I just acquired a Seiko 6139-8029 that I am going to give my guy for his birthday - his birthday is over a month away (7 weeks in fact), and the watch is currently set fully correctly (correct day, correct date, correct time). I also just got an automatic winder, and my intent is to keep it wound until I wrap it to give to him so that I don't have to go through setting the day and date again.
The automatic winder offers the following options:
1. Rotate clockwise for 6 minutes, stop for 30 minutes, then for 6 minutes again, etc., indefinitely.
2. Rotate counterclockwise for 6 minutes, stop for 30 minutes, then for 6 minutes again, etc., indefinitely.
3. Rotate clockwise for 20 minutes, then stop for 10 minutes, then rotate counterclockwise for 20 minutes, then stop for 10 minutes, and so on, indefinitely.
4. Rotate clockwise for 10 minutes, then counterclockwise for 10 minutes, then clockwise for 10 minutes, etc. and so on for 3 continuous hours. Then it will stop for 9 hours. Then it will repeat the cycle.
My question is this: can I keep it being automatically wound, on the winder, for 7 straight weeks, or could the mechanism be damaged from being so constantly wound? If it's ok to keep it on the winder for that whole time, which option (1, 2, 3, or 4) would be the best?