Is hand winding a important feature for u when choosing mechanical watch?

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    Is hand winding a important feature for u when choosing mechanical watch?

    I own a few mechanical watch but I can't possibly wear all my mech watch at the same time. So rotating them is the only way. I don't want to spend unneccessary money on watch winder. So in order to keep my mech watch running occasionally. I will manually wind them up and put them back to their showcase. Also at the same time, monitor their accuracy.

    For me , if the watch does not has manual winding feature. I will not buy that watch. So manual winding watch will not be a problem for me. But of cos, a mech watch with both auto and manual will be the best of both world.

    Will an auto watch with no manual winding function turns u off?

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    Re: Is hand winding a important feature for u when choosing mechanical watch?

    It is nice to have, and to be honest I will get a bit disappointed if the movement doesn't hand wind, but if I like how the watch looks and it has a solid movement then I will most likely buy it anyways. It's not a huge deal to give a watch a few swirls now and then, or even to reset it. Takes all of 20 seconds to swirl and set. Accuracy doesn't matter to me after the first couple of weeks with a new watch funnily enough.

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    Re: Is hand winding a important feature for u when choosing mechanical watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by W123 View Post
    It's not a huge deal to give a watch a few swirls now and then, or even to reset it. Takes all of 20 seconds to swirl and set. Accuracy doesn't matter to me after the first couple of weeks with a new watch funnily enough.
    Problem is I have a few mech watch and I want them to run 24 hrs at the same time to check accuracy or test run. Without manual winding, it's quite impossible.

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    Re: Is hand winding a important feature for u when choosing mechanical watch?

    I won't buy a "Shakeo" watch.
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    Re: Is hand winding a important feature for u when choosing mechanical watch?

    Not if the watch is automatic mechanical. But if the watch does not have automatic winding then yes, very important!

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    Re: Is hand winding a important feature for u when choosing mechanical watch?

    It's mandatory!

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    Re: Is hand winding a important feature for u when choosing mechanical watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by tragic View Post
    i won't buy a "shakeo" watch.
    bingo!

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    Re: Is hand winding a important feature for u when choosing mechanical watch?

    Not important.

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    Re: Is hand winding a important feature for u when choosing mechanical watch?

    Very important to me, but I take price into consideration. I have 4 Seiko 7S watches which are only automatic (no handwind feature), but they were all cheap (under $150). If I don't wear one for 2 days, it stops, which is a bit annoying. My Hamilton (ETA 2824-2), on the other hand, has a slightly lower power reserve (~40 hrs), but if I'm not going to wear it, I give it 40 winds and put it back down. I don't know how long I'd have to shake my Seikos to have that effect.
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    Re: Is hand winding a important feature for u when choosing mechanical watch?

    I bought my first Seiko a couple of weeks back and although it starts up with just a couple twists, I really miss the hand wind.

    My Alpha hand winds, can't see why Seiko does not have that feature.
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