Pocket Watch Repairs and Info
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How do I Wind a Watch?
To wind the watch, turn the crown in the clockwise direction anywhere from 30-40 half turns until it stops. Push the crown back down into the normal operating position. Winding and setting of the time should be done daily.
How Often Should I Wind my Watch?
If you’re using it daily, you should wind it once per day. Ideally, at the same time each day (so 24 hours between each wind) to allow the rate variation from the mainspring tension to balance out. If you aren’t using it, don’t wind it.