That panic feeling when you realize your watch stopped running 45 minutes ago
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    That panic feeling when you realize your watch stopped running 45 minutes ago

    Then the relief when you realize you forgot to wind it!

    Going from automatic vintage watch to manual wind vintage watch I always do this!
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    Re: That panic feeling when you realize your watch stopped running 45 minutes ago

    I think there was once a post on this forum from someone who had received his first mechanical watch and didn't realize that he needed to wind it. He was asking whether it needed a new battery.
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    Re: That panic feeling when you realize your watch stopped running 45 minutes ago

    Years ago I was cleaning up around my bench and decided to take a bag full of around 20 ladies Timex watches to work so that I could give them away. I dumped them on a table and told the women in the office to help themselves. Most of the women were between 22 and 30 years old so NONE of them had ever worn a watch that needed to be wound before.

    As you can imagine, I got questions like "so do I wind it once a week"? To which I responded "If you only want to wear it once a week"! lol I ended up having to give them a demonstration on how to wind a watch. I joked with them saying "Next week I'll give you all lessons on how to dial a rotary phone"!

    The best part was watching them all afternoon as they would type for a few minutes on their computers, then hold their wrists up to their ears and listen to the watch tick!

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    Re: That panic feeling when you realize your watch stopped running 45 minutes ago

    Never had that feeling as I just take it apart and fix it.

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    Re: That panic feeling when you realize your watch stopped running 45 minutes ago

    Now imagine you're a train engineer in the late 1800's...
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    Re: That panic feeling when you realize your watch stopped running 45 minutes ago

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    I think there was once a post on this forum from someone who had received his first mechanical watch and didn't realize that he needed to wind it. He was asking whether it needed a new battery.
    So we found the guy leaving one-star reviews of mechanical watches on Amazon.
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