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Wind Indicator Problem Please Help if Knowledgeble

allynn

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Hello,

I have a problem. I have a Waltham 16 size Cresent St. with a wind indicator. The problem falls with the wind indicator. The needle winds past the up position, and the guy who sold it to me said that it is a reserve wind. He states that he can move the hand so that it goes just between the up and down. Has anyone had this problem? ARE WIND INDICATORS ONLY SUPPOSE TO GO FROM THE UP POSITION TO THE DOWN POSITION? Somebody with knowledge please answer, because mine goes past the 12, and bothers me alittle not knowing if this is suppose to be like this.

Thanks
Allynn
 

Smudgy

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The wind indicator should only move between the up/down positions. It's most likely that the hand was put on in the wrong position and just needs to be re-set properly (not a big deal). The way you describe the problem the indicator probably doesn't go all the way to the down position even when the mainspring is completely let down.
 

RODALCO

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Is this a wind indicator with a brush sliding over contacts, or other electronic indication means.

I have a Gispen wind indicator at home with a brush sliding over 8 contacts which can indicate 16 wind directions.
This one can rotate 360° .

It is important that the correct wires are attached to the correct lamp or meter terminals, otherwise the indication will be wrong.

Cheers

Raymond
 

Mike Phelan

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Raymond
Are you referring to "wind" as in winding a clock, or "wind" as in the stuff that blows things or when you eat too many baked beans?

I suspect the latter, and when I saw the subject line at first, I assumed that was what he or she meant!

I think Allynn is talking about what used to be called an "up and down dial" as the replies confirm. :cool:
 
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John L. Odom

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Based on the reference to a 16 size Waltham, it is obvious that he is talking about a horological rather than a meteorological instrument.
 

RODALCO

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Thanks for that.
I thought he meant a wind direction indicator like N, NE, S, SE etc.
That one requires a free 360° rotation

I couldn't figure out exactly what he meant, I must have been half asleep.
Sorry guys.

Cheers
Raymond
 

Mike Phelan

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That's the problem with heteronyms, but what would crossword compilers do without them? ;)