How to Wind a Watch

When you have a mechanical watch, it’s important to keep it properly wound. Not only will this prolong the life of the movement, but it will also help ensure that your watch continues to tell time correctly. It can seem like a complicated process, but the good news is that it’s not as difficult as it looks. With a few simple steps, you can wind your automatic or manual-winding watch and keep it ready to go when you need it.

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First, be sure to take your watch off of your wrist. This is a small but important step as you’ll be putting unnecessary stress on the delicate winding stem while it’s still on your arm. Fiddling with the crown while it’s attached to your wrist could bend or break the inner tube of the winding crown.

Locate the watch’s crown and ensure that it is in a neutral position, or pushed in as close to the case as possible. Often the crown will have various settings including calendar, time and alarm. These are indicated by little clicks that can be felt as you pull the crown out or push it in. With some trial and error, you can learn to feel these clicks and know when the watch is wound enough. Read more :

The number of turns needed will vary from watch to watch, but about 30-40 half revolutions should be enough to reach the maximum power reserve. Once you’ve reached this point, you will begin to notice resistance and it is important to stop as soon as you start to feel this resistance. It’s better to under-wind your watch regularly than to over-wind it and damage the mainspring.