Automatic vs Manual wind vs Both

View Poll Results: What do we need more of in the watch market?

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  • I would like to see more Manual wind watches in all price ranges.

    22 50.00%
  • I would like to see more Automatic or Auto + manual watches.

    6 13.64%
  • I don't care as long as it has a mechanical movement.

    13 29.55%
  • Hacking movement is more important than Manual or Auto.

    3 6.82%
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  1. #1
    Member edhchoe's Avatar
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    Automatic vs Manual wind vs Both

    I am just curious how other forum members feel about the winding mechanism of the mechanical watches.
    This Poll is not about which is better or the best. This is about how you feel about the current availability of each type of mechanism.

    IMO, there are not enough manual wind watches available in the "affordable" price range.

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    Re: Automatic vs Manual wind vs Both

    I like them both and have them both, it truly makes no difference to me.

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    Re: Automatic vs Manual wind vs Both

    I enjoy both, but probably enjoy the manuals more.

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    Re: Automatic vs Manual wind vs Both

    Manual wind, no date - the epitome of a watch design for me . . .
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    Re: Automatic vs Manual wind vs Both

    I am painfully lazy so automatics + winders for me.

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    Re: Automatic vs Manual wind vs Both

    I would love to see more manuals on the market.
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    Re: Automatic vs Manual wind vs Both

    There are some great affordable manual wind watches out there IMHO. I have a great sterile dial Epos with a ETA Unitas 6497 movement that I love. Laco and some of the more affordable Swiss brands you might find at Island Watch have some high quality affordable hand winders. I also like some of the German manual winders from Junghans and Junkers in this price range. It's interesting - automatics really got me into watch collecting but I am currently really loving my manual winds!

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    Re: Automatic vs Manual wind vs Both

    I enjoy both BUT I'd prefer Manual for the more expensive watches, to view all the intricate finishing of the movement in full glory.
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    Re: Automatic vs Manual wind vs Both

    I like both and voted 3 but actually hacking is important to me, and there aren't that many manual winds out there so 1 or 4 would work too. 2 is a confusing option.

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    Re: Automatic vs Manual wind vs Both

    Manual is good, regular daily physical contact, deeper feeling.

    Moreover, hand-wind watches tend to break less often, I've read many threads about noisy rotor or automatic watches that suddenly stop winding.
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