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    Who else does not change every watch to Winter-time like me?

    This coming weekend it's end of DST time again, back to Winter hour here...

    Who else is like me? I do not change every watch in my collection, especially the complicated ones that I never wear anyway...

    They can stay one hour off for six months to come...

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    Re: Who else does not change every watch to Winter-time like me?

    I do change them, either on the next morning, or whenever I decide to pick them up and wear them. (Okay, right now I have very few watches, but used to do it that way back when the collection was larger too). But tbh no point in changing over any non-quartz models that you don't plan on wearing that day - because they'll just run dry anyway.



    Alternate idea: just use GMT watches with the main hands always set to summer/winter time and the GMT hand always set to the (other) time.
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    Re: Who else does not change every watch to Winter-time like me?

    I do a time check on my watches when I go to put them on. If they are off by more than 30 seconds, and many times if off by less, I will reset them. I will wear all my watches within a few weeks of the time change, so they will all be corrected in a short time. I only have 3 holes in my watch winder and 8 watches, so most of the collection will have wound down anyway and need a reset to be at all meaningful.

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    Re: Who else does not change every watch to Winter-time like me?

    It's not a bad idea, but my autonomy stat isn't high enough - I'd feel self-conscious with a watch off by an hour.
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    Re: Who else does not change every watch to Winter-time like me?

    Most of my watches are mechanical, so I reset them every time I wear them. I leave my quartzes with the crown pulled out so I don't waste the battery. The digitals that keep running I wait until I'm going to wear them to set them.
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    Re: Who else does not change every watch to Winter-time like me?

    Setting time is a pain on some watches, wish watch makers would pay attention to the ergonomics. But I change the time as I wear them as I have mainly hand wound and I let them wind down.


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    Re: Who else does not change every watch to Winter-time like me?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulopiper View Post
    It's not a bad idea, but my autonomy stat isn't high enough - I'd feel self-conscious with a watch off by an hour.
    To explain further: I did a psychological profiling once. My 'approval' stat was a 10 which means I don't look for others' approval, possibly why I don't give a damn about wearing a 32.5mm watch. My 'autonomy' stat was positive, but a lot lower - I do make some effort to fit in. Autonomy and approval are similar but not exactly the same.
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    Re: Who else does not change every watch to Winter-time like me?

    I was going to say "no way" but then I remembered I have a couple of EcoDrives that were a wedding gift and 1 anniversary gift that I rarely wear, so there's a chance (slight) that they could go six months without being set. But beyond that, I wear pretty much all my mechanical watches and let them run down between wearing, so I'm constantly setting all my watches when I wear them.
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    Re: Who else does not change every watch to Winter-time like me?

    They all get set the night before or upon wearing the first time after a time change. A watch set to the wrong time is not something I'd be ok with.

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    Re: Who else does not change every watch to Winter-time like me?

    Like you I don't, albeit for different reasons . . .
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