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    Watch winder or manual adjustment?

    Do you guys put your low rotation watches on a winder to keep it wound up or manually adjust them again each time you put it on?

    I let my low rotation watches with date (GMTIIC, Sinn UK, Blumo) wind down and manually adjust them again when I put them on again.

    Watches without date (Speedy Pro, BB blue), I'll pick up the watch for the next rotation exactly at the time when it last stop.

    How for you guys do it?

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    Re: Watch winder or manual adjustment?

    I have 3 Wolf winders and they all have dust on them. I never use them. Personally, I don't care for winders. It seems like letting your car run in the garage until the next time you want to drive it.
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    Re: Watch winder or manual adjustment?

    Agree with Jason. I have two of my watches on a winder, but honestly I don't see the point. His car analogy is spot on. A winder would be helpful if you have a very complicated watch that's hard to reset, but even then they usually have pushers or, in the case of the IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar, a health power reserve (seven days in this case) to where it doesn't matter.
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    Re: Watch winder or manual adjustment?

    I rotate my watches frequently and have a wolf 3 slot winder. I do prefer the convenience. Whatever you prefer, no right or wrong answer.
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    Re: Watch winder or manual adjustment?

    I tend to believe that all things mechanical have a finite lifespan. By letting the movement wind down to a stop when not in use will help extend the movement service interval and ultimately the watch's lifespan.


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    Re: Watch winder or manual adjustment?

    What's a winder?
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    Re: Watch winder or manual adjustment?

    Quote Originally Posted by alex79 View Post
    What's a winder?
    A device for people too lazy to wear out their watches by using them.
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    Re: Watch winder or manual adjustment?

    No winder for me. If I owned anything that was more of a "special occasions" watch, or if my collection ever gets so vast that I'm unable to wear each at least once every few weeks (here's to hoping, but unlikely) I might consider investing - but to me it's not a problem to set and wind before wearing.

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    Re: Watch winder or manual adjustment?

    I don't like winders. Manual is the way to go.

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