Should I let my Doxa stop?

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    Should I let my Doxa stop?

    Ive been wearing my used 1000T Sharkhunter since the minute I bought it. Ive dealt with other Automatics (Seikos) where it is beneficial for gears to stop once in a while.

    Is that the same for Doxa? Or am I good to go letting it run on and on?
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    I don't think it really matters...

    People buy watch winders to keep their watches running infinitum when not in use. I let mine run down (stop) all the time as I simply switch what I am wearing alot. Cheers-Ronbo

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    Re: Should I let my Doxa stop?

    Never heard that one before. I can't for the life of me think of what the benefit might be...
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    Re: Should I let my Doxa stop?

    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1
    Never heard that one before. I can't for the life of me think of what the benefit might be...
    Not sure if there's much merit to the argument, but I've heard that, depending on your activity, some watches are constantly wound tight / to the max and the spring(s) never get the opportunity to fully unwind. All materials have some form of memory and after years of being tightly wound, these springs may deform somewhat / become less effective.
    Additionally, sticking of the (tightly wound) spring will occur as the oil ages, which will have the exact same effect.
    Maybe one of the "watchmakers" on board can chime in and dispel these stories / myths.

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    Re: Should I let my Doxa stop?

    All things have a life span. It seems to me that in keeping your watch in perpetual motion will only wear the gears and springs out sooner. That's my 2 pence anyway.

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    Re: Should I let my Doxa stop?

    If you wear the watch every single day, and is always wounded when you put it back on your wrist, don't think about it, just enjoy the watch. Eventually, if you keep wearing the watch like this just make sure you get it serviced when the time comes.
    Now, if you rotate your watches don't bother on getting it wounded if it's not being used.
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    Re: Should I let my Doxa stop?

    Quote Originally Posted by jay.scratch View Post
    If you wear the watch every single day, and is always wounded when you put it back on your wrist, don't think about it, just enjoy the watch. Eventually, if you keep wearing the watch like this just make sure you get it serviced when the time comes.
    Now, if you rotate your watches don't bother on getting it wounded if it's not being used.
    Believe me I have been enjoying, Ive been enjoying it so much that my other watches have rarely seen my wrist.

    Thank you all the your responses, I know its an abnormal question but I just wanted to check.
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    -Lum-Tec M82 #84/100
    -Geckota C-01 VK64 Chronograph
    -Citizen "Eco-Zilla"
    -Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick II Chronograph


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    -Tourneu Safari Chronograph
    -Seiko SKX781: The Orange Monster
    -BaliHa'i Ha'i-Q: 041/250


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    Re: Should I let my Doxa stop?

    It's normal to ask these questions.

    Check this similar thread out: https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=385507
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    Re: Should I let my Doxa stop?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheZmilz View Post
    Believe me I have been enjoying, Ive been enjoying it so much that my other watches have rarely seen my wrist.

    Thank you all the your responses, I know its an abnormal question but I just wanted to check.
    That's great. Hope you keep enjoying for a long time
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    Re: Should I let my Doxa stop?

    That actually makes sense! Because of that answer I will now take my watch off at night and let it "rest".

    Great post and great topic!

    Quote Originally Posted by MHe225 View Post
    Not sure if there's much merit to the argument, but I've heard that, depending on your activity, some watches are constantly wound tight / to the max and the spring(s) never get the opportunity to fully unwind. All materials have some form of memory and after years of being tightly wound, these springs may deform somewhat / become less effective.
    Additionally, sticking of the (tightly wound) spring will occur as the oil ages, which will have the exact same effect.
    Maybe one of the "watchmakers" on board can chime in and dispel these stories / myths.

    RonB
    Chuck Norris doesn't wear a watch...HE decides what time it is.


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