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Offline thedoc

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My automatic wrist watch is 51 years old, (no manual winding, nor batteries, winds itself by any movement) and is usually worn on my left wrist. The only time this watch stops is occasionally when I am a bit off colour, with a slight temperature, flu or the like.

So, the question is, any idea please why or how this happens?  

Many thanks,  regards,  Adrian van der Werf.    




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Re: Why does my watch not self-wind when I'm ill?
« Reply #1 on: 02/08/2013 15:20:57 »
That you are less physically active when unwell, or that you wear the watch less when unwell,
 ( e.g. spend more time in bed, with the wristwatch lying stationary somewhere ).

There are gadgets which will wind such watches when you're not wearing them ... https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=&bih=&q=%22Automatic+Watch+Winder+%22&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=1

or you could replace the cat's collar with the watch and make it earn its keep  :)
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Re: Why does my watch not self-wind when I'm ill?
« Reply #2 on: 02/08/2013 20:25:30 »
or you could replace the cat's collar with the watch and make it earn its keep  :)

Ever see a cat sitting motionless by a hole for hours at a time?

I will say that I also found about a half dozen of the neighbor's cat collars at my house in Portland, usually discovered after they've been out in the weather for some time.
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