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Seems to be overwound, can this be fixed. winder will not turn and seems tight.

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Mcdevito75 here, This can happen at times with an older watch, Parts and springs in the mechanism with a little wear on them can be stretched ever so slightly as to not allow the watch to actually un-wind. At times this over-wound condition can be corrected, but please be aware this condition can also upset the time keeping of the watch also. I am Mike D. of RITE TIME BASICS, listed in the repair service directory here at fixya. There is no charge for us to look and examine your watch, we will let you know what we find and our recommendations for getting your watch back ticking. Any work we do is reasonably priced. You can simply send us your watch First Class postal, and the return to you by First Class Postal is FREE once work is done. Bottom of this page click on Repair Service Directory, then watches, we are RITE TIME BASICS or, you can choose one of the other fine watch repair people here at fixya.

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