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    Re: Do you keep all your watches wound?

    I only wind what I wear. This thread makes me feel much better about doing so.

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    Re: Do you keep all your watches wound?

    I have 11 automatics and I trying to keep them wound all the time. With their power reserve it takes once in two days to manually wind them.

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    Re: Do you keep all your watches wound?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hall View Post
    I only wind what I wear. This thread makes me feel much better about doing so.
    No winders for me, i wind what i want to wear, doesn't take long to set up the time and date.
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    Re: Do you keep all your watches wound?

    Probably a silly newbie question, but...

    Can you harm a handwind and/or automatic watch by letting it run down and sit unwound for periods of time (say, a few days to a week)? Is the answer different for handwinds versus automatics?

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    Re: Do you keep all your watches wound?

    Quote Originally Posted by abingdon View Post
    Probably a silly newbie question, but...

    Can you harm a handwind and/or automatic watch by letting it run down and sit unwound for periods of time (say, a few days to a week)? Is the answer different for handwinds versus automatics?
    I don't think so. If it sits, there will be no wear. The lubricants might dry up, but I think this is less an issue with the oils they use in modern watches. In fact for a large collection it might be better to not keep them all wound - since you don't wear them all the time you won't need to service them as often either. If you keep them all wound, get ready for a large service bill every five years!

    I do not keep all my watches wound. I give them a shake and a few winds when I set the time before wearing them, and let them wind down when I do not wear them. I never saw the point of a watch winder since even the most accurate automatics will not show the correct time if you keep them wound all the time. If the point of having a winder is to save wear-and-tear on the crown, then hacking the time to an atomic clock whenever you put it on the wrist defeats that purpose. So now my winder sits in the closet.
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    Re: Do you keep all your watches wound?

    I only wind the one I'm wearing. I let the others run down.

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    Re: Do you keep all your watches wound?

    No, I don't keep them wound. I select my watch for the day, wind it, and set it each morning before I leave for work/school.

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    Re: Do you keep all your watches wound?

    It's a good idea to wind your watches at least once a month.

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    Re: Do you keep all your watches wound?

    I have no really accurate manuals or automatics - I let them wind down - when I pick a watch and set it in the morning it'll be accurate enough till I take it off.
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    Re: Do you keep all your watches wound?

    Once every 2 month or so, or when I get ready to wear them.
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