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Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:10 am

Rolex experts, I need your assistance. My friend called me this morning asking why his new Skydweller would not stay running on his watch winder. Is there anything special about this movement that would prevent a winder from working correctly? I know it has a long power reserve. Is the winder motor just not strong enough?
In the meantime, I had him give it a full hand wind and wear it exclusively for a few days to make sure the watch is actually auto winding.
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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by ericf4 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:06 am

It's a fake. Lol kidding. That's odd man. Is it set for rotation in the proper direction as well as the proper number of rotations

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Post by TSD » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:11 am

I don’t own one, so I’ve only seen TRF topics that address the issue. Probably have to ensure it is set to a bi-directional winding setting (and totally upright if it’s a vertical winder).

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:28 am

He said he has tried every setting. I thought maybe it was too heavy for the winder, but it has no problem with either of his DSSDs.
Is the power reserve of the Skydweller longer than other Rolex? Heavier spring, maybe?
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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by jimyritz » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:47 am

The watch runs fine when it's not on the winder? Power reserve is 72 hours---outside of crown not being screwed down properly (twin lock double), not sure how it wouldn't work

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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:19 am

Does it die if it’s already running when he puts it on the winder? My Daytona takes a decent number of crown turns to get going. I’m not sure a wonder would do it.

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Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:17 am

JP Chestnut wrote:Does it die if it’s already running when he puts it on the winder? My Daytona takes a decent number of crown turns to get going. I’m not sure a wonder would do it.
He always puts it in the winder running. He rarely wears it more than two days in a row so he’s not sure if it is not winding automatically.
I had him wind it 50 turns and wear it for a week. That should tell us if the mechanism is working correctly.
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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by jimyritz » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:51 pm

25-30 winds to get my Sub running and it 6 yrs since it's last service...Have a buddy who works in the industry says he never has heard anything special about Skydwellers and winders..something isn't right...

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:56 pm

Thanks, Mike. I’ll update this next week once we know if it continues running when worn.
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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by BBK357 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:02 pm

Definition of first world prob.

My $15000 watch won’t keep time when I’m not wearing it!

Lolz
Really I have zero input. that’s a watch I have never seen in person, would love to check it out


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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:17 pm

BBK357 wrote:Definition of first world prob.

My $15000 watch won’t keep time when I’m not wearing it!

Lolz
Really I have zero input. that’s a watch I have never seen in person, would love to check it out


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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by ChuckW » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:40 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:28 am
He said he has tried every setting. I thought maybe it was too heavy for the winder, but it has no problem with either of his DSSDs.
Is the power reserve of the Skydweller longer than other Rolex? Heavier spring, maybe?
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By every setting, I assume he's tried every direction, too, right? My Aquadive BS 500 with the Parmigiani-Fleurier movement was going dead on the winder with a directional setting of BOTH. I checked the Orbita Database and every PF movement was listed as CW, but that didn't work either. Finally tried CCW and it worked like a charm.
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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by CGSshorty » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:10 pm

I spoke to him yesterday. He said he wound it and it does on his wrist within two days. He was all set to send it to Rolex.
I don’t think he is winding it enough and thinks that it will wind itself up to full power on his wrist.
I told him to give the crown 50 turns and to wear it again. If it still dies it definitely has an issue.
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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by jimyritz » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:28 am

If it's new, I'd send it back to Rolex..

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Post by CGSshorty » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:42 am

jimyritz wrote:If it's new, I'd send it back to Rolex..
It’s only a few months old.
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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:19 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:10 pm
I spoke to him yesterday. He said he wound it and it does on his wrist within two days. He was all set to send it to Rolex.
I don’t think he is winding it enough and thinks that it will wind itself up to full power on his wrist.
I told him to give the crown 50 turns and to wear it again. If it still dies it definitely has an issue.
Full winds. Not little quarter turns. On the other hand, if he can’t figure out how to operate a watch, it might be better to let him fend for himself.

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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by CGSshorty » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:13 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:10 pm
I spoke to him yesterday. He said he wound it and it does on his wrist within two days. He was all set to send it to Rolex.
I don’t think he is winding it enough and thinks that it will wind itself up to full power on his wrist.
I told him to give the crown 50 turns and to wear it again. If it still dies it definitely has an issue.
Full winds. Not little quarter turns. On the other hand, if he can’t figure out how to operate a watch, it might be better to let him fend for himself.
He can operate a watch just fine and is an incredibly talented contractor. Many people wrongly assume that a winder will do more than maintain properly wound watch.
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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by CGSshorty » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:45 am

Update: After giving the watch 55 full turns of the crown, he wore it for three days straight. The watch died on his wrist after 72.5 hours.
Back to Rolex. Hopefully an easy repair.
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Post by matt.wu » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:02 am

Bummer. Hope a Sky service is simple.
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Post by BBK357 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:53 am

matt.wu wrote:Bummer. Hope a Sky service is simple.

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Post by Selym » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:14 am

matt.wu wrote:
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Bummer. Hope a Sky service is simple.
Not really. Those washrooms are pretty tight on airliners.

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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by TSD » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:44 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:45 am
Back to Rolex. Hopefully an easy repair.
Rolex Warranty wouldn’t cover what appears to be a defect?

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Re: Skydweller On Watch Winder

Post by CGSshorty » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:33 pm

TSD wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:45 am
Back to Rolex. Hopefully an easy repair.
Rolex Warranty wouldn’t cover what appears to be a defect?
I’m sure it will be covered. It’s only a few months old and purchased at Mayor’s.
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