Seiko 5 Winding do's and dont's questions
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    Seiko 5 Winding do's and dont's questions

    Newbie questions

    I have purchased a Seiko 789 and a Seiko 793. Both beautiful watches.
    I was trying to learn about best practices with regards to winding:
    1. What is the proper movement for winding (or does it not make a difference). Do you just move it up/down (direction of 12 and 6pm)? For how long?
    2. If the watch is not stopped, should I still wind it a little at the beginning/end of day?
    3. Is there any benefits of keeping a watch I am not using winded through the use of one of those winders online?

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    Re: Seiko 5 Winding do's and dont's questions

    In case this helps anybody with the same question
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    It doesnt look like you need to do any winding if you are using the watch through the day

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    Re: Seiko 5 Winding do's and dont's questions

    I found a video tutorial.

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    Re: Seiko 5 Winding do's and dont's questions

    swirl it in a circle when u need to start up. but honestly i don’t think it would hurt the movement if you do any crazy things to it

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    Re: Seiko 5 Winding do's and dont's questions

    1.Check out Spencer Klein's way of manual winding:

    He starts explaining it at around 1:00.
    2.I don't know if you *should* or not. But I don't think you *need* to do that.
    3.Check out another Spencer Klein's video where he explains it:

    There's a link in comment section as well:
    Should I leave my watch on an autowinder when I?m not wearing it? | Watch Guy



    What is "Seiko 789 and Seiko 793" any way?

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    Re: Seiko 5 Winding do's and dont's questions

    Just twirl it gently to get things moving if it's dead then let the rotor take over and earn its keep. Letting the watch 'die' between uses will not harm it.
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    Re: Seiko 5 Winding do's and dont's questions

    Thanks for the comments.
    I have also tried to attach (an image) excerpt of the seiko user guide before but apparently the forum didn't like it. I am trying again to paste it
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