I have read many of the posts on how to properly wind a wind up watch (modern), and it seems there are as many opinions as there are members:
1. Wind until you can't anymore, you can't hurt it unless you use plyers.
2. Stop winding when you feel the slightest resistance or you will break the spring.
3. Wind until you feel stronger resistance, but not beyond.
4. Wind 26 turns a day
And so on...
So with all due respect to guys like me who simply like watches but have no training or knowledge about how and why they do what they do, I would appreciate it if members who have real knowledge on the subject answer this question. Include your credentials for gravitas if you wish. What I am trying to avoid is an opinion from every Tom, Dick, and Harry... like me... because as we all know opinions are like... well, you get it!
So, experts please have your say and end these conflicting opinions once and for all.