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Submariner Winding Slips

I have a Submariner too, but When i wind it i feel as if the winding gears are slipping and the watch doesn't get winded. Also it slows down and stops while i'm wearing it.

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  • keraidy May 24, 2008

    I have a ginuine submariner 16610 M serius and I have problems in setting the time. Please contact me @ ahmed.keraidy@gmail.com



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Crowbar040, you may have a problem with your mainspring click, which is supposed to keep the spring coiled as it winds. What might be happening is it is sticking and coming undone instead of winding. Or you could have a bad gear in your automatic.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

  • christopher spencer Aug 04, 2008

    What do you mean? What happens when you turn the crown? Does it turn, but really stiff?

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