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I have a fineat matic watch; how often do I wind?

Fineat clock and watch company, ltd 8006 shen zhen fineat (on inside of watch).

It is new but did not come with any instructions. I wound it and is working, just wanted to see if I could get more information.

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Normally, a manual wind watch should be wound once every day.

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The inexpensive plastic crystal. It's not very hard and shallow scratches can be buffed out.
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