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Fellow watch guys and gals,

What is your favorite manual watch? :think:

Here in the affordable sub-forum, automatic mechanical watches are very popular.

I would like to see, however, if we can't switch gears (pun intended :-d) to discuss our favorite manual-wound watches.

Whether they be "vintage" or modern, feel free to share.

(I would love to share myself, but I don't have any yet!)

Thank you for your responses :)
 
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I've owned a couple of hand-wind watches (Seagull, Parnis, HMT) I like all of them, no clear winner because the Seagull was a chronograph, the Parnis has a small second dial, the HMT is dressy enough with a red second hand, each has its own charm.

My current hand-wind HMT

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Half of my collection are handwinders. Many are vintage (I have a good number of soviet vintage watches), but a good number are modern, or at least relatively recent.

I have three handwind chronos based on the Poljot 3133

My Poljot Journey
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My Volmax Aviator III
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My Sturmanskie Chrono
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I just got this Glycine Bienne 1914, a watch with an ETA 2801-2 handwind movement; it's only 9mm thick.
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It was in trade for my Steinhart Marine Roman, which has a Unitas pocketwatch movement.
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That watch was really beautiful, but just too thick for it to be the dress watch I wanted it to be.

I have a special edition Luch 1-hand watch with a Belarussian 1801.1 handwind movement\
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I snagged the HMT White Pilot:


And of course I have a good number of vintage watches with handwind movements. Here are a few:
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I have another I have yet to photograph so this one will have to do for now ...



I love this watch. I want one.

As for manual wind movements, I think they are my favorite kind if mechanical. I love the daily routine. It's too bad I prefer diver's with screwdown crowns. Not the best combination IMO.

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Wow, only 8hrs old and so many cool responses! Thank you :)
 

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My manual wind watches are my nicest watches, and thus fall outside of the "affordable" range, but here they are anyway.





 

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I would say this ETA 1121, circa 1950. After getting it cleaned, it is crazy smooth in the winding and setting action.
The second would be the ETA 2804 in my Hammy.



 

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I have a few hand winders in my collection:
 

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