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A question for each of you who have a desk job and wear an automatic watch. Can you keep your watch from stopping with a typical wearing pattern of (at least) 9 hours a day without any further effort to keep it running (hand winding or swirling it around)? I know there are at lot of variables that can't be covered here, but I was just wondering if you desk jobbers can keep your watch running with some 9 hours of daily wear.

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i would say it depends on the movement and the winding efficiency.

I have a desk job with about 9 hours of daily wear too.

Tissot with ETA movement - not sufficient
Seiko and Vostok sufficiently wound
 

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Both my Tissot and Longines get sufficient winding.
 

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Swirling is not necessary, a little wiggle to get the rotor gently rocking back and forth (not round and round) for a couple minutes will get an automatic wound for a day.
 

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You gotta get up and move, my friend.
My Parmigiani with the micro-rotor needs some conscious wrist action to get enough wind, but that's the only one.
 

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Go for a walk at lunchtime or jerk off quietly under your desk every few hours safe in the knowledge that your wrist movement with turn the rotor.
Your choice. I'm not going to tell you how to live your life.
 

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You think that's bad, you should try retirement!


Go for a walk at lunchtime or jerk off quietly under your desk every few hours safe in the knowledge that your wrist movement with turn the rotor.
Your choice. I'm not going to tell you how to live your life.
I thought you were...
 

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The normal movement of your wrist is enough to spin the rotor.

So unless you are completely motionless you will be fine.
 

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You'll be fine. I've never had any issues. Unless your desk job involves sitting completely immobile for those 9 hours. e.g. If you are a desk model sitting at a desk in a department store window all day.
 

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My watches won't maintain a full wind from my desk job, even when worn around the house after work for a few hours. I've had watches stop after 16 hours off the wrist (and I've confirmed that power reserves are fine). That said, if worn every day, they will stay running.
 

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I switch between watches almost daily, so I always have to get it started again in the morning. But when they are going they keep going.

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