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Post by conjurer » September 7th 2022, 10:17pm

When I was a young buck, some of my earliest memories of my dad was him waking up in the morning, swinging his legs off the bed, and picking up his watch (on a gold-tone Twist-o-Flex, naturally; he also was one of those old mustaches who wore his watch on the underside of his wrist) and giving it a good wind. This was the first thing he did every day. I don't know if this was something he picked up in the Army, or if this was a regular thing for guys of those days.
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Post by jason_recliner » September 7th 2022, 10:25pm

My King Seiko 45 still feels nice to wind, 50+ years on. Not saying I'd want to do it every day but I do enjoy it from time to time. I really enjoyed my Sea-Gull M221S with a Chinese 6497 clone. Something nice about watching that big basic stupid movement slowly ticking away under a big slab of sapphire. Can definitely understand the appeal on occasions - you should do it, Majt.
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Post by koimaster » September 7th 2022, 11:45pm

jason_recliner wrote:
September 7th 2022, 10:26pm
koimaster wrote:
September 7th 2022, 10:15pm
Here you go

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Post by MAX » September 8th 2022, 4:19am

Only handwinder I have left. Used to do the first thing in the morning wind, strangely calming and sets the tone for the day. No quick set date so a good reason to not let it run down if wearing often.
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Post by jason_recliner » September 8th 2022, 6:41am

koimaster wrote:
September 7th 2022, 11:45pm
jason_recliner wrote:
September 7th 2022, 10:26pm
koimaster wrote:
September 7th 2022, 10:15pm
Here you go

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What's inside that one?
Modified unitas 6794

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That's really nice. Something about the 6497, just really pleasing.
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Post by bbattle » September 8th 2022, 10:57am

My mechanical winders are Chinese; the Seagull 1963 and a San Martin flieger with a seconds dial. Oh, also my Merkur.

And I can't forget my Max Bill.

Didn't realize I like mechanical watches so much.
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Post by Nuvolari » September 8th 2022, 1:55pm

Yeah…. Mechanical movements are awesome.

However, every now and again I find myself shamefully trying to hurry the winding process…. And that’s just dumb when there are plenty of grab-and-go quartz options scattered about the watch boxes.

Take a moment to enjoy the tactile engagement. Even my 8-day Panerai doesn’t really take that long to fully wind… and it feels like buttah!

But it’s hard to appreciate such niceties when you’re running behind schedule and your wife is actually ready before you…. That is not the best environment in which to appreciate the beautiful hand wind mechanism on your mechanical watch.

Actually, I’d like to pick up an HMT just to have one. It will be a collectible one day - as soon as they sell the 5 trillion units of new-old-stock inventory. By 2085 for sure.

Also - hey Smells, what’s the deal with the Oyster Lipton?
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Post by smellody » September 8th 2022, 2:27pm

Nuvolari wrote:
September 8th 2022, 1:55pm
Yeah…. Mechanical movements are awesome.

However, every now and again I find myself shamefully trying to hurry the winding process…. And that’s just dumb when there are plenty of grab-and-go quartz options scattered about the watch boxes.

Take a moment to enjoy the tactile engagement. Even my 8-day Panerai doesn’t really take that long to fully wind… and it feels like buttah!

But it’s hard to appreciate such niceties when you’re running behind schedule and your wife is actually ready before you…. That is not the best environment in which to appreciate the beautiful hand wind mechanism on your mechanical watch.

Actually, I’d like to pick up an HMT just to have one. It will be a collectible one day - as soon as they sell the 5 trillion units of new-old-stock inventory. By 2085 for sure.

Also - hey Smells, what’s the deal with the Oyster Lipton?

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