Operating an Automatic Watch or Handwound
Modified on: Fri, 28 Nov, 2014 at 10:32 PM
With a new watch, wear it every day for at least two weeks.
Wind the watch first, and then set the hands with the crown.
Wind an automatic watch 30 to 40 times to power the main spring. This helps guarantee optimum torque.
If you wear the watch daily, and only take it off at night, there should be no need to wind the watch.Note:
Many watches have a screwdown crown that must be released and retightened after setting time or date to maintain water resistance.
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