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Need to activate my new Locman 1974 self winding watch

Don't know how to manually wind this watch. package did not come with instructions.

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Im not a watch expert, jut trying to help out.

i have checked on other Locman devices like the Sports Roman something, 1970, and to get it running make sure that the dialer, or the time adjuster is press not engaed then gently shake the unit (you should feel something rough moving inside) then after about 5 seconds of gently shacking, the clock should move. hope this helps, but if not, i will try to look for more information about your locman

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Hi,

To my knowledge, most self winding watches are wound by moving the watch sideways or simulating the hand movement when walking. Internally, there is a rotating weighted half disc that is interconnected to the winding mechanism.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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This website may be helpful to solve your problem
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