My watch collection has been slowly growing over the year to the point that I am rotating through 4 watches and looking to add a 5th and 6th by the end of the year. The dilemma I have, which is only going to get worse with more watches, is what is the most efficient way of maintaining these watches?
As a bit of background I wear watches to suit what I am wearing/doing for the day so a set weekly rotation does not work for me. I like to mix it up. I would like to pick up a watch and wear it immediately without having to set the date/time. One way of achieving this is to daily hand wind them or give them a shake to keep the power levels up. But I am afraid of wearing out the watch internals more quickly without the benefit of actually wearing the watch.
So a long question short - is continually keeping the watch power reserve up even when I'm not going to be wearing it that day bad for a watch? And should I just accept that I will have to wind the watch to the correct time each time I grab one from my collection if I haven't worn it in a few days? Lets ignore watch winders for the time being as that's a whole other kettle of fish.