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    folks with automatics, how often do you wind your watch?

    for those with automatic watches that does not have a power reserve indicator, how do you know when you need to manually wind the watch?

    would normal everyday activity enough to keep the watch wound?

    PS. my job requires me to sit in front of a computer 9 hours+ a day

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    Re: folks with automatics, how often do you wind your watch?

    If you are wearing it you dont need to wind it. Even sitting at a computer all day should be enough to keep it going.
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    Re: folks with automatics, how often do you wind your watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6speed View Post
    would normal everyday activity enough to keep the watch wound?
    Yes.

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    Re: folks with automatics, how often do you wind your watch?

    I work on computers all day and have never wound a watch as long as I have been wearing it - I also take my watch off every night when I go to bed. So the only time I wind a watch is when I change to a new one that hasn't been worn for a couple of days.

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    Re: folks with automatics, how often do you wind your watch?

    I was told that 6-1/2 hours a day of normal wear is adequate for the typical automatic.
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    Re: folks with automatics, how often do you wind your watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6speed View Post
    PS. my job requires me to sit in front of a computer 9 hours+ a day
    Press a key with that hand from time to time, it might help.

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    Re: folks with automatics, how often do you wind your watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6speed View Post
    for those with automatic watches that does not have a power reserve indicator, how do you know when you need to manually wind the watch?

    would normal everyday activity enough to keep the watch wound?

    PS. my job requires me to sit in front of a computer 9 hours+ a day
    It does not hurt to wind them if you are unsure

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    Re: folks with automatics, how often do you wind your watch?

    I have a power reserve and sit at a computer for most of the day. At worst, the meter does not go down, but it maintains the PR. I find the watch replenishes the night's drain on the PR during the commute to work and home.

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    Re: folks with automatics, how often do you wind your watch?

    I keep them on a Winder, so not a problem for me.
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    Re: folks with automatics, how often do you wind your watch?

    When I only had one auto, I never had to wind it even though I'd let it sit occasionaly while I wore one of my vintages. Everyday activity was more than sufficient to keep it running. Now that I have two that I switch off fairly regularly, I have to wind/set each one if I've let it sit more than two days.

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