Thanks. Guess I ought to just let it wind down and stop using it till I can afford a watchman to open it up. Probably all dried up and just raw metal-to-metal contact. Sometimes I need it though, so at those times I try to wait till it's the right time, and then wind it, so I don't have to set it. Darn nice gold watch though. Not gaudy, but very understated engraving, very fine and shallow leafwork. Thx.