Watch recently refurbished by EMW after water got in it,stopped working.EMW rrefurbished for $1800 plus $245 for 3 year servicing.The watch works fine except I have to wind it every nite or it will stop dueing the day.It is a 1984 ROLEX DATEJUST.
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Re: self winding feature does not work
There is nothing you can do yourself. Simply return your watch to EMW and demand to sort the winding problem once and for all. It may take some time, but better to be patient as quick watch repairs usually are very short living. By the way: I'd ask for detailed receipt what for $1800 was spent. This amount of money can be charged only in case if there were brand new Rolex replacement parts necessary. For just refurbishing the watch it is way too much.
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I looked you your watch on the Longines web site and it would appear that your watch is self winding.
To wind it, hold it level and swing it from side to side for about 100 times. This should be enough to make it start working.
Self winding watch will run up to 3 days (depending on make and model), so if you take it off, then it will eventually stop. These watches thrive on being worn, so wearing them most days (with an interval of not more than two days, will keep them running.
If the watch is a self winding type, then it generally says "automatic" on the face. These will run for about 2-3 days if they are not worn, as the self winding action only works when the user is moving).
Battery driven watches should run for at least a year before needing a replacement, so if it has stopped already, it could be self winding or manually wound type. Some self winding watches can be manually wound so you could try this to see if it starts.
Two words: Wind it! When any self-winding (automatic) watch runs down from not wearing it you have to manually wind it to get it going again. Once you've done that the movement of your wrist will cause the self-winding rotor mechanism to keep it running as long as you are reasonably active and wear it everyday. Just wind it about 40 turns and you'll be good to go. Oris is a great watch company and you should enjoy it for many years.
My watch maker friends have told me that generally speaking, the reason most self wind mechanical watches stop is: (1) they need cleaning or (2) the screw that holds counter weight in the watch (that actually does the winding) comes unscrewed. He said most of the watches that have been worked on by the customer have lost the screw.
My advice remains have your watch looked at professionally.
Is it an automatic self wind or wind up? An automatic watch has a weight that winds the main spring and if you wind it by the crown it will not stop. If its one that you wind by hand then the watch should be wound daily at the same time...like right before bed or when she wakes up. Wind gently until it stops. That costly repair should come with a warranty so if she consistently winds daily and still loses time you need to send it back!
If the watch is an automatic then she can gently hold the watch in her hand and rock it back and forth a good 20 times or so and that will give it a good winding! This is a common issue we see at our watch repair business. Some people do not move enough during the day to keep an automatic movement wound. If thats the case then there is nothing ong with the repair, just make sure it gets a good daily wind! :-)
Self winding watched should not need to be wound as long as they are being worn.
To tell if the self winding mechanism is working, hold the watch close to your ear (hold it vertical, as though it was on your wrist) and rock it gently. You should be able to hear a ratchet operating (a soft clicking noise).
I can't help thinking your suspicion about the mechanism having failed, sound very likely.
sounds like you need a new watchmaker, Your watch is designed to be worn 16 hours a day an rested for 8 while you sleep and this should keep it running. there are several different mainsprings that can be installed depending on the age and your activity level. I would be happy to take a look at it for you.