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pdnb Wrote:...referring to hand winding your auto movements... Is this an acceptable practice? Do people do this regularly, or do they always put their watches in a winder or "swirl" that our movement up?
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Ardoise Wrote:By "Swirling" an automatic watch, I presume you mean quickly making a gyrating movement to spin the rotor to wind the watch. My guess is that this would put even more stress on the watch than manually winding it.
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flyrobyfly36 Wrote:..my humble opinion the risk to damage the watch is higher wounding the spring barrel by the crown than simply moving the wrist fast or suddendly while wearing it.
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Ardoise Wrote in reply to:flyrobyfly36 Wrote:..my humble opinion the risk to damage the watch is higher wounding the spring barrel by the crown than simply moving the wrist fast or suddendly while wearing it.I think we agree with each other to an extent. With the original topic/post, I was envisioning someone "swirling" their watch non-stop for a few hours in order to build up power reserve - this is not ideal when a few twists of the crown will suffice. I thought the original post was implying that it would be more practical to "swirl" the watch rather than hand-wind it. Swirling for a long duration would indeed place more stress the watch overall - and is not practical.I find that with any 500X, there is no need to hand-wind the power reserve to 100% (full 7 days) - just a few twists does it - gets the watch running instantly - and after a few hour wearing it - the power reserve is already near a full 7-days - letting the automatic winding system do it's thing.I think this aligns completely in agreement to your last post, Roberto.