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    Multiple Watch Maintenance.....

    Hi Everyone....
    New to forum....Try to search for answer in faq but not having any luck finding it....

    As time goes by, I found myself accumulate more and more watches...
    The watch which you don't wear as much does it make sense to pull the knob and stop it from running, or just let it run?
    What is the right thing?

    Thanks in advance.....

    Eric

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    Re: Multiple Watch Maintenance.....

    It's really six of one or a half dozen of another....Some do. Some don't....Some will. Some won't.
    We have different opinions.....Hope this helps.
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    Re: Multiple Watch Maintenance.....

    I never pull the crown out on my watches unless winding or setting the time/date: you would be inviting dust and/or water inside the case to wreak havoc upon the movement if you left the crown out, IMO.
    Last edited by BGPT23; October 7th, 2013 at 23:46.
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    Re: Multiple Watch Maintenance.....

    Answered on the affordables forum here:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/any...em-913923.html

    The conclusion -- if you have a short-running battery (1-3 years) pulling the crown can double the battery life (but of course you have to reset the time all the time). But longer than that could cause corrosion and/or the battery will discharge anyway.


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    Re: Multiple Watch Maintenance.....

    It's really six of one or a half dozen of another....Some do. Some don't....Some will. Some won't.
    Agree. It is personal preference for most.
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    Re: Multiple Watch Maintenance.....

    Welcome to the forum! Watches are produced to run and be worn everyday. Therefore, in my opinion it is natural to put the watch on a winder, or in the case of quartz, to leave the watch run without pulling out the crown. I just think it is easy and natural to let the watch do what it was designed to do. I doubt doing something unusual would really save that much on time until a service is needed anyway.

    In the case of a mechanical, I think it is equally acceptable to not use a winder, let your watch run down and stop until next time you wear. But with quartz, I cannot see pulling the crown because watches weren't designed with that in mind.
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    Re: Multiple Watch Maintenance.....

    Thanks Everyone for the feedback!! Much Apprecaited

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    Re: Multiple Watch Maintenance.....

    I don't think there is a definitive right or wrong, I never do it and don't believe I am doing any harm to my watches.

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    Re: Multiple Watch Maintenance.....

    As many poster have already said it's a matter of personal preference. I hate to see the crowns pulled out on any watch so all my quartz pieces continue to run. The autos just stop anyway when their power reserve runs out.

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