Well, it looks like we’re finally here. So, let’s not waste any time.
To make sure the spring is as tight as possible, the watch requires you to wind it. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to take place that often. You can wind it every now and then, possibly every two days. However, this depends on the type of mechanical watch you own.
As we discussed above, how often you’ll have to wind your automatic watch will depend on how long its power reserve lasts.
It's pretty easy to wind. All you have to do is get hold of the winder and keep turning. You’ll have to do this a couple of times. In fact, the number of times can be many, and it depends on what the manual states.
If you’re careless and keep winding, you’re going to snap the winder off the watch. A tell-tell sign that it’s time to stop is when the winder feels tight and you can’t turn it clockwise anymore.
When you wind, you keep the spring tight by having the mechanism in check. If it happens to uncoil, you made it revert back to how it was.
Yes, this is pretty easy but you have to be extremely careful with how you wind it.
You may think it’s just a knob that needs to be turned aimlessly let your hand take control. This shouldn’t happen as you could damage the winder.
It needs to be wound at a specific angle. Of course, it should not be in an awkward position.
It’s good practice to wind the watch at least once a day. Although this is not required, it will ensure the piece is working at its best at all times.
In terms of winding an automatic watch, the same principle is at play. The only difference is that you can’t really over wind an automatic watch. That being said, you shouldn’t overdo it. Stop whenever you feel a bit of resistance.