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What happens to a mechanical watch when the stem is fully pulled out?

Related to the question: Why would anyone “pull the stem out and stop the wristwatch at night or when not wearing it” in the context of mechanical watches? When the stem of either a mechanical wrist ...
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Why would anyone “pull the stem out and stop the wristwatch at night or when not wearing it” in the context of mechanical watches?

I read this the other day while discussing mechanical pocket and wrist watches: Plus it is common practice to pull the stem out and stop the wristwatch at night or when not wearing it. You then have ...
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How can (many) mechanical watches keep track of the current day of the month when these vary so much over months and years?

Having dealt with dates and time in programming context for many years, I have realized what a nightmare our common calendars are, and how much they vary by the year/month/etc. Yet there are fully ...
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Do really “all mechanical watches need to be maintained properly”?

Somebody answered this on a different question: All mechanical watches need to be maintained properly. Every year or two they should be taken to a watchmaker for a service. This will include ...
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Are mechanical pocket watches inherently water-proof and last “forever”?

Recently, I bought a cheap (~$53) but elegant mechanical "retro pocket watch", newly made. That is, not an antique made in the 18th century or anything. So far, it's worked flawlessly and ...
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How can a mechanical pocket watch wind itself from movement, and does it really get damaged if wound “too much”?

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 ...
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Lowest temperature at which a spring powered mechanical wrist or pocket watch will stop operating

In the Wired article 9 Russian Adventurers Mysteriously Froze to Death. A New Theory Explains Why, it is stated that: Without body heat to keep it warm, in such cold weather—estimated to be –13 ...