Watch winders and movement consistency

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    Question Watch winders and movement consistency

    Hello all,

    I just purchased a watch winder and was wondering if setting a watch, then leaving it on a watch winder would give you a good indication of the consistency of the watch movement since theoretically there would be no variation in the watch motion over a period of time (days, weeks) as there would be in real life...

    Thanks for any info.

    Paul

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    Re: Watch winders and movement consistency

    Quote Originally Posted by pmsar35 View Post
    Hello all,

    I just purchased a watch winder and was wondering if setting a watch, then leaving it on a watch winder would give you a good indication of the consistency of the watch movement since theoretically there would be no variation in the watch motion over a period of time (days, weeks) as there would be in real life...

    Thanks for any info.

    Paul
    No. If your winder moves permanently the spring will always be wounded at the given (same) status, no run off though and therefore a "default" consistency. On the other hand no gain and no loss but you´ll never get to know if your watch is accurate on the normal run.

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    Re: Watch winders and movement consistency

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    No. If your winder moves permanently the spring will always be wounded at the given (same) status, no run off though and therefore a "default" consistency. On the other hand no gain and no loss but you´ll never get to know if your watch is accurate on the normal run.
    Thanks Mike, I haven't put my Marathon SAR-D on the winder yet, but I know that if I wear it continuously (on my wrist) it gains 1.5 to 2 seconds per day and more than that if I don't wear it all day.

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    Re: Watch winders and movement consistency

    It should be a good indicator of consistency. It should run consistently +- X on the winder if it is a watch that runs consistently. It may run -2 on the winder and plus 10 on your wrist, but it should run consistently on the winder.

    I've timed a lot of watches on wrist and winder and if it is consistent on the winder it will likely be consistent on the wirst, and vice versa.
    Todd H
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