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    What happens to your watches when you go on holiday?

    Hi guys,

    I am planning to go on a holiday for 2 weeks and i cant be bringin all my mechanical watches with me and sad to admit, I only have 1 Eilux winder that does 900 RPD.

    How do you guys take care of your watches when you go on a holiday? I mean, is it ok for them to left to stop for 2 weeks? would the oil in the watch settle and hence, have issues restarting when I come back?

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    Re: What happens to your watches when you go on holiday?

    Hi,
    A couple of weeks is a blink in time for the movement. The oils will be fine. Enjoy yourself. Have a great time. They will be there to serve you when you get back.
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    Re: What happens to your watches when you go on holiday?

    I'm lucky. I have local family members who don't mind swinging by my house so they can take them out for a walk, feed them, and let them do their business. They do get kinda mischievous with no-one home to play with them all day and they'll inevitably chew on the couch or something, but it generally works out.
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    Re: What happens to your watches when you go on holiday?

    Steve- I think they just need to be taken to the watchmaker and "fixed".
    Also, the males won't roam so much afterward.
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    Re: What happens to your watches when you go on holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Donf View Post
    Steve- I think they just need to be taken to the watchmaker and "fixed".
    Also, the males won't roam so much afterward.
    Don
    now that is funny....
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    Re: What happens to your watches when you go on holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by exxondus View Post
    is it ok for them to left to stop for 2 weeks? would the oil in the watch settle and hence, have issues restarting when I come back?
    what do you think the watches are doing in the store before you buy them? they probably sit on shelves for 6 months between the time they are manufactured and the time they see their initial purchase.

    i just bought a breitling brand new last month, and the date it was made was 8 months prior to my purchase.

    i dont think you have anything to worry about. i have a handful of friends with 10+ automatic watches that dont even own a single watch winder... and they dont keep them wound, either. they just let them sit in the watch case until they are ready to wear them, at which point they reset the time and date.
    Last edited by alpine0000; March 13th, 2008 at 22:39.

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    Re: What happens to your watches when you go on holiday?

    Just let them stop dude, they will be gald of the rest

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    Re: What happens to your watches when you go on holiday?

    Don't forget to lock them away in the safe!

    -or- if you live in a sh!tty apartment like me, pretend your attempts at hiding them are worth a damn.

    But yeah, like everyone else said, they'll be fine sans winding.
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    Cool Re: What happens to your watches when you go on holiday?

    I have a trusted brother and close friend who baby sits my collection for me when needed.

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    Re: What happens to your watches when you go on holiday?

    Dont worry about just 2 weeks, a Month is safe, 2 weeks is nothing, just make sure you run them when you get back and take a couple of the ones you really really like !




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