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Old 21 September 2020, 09:24 AM   #1
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Hand wind or automatic winder for my 5205R

Because I'm in an operating room suite most of the week, I don't have any opportunity to wear my 5205R until each weekend. And I do NOT enjoy resetting it every weekend once it runs down. Therefore, I'm left with the choice of either hand-winding it every day (as it sits on my dresser), or sticking it into a winder for the week; again, enjoying it each weekend when I can wear "normal" clothes. Any advice as to which option is better for the watch? Thanks.
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Old 21 September 2020, 02:55 PM   #2
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Manually winding a watch everyday that you’re not going to wear sounds like a chore, pop it on a winder.
A good quality winder will certainly not harm the piece.
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Old 21 September 2020, 03:53 PM   #3
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I can certainly see it not being for everyone...but I love the manual 'task' of winding and setting my watch...even my 3940. I consider it part of the ritual.
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Old 21 September 2020, 04:03 PM   #4
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I prefer to let my watch rest during the weekdays, and adjust 1 time during the weekend. Such an adjustment will only entail pushing the pin on the date, day and moonphase pushers, at 6am. It shouldn't take too much time ~ 2 min max.
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Old 21 September 2020, 05:01 PM   #5
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if you don't enjoy setting a watch, you need a winder. I am the other way around. I bought winders but enjoy setting a watch, thus have no use for my winders. :)
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Old 21 September 2020, 07:59 PM   #6
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I enjoy setting time and date on my watches. I have been using winder for 5205 just because of multiple settings. I am a little overwhelmed because I just acquired it. Maybe, I will stop using the winder in future.
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Old 21 September 2020, 08:30 PM   #7
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I prefer the winder. It will be ready to go when you are.
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Old 21 September 2020, 08:57 PM   #8
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I use a winder JUST for your reason.
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