Do i need a winder?

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Do i need a winder?

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So i just recently bought my first automatic, and thought i would wear it enough to keep it running. But this morning i awoke to it stopped. So either i don't know how to properly maintain an auto or i dont know how to properly maintain an auto. :lol:

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Re: Do i need a winder?

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No you don't need a winder. They are handy but not essential. The watch may not of been fully wound. It takes a while especially if you don't move that arm much. Wind it a dozen times and wear it a full day. Give your wrist a little shake now and again. That should do it
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Although winders can be handy, they are not essential for most people.

A lot of how much a watch will wind on its own will depend on your level of movement. As androo said...give it a 10-12 winds and then see how it goes. You may find that will be fine or you may find that you need to wind it more..perhaps daily or weekly or virtually never. Everyone is different.
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Is it bad to wind it while it still running? and can i over wind it? any thread or page covers this?
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leoo wrote:Is it bad to wind it while it still running? and can i over wind it? any thread or page covers this?
It is ok to wind while the movement is running. You may lose a couple seconds but I wouldn't consider that a big deal.

Here are a couple threads that may help.

http://christopherwardforum.com/viewtop ... ng+a+watch

http://christopherwardforum.com/viewtop ... ch#p129853
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Thanks kip :thumbup: