Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ?

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    Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ?

    Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ? I want my other watches to have wrist time.

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    Re: Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ?

    Ask your neighbors to volunteer for wrist duty.

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    Re: Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ?

    Or just send them to us. We'll take good care of them!:-D
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    Re: Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ?

    Quote Originally Posted by picard
    Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ? I want my other watches to have wrist time.
    Of course! Winders are strictly for automatic watches. With hand-wound mechanical watches, just dial up the crown once a day. Quartz watches will continue to run regardless of whether they're worn or not until their battery dies.

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    Re: Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ?

    Yes, a clutch within the watch will prevent overwinding.
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    Re: Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sendel
    Yes, a clutch within the watch will prevent overwinding.
    Does omega seamaster 300 SMP have a clutch? I wasn't aware that a watch has a clutch.

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    Re: Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ?

    Quote Originally Posted by picard
    Does omega seamaster 300 SMP have a clutch? I wasn't aware that a watch has a clutch.
    I don´t remember that any automatic watch could be overwinded.

    The more intersting question btw is: Is it safe for the watch winder :-D

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    Re: Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ?

    Quote Originally Posted by picard
    Does omega seamaster 300 SMP have a clutch? I wasn't aware that a watch has a clutch.
    All automatic watches are equipped with a gear that disengages when the spring is fully wound. It could be accurately called a clutch.

    Watchwinders are made to leave your watch on when not worn. That's their whole and only purpose.
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    Re: Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ?

    I recall reading somewhere that even though all automatic watches have what could be termed a "clutch," continuous time on a watch winder should still be avoided. I believe the article claimed that the clutch-mechanism would be unnecessarily strained, and something would wear out.

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    Re: Is safe to leave the watch on winder for whole week ?

    That's why good winders have settings to prevent overwinding. By using those functions, winders can rotate "x" amount of revolutions per day depending on the program.

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