That kinetic rotor takes>>
Dave Murphy -- April 15, 2009 03:15PM
>>some gettin used to, doesn't it? Hector sent me a Lorus with
the YT57 movement in it, and it feels like it's spinning a turbine in
Ontario NY, USA
It IS a totally different 'feel' than any conventional automatic I've run across.
Ricky Lee, ever try Silicon Softies?
Ricky Lee -- April 15, 2009 06:23PM
But it makes a very pleasing sound, a sort of "precision ratcheting" that's nicer than most automatics.
Brian Uziel -- April 15, 2009 07:44AM
Seeing the case scratches made me think the flat areas on the case back
would be perfect to practice using these soft polishing Dremel wheels
on. Then restoring the front side. I saw these in a post about
redressing guitar frets ( Pink and Blue Wheels ) and used them once,
quickly, to touch-up a Vostok. Pretty good gadgets IMO.
Type "Silicon Softies" into the Search block
Polishing Supplies Page
Nope.. but I soon may!
OK Ricky Lee, Y'er askin' fer it buddy!! The postal service may want to
know why you're getting so many packages! Good on ya
and on Dave P!
Ricky Lee -- April 15, 2009 06:20PM
Thanks for the tip!
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JohnnyT -- April 15, 2009 06:54AM
Guess I should have given you a little instruction on the watch. Dre is correct.
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Dave P -- April 15, 2009 04:17AM
Nah, figuring it out was fun.
Hey Ricky, I have a couple of Wayward Wristwatches... interested?
Ricky Lee -- April 15, 2009 06:25PM
And thanks again Dave!
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PaulGeo -- April 15, 2009 03:52AM
Re: Hey Ricky, I have a couple of Wayward Wristwatches... interested?
The 2 O'clock pusher is the power reserve check.
Ricky Lee -- April 15, 2009 06:15PM
Again, no watch is ever turned away from Ricky Lee's Home For Wayward Wristwatches.
Though, occasionally, they do get placed into even better homes.
Dre -- April 15, 2009 03:13AM
I can look up in the manual if you're really curious but from what I remember it's like this:
the 2 o'clock pusher when the seconds hand reaches 12. The seconds hand
will move forward a different amount depending on how much charge is in
the battery / capacitor. This is the part I'm not 100% sure about:
moves to 5 seconds - 2 weeks reserve
moves to 10 seconds - 2 months reserve
moves to 20 seconds - 4 months reserve
moves to 30 seconds - 6 months reserve.
had mine since new, probably a year and a half now. I've noticed that
it takes the kinetic system a long time to charge a battery. When I
first got it, it was at 4 months reserve. After maybe 2 or 3 weeks of
constant wear it got up to a full charge.
As my collection has
expanded, it doesn't see as much wear as it did then. Now, I wear it
once a week to keep it charged. When I put it on, it displays 2 months
reserve, by the end of the day it's up to 4 months. Good 'nuff for me!
Did you press-n-hold the button? I'm certain it's for power reserve indication.
Chris L -- April 15, 2009 02:35AM
Nice cast-off too.
Yeah, holding it for a 3-count does the trick!
Ricky Lee -- April 15, 2009 02:51AM
And it shows a 100% charge, too!