I never noticed the difference before. I checked my Fujicas and my Konica T3's and my Minolta SRT101's and my Mamiyas and my Spotmatics and they all wind the same way. I was beginning to think you guys were crazy. Then I checked my Canon F-1 and it winds the opposite way. To my way of thinking The F-1 take up spool winds counter clockwise and the others I mentioned wind clockwise.