 1 click

If there is only one position, how do you set the GMT?
By turning the hands counter clockwise. First set the time you want the GMT hand to be at (clockwise movement of the hands) and then turn the hands counter clockwise until time you want to be displayed.

Do you wind the movement with the crown in the closed position by turning clockwise (crown all the way in)?
Crown in the closed position and winding the crown clockwise until you start to feel resistance

Do you feel/hear a clicking sound when winding the movement clockwise with the crown in the closed position?
Yes

How many times should you turn the crown to fully wind the movement?
There is no set amount but stop once you feel resistance. Take it easy winding until you get used to winding the mechanical movements

Can the movement be wound too much?
Yes because it is a mechanical movement it can be over wound and ruined if you try and force the crown past when it is fully wound

I checked my instruction manual but did not see any instructions for the Tourbillon movement.

Thanks for any assistance.
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John got it all, and as usual he's spot on.

You can't overwind it without forcing it. You'll feel it when it's full. It stops winding gracefully.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:14 PM
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Thanks John. I appreciate it. Mine is perfect. Love it in every way.
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Well answered John and thank you very much for the rescue.
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Thanks John. I appreciate it. Mine is perfect. Love it in every way.
Your are quite welcome and glad I was able to help. It is a very nice time piece and is my second favorite watch in my collection (Silverjet 2 auto is still my favorite but not by much). Enjoy yours as much as I do mine.

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Well answered John and thank you very much for the rescue.
I was glad to be able to help out a fellow geek and you are welcome.
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What a great place to be a part of...Thanks John!

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Good information. I just got back from vacation and should be getting my tourbillon this coming Monday. I have one question, how do you set the seconds on the tourbillon if the movement does not hack when the crown is pulled. Do you hold back pressure as you do on other non hackable movements until the seconds are reached and then release the crown and continue to wind the watch?

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Good information. I just got back from vacation and should be getting my tourbillon this coming Monday. I have one question, how do you set the seconds on the tourbillon if the movement does not hack when the crown is pulled. Do you hold back pressure as you do on other non hackable movements until the seconds are reached and then release the crown and continue to wind the watch?

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Thanks John for the great info! I will be getting my blue Tourby today and the information will be very helpfull......
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Great response, John, Accurate in every response. The same information is relavent for the SO tourby as well. They are beautiful, aren't they?

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Received mine today. #32 and # 36 in charcoal. I had the same questions as Paul. Thanks for the info and assist John
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John got it all, and as usual he's spot on.

You can't overwind it without forcing it. You'll feel it when it's full. It stops winding gracefully.
Forgot to mention -- thanks Tommy!
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Just want to report - the movement of the Tourbillon has been running 24 hours and its perfect!!! Another masterpiece. All 3 of my Predator movements are 'spot on' as well.

Thanks Wing for taking the time to make sure these movements are in tip top shape and adjusted before shipping. Much appreciated!
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Just got my Blue #44 Tourby. I posted pictures on "Look What I Got" section.....
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What is the power reserve on the Tourby before you wind it again. Once you wind it until you feel the resistance and then stop, when should you wind it again how many hours later?

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What is the power reserve on the Tourby before you wind it again. Once you wind it until you feel the resistance and then stop, when should you wind it again how many hours later?

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I never measured how long it took to wind down. But you should get 36+ hours out of a full wind. I wind all my mechanical watches daily.
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I never measured how long it took to wind down. But you should get 36+ hours out of a full wind. I wind all my mechanical watches daily.
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What is the power reserve on the Tourby before you wind it again. Once you wind it until you feel the resistance and then stop, when should you wind it again how many hours later?

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Stan,

The power reserve is 40 hours. You can wind the movement as often as you need. Stop winding when you feel resistance.

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Old 10-01-2010, 01:34 AM
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Just want to report - the movement of the Tourbillon has been running 24 hours and its perfect!!! Another masterpiece. All 3 of my Predator movements are 'spot on' as well.

Thanks Wing for taking the time to make sure these movements are in tip top shape and adjusted before shipping. Much appreciated!


Thank you Paul.
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Got #13/500 and all I can say it is the most beautiful Android I have...I was shocked to get #13....WING, Great Job
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# 16 of 500 beautiful blue. Think I like the blue, guys.
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John hit them all. I get about 50 turns for a full wind
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