futurematic power reserve hand position

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futurematic power reserve hand position

Postby futurematic » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:44 am

Hi Zaf, long time no see.
Have a question on the (L) power reserve dial on a Futurematic:
I understand when watch is not running, the power reserve hand should be pointing at the 12 o'clock position.
I am unclear where this hand should point when watch is fully wound (ie oscillating weight is locked) - my watch's hand rotates thru 360 degrees and stops to point at the 11:59 position when the weight is locked.
*Someone has told me this hand should stop at the 9 o'clock position when the weight is locked.
In reading the Futurematic Repair Manual there is something mentioned about having a 33 hour power reserve, but not where this hand should stop on the dial when fully wound.
Lastly, if my hand indeed does register to the 11:59 position when fully wound, is this OK?
Regards, Mark M.

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Re: futurematic power reserve hand position

Postby zafbasha » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:38 pm

Normally, it locks between the 9 and 10 position. It's more of an art than a science where that happens.

Letting the indicator make a full revolution is usually not a good idea, as the watch can overwind itself and stop, anything past 10:00 puts that a risk.

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Re: futurematic power reserve hand position

Postby futurematic » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:09 pm

Thank You!


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