Why is it necessary to wind an automatic watch ?

To ensure the proper functioning of the automatic watch, knowing the characteristics of its maintenance, but also of its workings is fundamental. Usually, automatic watches are wound spontaneously by wrist movements. But in some cases, the watch may need to be wound manually.

How to wind up an automatic watch ?

Discover in detail the functioning of the automatic watch. Although they are called “automatic”, it is possible to wind them like mechanical watches.

Winding an automatic watch manually

In order to preserve the proper functioning of the automatic watch, you will need to wind it up if it is not worn on your wrist for more than 24 hours. If this happens, there are a few steps to follow :

  1. The watch is never wound with it on your wrist. It must be held in one hand to ensure that it can be wound with the other hand.
  2. Once the crown is pushed in, simply turn it clockwise.
  3. The crown locks automatically as soon as winding is complete.

But not all automatic watches have the same calibration. The manufacturer will give you the best advice, because each automatic watch is unique and some need to be wound more often than others.

Winding an automatic watch with a winder

The second solution, which is the easiest, is to wind the watch using a winder. The winding of the watch is automatic since the winder will turn the watch on itself in order to activate the internal rotor contained in it.

When to wind a watch ?

Some watches (especially older watches) have what is called the death zone. This is simply a period of time (often between 9pm and 3am) during which they cannot be wound and their mechanism may be affected.

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