How should a mechanical watch be wound correctly?
Many people like mechanical watches, but the concept of mechanical watch winding is rather vague. How to treat the winding of a mechanical watch correctly? There is a difference between manual and automatic mechanical watches, and manual mechanical watches usually turn the crown manually to wind up the clockwork inside the watch, and then the clockwork system releases kinetic energy to start the watch.
But when people turn the crown of a watch, they will find such a problem. If it turns too much, it will not be good for the watch, but if it turns too little, the power of the watch will be insufficient, so how many turns does a manual mechanical watch need to wind? And what is the correct way to wind it?
1. How many turns of a manual mechanical watch
For manual mechanical watches, the number of windings of the watch depends on the internal power storage capacity of the manual mechanical watch. If your manual mechanical watch has a power reserve of 38-46 hours, then the general mechanical watch is wound. The number of laps should be 30-40 times, but this number of laps is not absolute, because the automatic mechanical watch I use now is wound clockwise from 25 to 30 times. The specific number of laps still depends on the number you use. The type of mechanical watch and the type of movement. For example, the ETA automatic movement in the mechanical watch has overload protection. If your watch is wound to the limit, it will be idling no matter how you turn it. Watches equipped with an overload protection movement will not be able to turn when you wind it up properly. This is to be noted. Don't turn hard when the winding is not enough. This will cause damage to the watch movement.
2.the correct way to manually wind a mechanical watch
Manual mechanical watches generally wind the clockwork in the watch by rotating the crown, and the clockwork system releases kinetic energy to drive the watch to start operation. These steps are all completed by mechanical principles and structures. The winding process of a mechanical watch In this case, pull out the handle and turn the handle clockwise to wind up. It is full when it does not turn. It is usually best to wind the mechanical watch at a fixed time every day, and the winding action should not be too violent. Excessive force will cause unnecessary damage to the watch. Generally, manual winding mechanical watches rotate the crown of the watch in a clockwise direction for about 25 to 30 revolutions, but this is not absolute. The specific details still depend on you. The type of watch you bought.