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    Automatic Watch winding direction,correct way

    WHAT IS THE CORRECT WINDING DIRECTIONS CLOCKWISE OR COUNTER ? I badly needed your thought guys especially the experts and with experiences.I just got my Aquaracer (WAB2011) my first auto watch in my life.I haven't really touch it yet because of my fear of damaging it,honestly I'm one of the dummies out there regarding mechanical watches..BTW I google this http://www.orbita.net/pages/17120.htm but might need confirmations from the experts. Thanks

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    Re: Automatic Watch winding direction,correct way

    Quote Originally Posted by Mychronos View Post
    WHAT IS THE CORRECT WINDING DIRECTIONS CLOCKWISE OR COUNTER ? I badly needed your thought guys especially the experts and with experiences.I just got my Aquaracer (WAB2011) my first auto watch in my life.I haven't really touch it yet because of my fear of damaging it,honestly I'm one of the dummies out there regarding mechanical watches..BTW I google this http://www.orbita.net/pages/17120.htm but might need confirmations from the experts. Thanks
    Doesn't it comes with instruction manual? Clockwise for me.

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    Re: Automatic Watch winding direction,correct way

    Based on the Orbita webpage that you referenced and the watch that you have, you can go both clockwise and counterclockwise. You won't damage it. Just do it.

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    Re: Automatic Watch winding direction,correct way

    Surely clockwise. Counter clockwise does not wind the watch though. I remember asking a question about this in this forum. Surprisingly, the website says both. Even my AD also told me clockwise.

    I'm sure it's in the manual. Have a look.
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    Re: Automatic Watch winding direction,correct way

    you're not going to damage it. If going one direction doesn't keep it wound, then you know it's the other. Just try it out.

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    Re: Automatic Watch winding direction,correct way

    Quote Originally Posted by silverwave View Post
    Surely clockwise. Counter clockwise does not wind the watch though. I remember asking a question about this in this forum. Surprisingly, the website says both. Even my AD also told me clockwise.

    I'm sure it's in the manual. Have a look.
    Thanks guys for your response,the manual doesnt say clockwise or counter it only shows the instructions of the proper crown positions for winding..anyway I'll give it a try and see whats the result..
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    Re: Automatic Watch winding direction,correct way

    If you are using a winder, the movement will wind in BOTH directions.

    If you are manually winding using the crown, it winds clockwise.
    Last edited by Wisconsin Proud; January 27th, 2009 at 18:56.

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    Re: Automatic Watch winding direction,correct way

    My Tag Heuer SEL chronograph only works on clockwise direction on a winder.

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    Re: Automatic Watch winding direction,correct way

    Quote Originally Posted by silverwave View Post
    Surely clockwise. Counter clockwise does not wind the watch though. I remember asking a question about this in this forum. Surprisingly, the website says both. Even my AD also told me clockwise.

    I'm sure it's in the manual. Have a look.

    u sure he's not confusing with winding the watch via the crown? so u trun the crown clockwise to wind the watch manually...

    on the watch winder where u'd sit ur watch, it doesn't matter which direction ur winder is turning, it'll keep the watch wound up... unless it's a chrono, think most chronos have to be on clockwise on the winder... the orbital site is pretty comprehensive
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