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How often do you need to wind up a watch, and do you just turn it in one direction/

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Its advisable to wind up the watch at least once 15 days to make sure none of the spares inside doesn't get jammed.

Usually, its just one direction, clock-wise! :-)

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Winder for automatic watch


When you wind it manually (forward or clockwise) it winds the mainspring. Only need to watch it 5 or 6 times if it's completely stopped you wearing it will do the rest. If you going to get a automatic winder get one that will wind in both directions. It will give a few revolutions clockwise and then we'll go reverse counterclockwise.
Hope this answers your questions thank you.

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HOW TO START YOUR AUTOMATIC WATCH


mcdevito75 here,The Automatic feature in your WATCH consists of a counter-weight attached to the MAIN SPRING by a gear that allows a SLOW but steady wind of your watch with the motion of your WRIST, ARM. Once, only in HIGH END watches, today almost all watch manufacturers have this feature in some of their models. Everyone who owns an AUTOMATIC watch knows, you can START your AUTOMATIC watch by WINDING THE STEM and you can continue to wind the stem with no end. This will at least START your AUTOMATIC watch and, this is true to some extent BUT, does this apply to my watch you ask?, Here"s how to tell if your AUTOMATIC watch will START with a few winds of the stem or not. ------- Very Simply, Hold your AUTOMATIC watch to your ear and wind the stem, if you hear a sound as though something is DRAGGING or the stem feels slightly stiff one way you wind the stem and you hear a clicking sound when you wind in the other direction, then you have the TYPE of AUTOMATIC watch that will start with a few winds of the stem, approx, 20 turns or winds. If on the other hand you hear nothing when you wind the stem and the stem feels very loose when turnning then you have the TYPE of AUTOMATIC watch that winds only with the motion of your wrist / arm, to start this type of AUTOMATIC watch, simply hold the watch in your hand and rock your watch back and forth, say from the 12 O"clock to the 6 O"clock, and or, Hold your watch securely in your hand a make circular motions with your hand, any movement to get your watches counter-balance to turn and thus wind your watch. Approx. 1 minute of this extra motion will start your AUTOMATIC watch, then simply wear your watch and your wrists / arm motion will keep it wound.

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Steinhausen tm-478 single watch winder how it worcks


Watch Winder Setting & Instructions for Executive Collection

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  • There are four modes for our Executive Collection of Watch Winders (TM and SM series):

    Mode 1 (both switches with the O pressed in): rotates for 180 seconds on then 12 minutes off.
    Mode 2 (first switch with the O pressed in, second switch with the I pressed in): rotates 180 second on then 15 minutes off.
    Mode 3 (first switch with the I pressed in, second switch with the O pressed in): rotates 180 seconds on then 18 minutes off, then 180 seconds in the opposite direction.
    Mode 4 (both switches with the I pressed in): rotates 180 seconds on then 24 minutes off.

    For switching winding direction:
    I pressed in will wind clockwise
    II pressed in will wind counter clockwise
    Neither pressed in will turn the winder off

    *Please note that the CW and CCW settings do not apply when the winder is set to Mode 3 as this mode winds in both directions.

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Don't know how to set the date except by winding the time dial repeatedly past 12 to get to present date--must be an easier way


I presume that you are winding the watch 24 hours to change the date.

You can shorten the time it takes to change the dates in the following manner:-

Wind the watch until the date changes, then turn it back until it passes 12 again and then turn it forward. Each time it passes 12 the date should increase by a day.

You may have to experiment to find how far past 12 in both directions to get the date to change.

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How do i change the datewithout keep winding it


Your watch sounds like a mechanical type (old).

Older watches rely on the hour hand passing 12 to re-set the date.

Wind your watch until the date changes and then turn the hands backwards passed 12 and then forwards again to advance the date again.

How far you need to wind it passed 12 (in both directions) is something that you will have to find out by
experiment.

Aug 24, 2010 | Watches

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I don't know how to wind the watch....can you help?


WIND AT THE SAME TIME EVERY DAY. This is extremely important. In order to ensure that your watch keeps good time it must be wound at the same time every day. Most people like to do this at night before bed.
WIND ALL THE WAY. The watch must be wound all the way, or it will slowly lose the proper time and require constant resetting. Also, if not wound all the way, the watch may stop keeping time earlier than expected.
WIND IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. Most European watches wind clockwise when the face of the watch is pointing towards you. Determine which way your watch winds, and stick to that direction. To figure this out, try to turn it both ways. The wrong way will either be extremely loose, or extremely tight.
Tips & Warnings
Keeping your watch clean and free of dust and dirt will also add to its longevity.
Contact the watch's manufacturer for any special and/or specific care methods.
Don't under or over wind you watch. When you start to feel resistance, STOP.

Aug 17, 2010 | Watches

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Does anybody know which way i'm supposed to wind my cartier santos watch? Options: clock-wise, counter clock-wise, or multidirectional?? thanks


mcdevito75 here, Generally your Cartier watch is wound in a clockwise direction simply, due to how it:s made, in this direction the mainspring is tightened or wound and turning the crown in a counter-clockwise position only free wheels the winding mechanism. I would advise you wind your watch in a multi direction, however not to the very, very end of It"s winding capacity, once you feel the crown getting tension only 4--5 more multi-direction turns should be enough to maintain a good wind to your Cartier watch.

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Directions to change day and date on old bucherer automatic watch


Try this: pull out the winding crown to the first click and change the date. Memorize which way the crown turns to do that. Now turn the crown in opposite direction and the day should adjust.
This solution wrks for most of the makes.
If this doesb't work - submit the make, model and all the writings on watch caseback.

Mar 14, 2009 | Watches

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How do I manually wind my Omega Seamaster Automtic Plz


I'll make it easy and with a little fun for you!
First -lets assume that the winding crown of your watch is the one of the weels fitted on the car.
Imagine the car which is driving across your watch dial from point 6 (six o'clock) to point12 (twelve o'clock).
Which way the weel of the car is turning?
So, the winding of the watch is executed exactly in the same direction as the weel turn of that car when it goes from point 6 to point 12.
When you wind the watch in that direction, the winding pinion and the clutch wheel (both are parts of setting gear) gets engaged and through the gears turns the barrel which is housing the mainspring.
When you turn the winding crown in opposite direction, the winding pinion and the clutch weel gets disengaged due to the specially angled weel teeth and no action in the setting gear is taken. All you hear is just a rapid clicking sound when the wheel teeth are jumping over each other.
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I need to know how to wind up an old (1930's) Oris watch. It loses two hours a day and stops. Do you wind up just in one direction or back and forwards. I'm worried about overwinding it. If it needs...


Your watch is winding forwards only, but you can wind it both directions as the clutchweel does the job and disengages when crown is moved backwards. No worries about overwinding, as you will feel a substancial resistance when the spring is fully wound.
If your watch is loosing 2 hrs a day, then you need to overhaul it (full service). To do that you have to find your nearest watch repair shop and ask for help. Every decent watchmaker will be able to do the job.
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