Today I received the mechanical pocket watch that I had recently ordered. It was this one: https://www.trendhim.se/guldfargat-mekaniskt-retro-fickur-p.html#full-gallery
I find it extremely fascinating to just stare at the mechanism. It's hypnotizing. But the instructions (consisting of one small square-sized little piece of paper) worry me a lot. They mention two things in particular:
The watch can be wound either by movement or by using the "knob" or "crown". But why do the manual winding if it winds itself from simply you walking around with it? Can that really wind it up to any significant degree? And how does that work mechanically? I don't understand that.
They make a bold point of claiming that you must never turn the crown/knob more than five rotations or until you "start feeling a resistance", or else you "may damage the watch". This has me extremely worried because it's very unclear to me when it supposedly "gives resistance", and I must have turned it more than five rotations several times already now, in spite of reading that warning. I'm now paranoid that I may have already damaged the fascinating but apparently fragile thing. If I have indeed ruined it, will that show immediately, such as it just stopping suddenly, or will it result in slow and gradual degradation of the time-keeping or something along those lines?
I thought I was very careful, but I just can't tell (so far) when it's supposedly "fully wound up". I don't understand why it would get damaged from getting "too" wound up, nor do I grasp why it's necessary to begin with if it auto-winds itself from movement. (Except after you've slept, perhaps.)