A winding automatic watch, also referred to as self-winding watch or simply automatic, is generally a mechanical watch where the mechanical movement of the wearer’s hand gives power to the mainspring so that manual winding is unnecessary when worn over long periods. Self-winding mechanical watches were initially developed in Switzerland in the early 20th century and are now a very popular choice with consumers looking for a stylish and functional watch. The term “self-winding” refers to the mechanical energy provided by the watch itself that allows it to run without the aid of an external motor.
An advantage to a self-winding watch is that the internal mechanical energy that is stored within the case of the watch is available for use when the watch is not running. This helps to conserve energy and, as a result, a winding automatic watch can last a very long time before it needs to be reset. Also, because the mainspring is never worn down completely by the watch’s own movement, the case is less likely to be damaged if the watch is accidentally dropped. Many people who wear winding automatic watches consider the lack of perpetual calendar feature to be a disadvantage, however, there are many people who appreciate the timepiece’s lack of chronograph function. In these cases, some winding automatic watches can be manually wound down once every few days.
When winding your watch, there are a number of different methods that can be used. Firstly, a link which is connected to the crown will allow you to wind it in the normal manner. Secondly, a lever that is attached to the bracelet will allow you to wind it using your own power. Thirdly, a small screw will wind your watch if you have access to it while the crown is still fixed. Lastly, you can also purchase a special device that winding your watch using electrical energy from your watch battery.
One of the most important things to remember when winding an automatic watch is that you must not force it too hard. This can cause damage to the case or the bracelet, which in turn will make it impossible for the watch to continue working properly. You should also avoid using oils or grease on the moving parts of your watch. This is especially important if you are winding an automatic watch that has a battery, as oils and grease can damage the internal workings of your watch.
Once you have all of your equipment set up and working properly, you will need to find a good position which will provide a good view of the timepiece you are winding. When choosing a good spot, you must ensure that you do not obstruct the view of the timepiece, such as by placing something between the base of the watch and the winder. If your watch has an alarm feature, you will also need to look at the direction in which it is wind if it is important for you to read the time. The best place for the watchwinder is on a table that has adequate lighting so that you do not risk scalding yourself from accidentally looking at the timepiece.
In addition to making sure that you are placing your watch properly, you will also need to wind your watch after each use. Many people do not realize that winding a watch automatically every few days actually decreases the life of the watch. If you do not wind your watch properly, you can potentially damage the watch beyond repair. However, with a watch winder, you can wind your watch whenever you wish in order to extend its life span.