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    Storing a watch

    Quick question for the mechanical experts.

    So, we've all been there. I bought another watch that I really did not need. So I told the wife it was for my birthday. Which is in December. For those late to the party, this post is being written on July 5. She has informed me that if the watch is a gift from her and the children for my birthday, I can have it on the day, not sooner. And I quote, "If you pre-purchase your gift and then wear get to wear it until then, you will soon be buying yourself watches for your 50th (I'm 34)."

    She's right, you know. But I digress. What I need to know if there will be any negative consequences of storing a mechanical for that amount of time. It will be in my house, so reasonably climate controlled. It's a C. Ward, so either an ETA or Stellita. Are there any issues with 6 months of storage I should be aware of? Anything I need to do in the interim?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Storing a watch

    I doubt there would be an issue, if you're worried you can wind it every so often

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    Re: Storing a watch

    Quote Originally Posted by LikeClockWork View Post
    I doubt there would be an issue, if you're worried you can wind it every so often
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    Re: Storing a watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Diabolic Coffee View Post
    She's right, you know.
    Ouch. ;)
    I raise my hand and touch the wheel of change
    taking time to check the dial


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    Re: Storing a watch

    I was hoping I could get one of you to say it would ruin the watch forever and I needed to wear it right away.


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    Re: Storing a watch

    It will ruin the watch forever, you needed to wear it right away!
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    Re: Storing a watch

    6 months won't hurt them but 26 years might be a different story so the moral is if you buy a watch now for your 50th it needs wearing.

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    Re: Storing a watch

    I believe ideally you're supposed to wind it every couple of weeks to keep the oil circulating. Although, I have watches that I didnt touch for months up to a year and worked fine after.

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    Re: Storing a watch

    So, your question was answered very well, let's move on. Let me get this straight: You bought yourself a watch, then lied to the missus about how it's actually a gift to yourself/from her and your kids for a birthday that is six months away? And she played along with all this with the caveat that you don't actually wear it until your actual birthday?

    You have a strange thing going over there.
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    Re: Storing a watch

    The watch will store just fine. However I think you have a separate more serious problem. From the description your wife seems to be aggravated and doing her best to put up with the behavior.
    Last edited by John MS; July 5th, 2016 at 22:36.

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