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Well I have a problem with my C8 power reserve and want to see if any else has had the same issue. The watch is less than 2 years old, and keeps great time, but only until it drops to 60% where it stops completely. If I wind it to 100% it starts again and works as it should. Have emailed Christopher Ward as feel this is going to end up with my watch having to go in for repairs 😪.
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Sounds like there is an issue. CW techs will sort that out for you:) Only downside is you’ll be without the watch for a bit but it’ll be good as new when it comes back.
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I’ve had no problems at all. In fact, I was advised by CW not to wind the 5 day to max but keep it within 2 to 4 days to help maintain accuracy. So far so good.
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Fingers crossed its nothing to serious and I'm not without my watch for too long.
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Richard D wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:17 pm I’ve had no problems at all. In fact, I was advised by CW not to wind the 5 day to max but keep it within 2 to 4 days to help maintain accuracy. So far so good.
That's strange advice about 'maintaining accuracy'? You can't over wind an automatic movement and a clutch will prevent that or affect this anyway. What happens if it reaches max through general wear then?
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ArtfulRoger wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:32 pm
That's strange advice about 'maintaining accuracy'? You can't over wind an automatic movement and a clutch will prevent that or affect this anyway. What happens if it reaches max through general wear then?
The C8PR is manual wind.
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I’ve a second-hand C8PR which has been running fine under my ownership, and its original owner had no issues with it other than its size. I hope your watch has only a minor problem; I have not heard of others having the same trouble with the SH21. Knock on wood.
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H0rati0 wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:43 pm
ArtfulRoger wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:32 pm
That's strange advice about 'maintaining accuracy'? You can't over wind an automatic movement and a clutch will prevent that or affect this anyway. What happens if it reaches max through general wear then?
The C8PR is manual wind.
Ah OK, right. But even so, carefully manually winding til resistance felt should be normal anyhow.
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ArtfulRoger wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:12 pm
Ah OK, right. But even so, carefully manually winding til resistance felt should be normal anyhow.
True, but the C8PR makes it even easier:
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Update on my C8PR, CW have sent a reply saying they can't find any faults. They are going to do a time check and go from there.
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Hmm, sounds like only one barrel is holding charge from your description of the problem.
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