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    Keep winding watch or set time/date when wearing it?

    To the fellows out there with multiple watches, do you use a watch winder or do you just set the time and date everyone you wear it?

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    Re: Keep winding watch or set time/date when wearing it?

    On my watches with no date wheel, I have no problem just picking them up and setting them when I need it.

    I sometimes put the date ones on the winder, but the only ones I make an effort to put on the winder are watches with bad ergonomics and are a pain to set.


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    Re: Keep winding watch or set time/date when wearing it?

    The latter.
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    Re: Keep winding watch or set time/date when wearing it?

    I have 8 watches and a three spot winder. So, if I am wearing one watch and have three on the winder, 4 wind down in the storage box. Of my watches, 1 has no date, 6 have date only and 1 has day & date. Also, of the 7 that hack, 5 can be startrd dead on (second hand at 12 & minute hand on the mark), 1 needs 15 seconds to start the minute hand and one needs 25 seconds to start the minute hand.

    What stays on the winder? Two of my watches see about 75% of the wrist time, they are always running. The other two are what I was wearing recently or have a plan to wear in the next week. Generally, I have no problems setting up a dead watch for service. I would have no problems living without a winder. With the exception of a perpetual calendar, I really don't see the need for a winder, but it is nice to have options fired up and ready to go.

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    Re: Keep winding watch or set time/date when wearing it?

    Will the watch dry up or worn out faster if it is placed in a winder? It's been a myth to me.. @[email protected]

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    Re: Keep winding watch or set time/date when wearing it?

    I use two watch winders
    It wouldn't hurt my feelings if I never bought another watch with date setting.
    I may need to have the correct time, but I sure don't need a cyclops eyed piece,
    telling me what day it is. Back n tha day when I operated passenger trains, a
    passenger asked our conductor the time. Conductor Weatherford replied "45".
    Passenger sez "45 what". Conductor said "Don't you even know what the hour is"?
    "45 min past the hour" George was a crusty ole Conductor. Hauling passengers
    sans watches, made him that way. BUY A WATCH!!!

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    Re: Keep winding watch or set time/date when wearing it?

    either or
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    Re: Keep winding watch or set time/date when wearing it?

    I have a two spot winder for my date watches. Even so I sometimes don't bother anymore, I just set the time and put it on and go. I no longer get concerned about the date on my watch as it's getting harder and harder to see. I guess thats what comes with age.
    I have no problem letting the watch run down and I am starting to feel the winder does more to wear out your watch then just letting it rest as long as its not for too long. I make sure to wind all of my watches on the first of every month.
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    Re: Keep winding watch or set time/date when wearing it?

    I quite like setting watches (as well as winding them manually), the better if they are not screw down crown.
    and since I rotate my watches every 6-7 days it does not takes that much time of my life :)

    just avoid setting dates in dangerous timezone and you are good to go.

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    Re: Keep winding watch or set time/date when wearing it?

    I have winders but don't tend to use them. It comes down to convenience vs. small amount of increased wear.

    I realised that, once I'd got round my rotation of watches a couple of times, the watch I picked up could be a minute or two out (say 20 days at 5 seconds per day) so I'd set it again anyway. At that point I decided to just let them run down.
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