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for those with automatic watches that does not have a power reserve indicator, how do you know when you need to manually wind the watch?

would normal everyday activity enough to keep the watch wound?

PS. my job requires me to sit in front of a computer 9 hours+ a day
 

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If you are wearing it you dont need to wind it. Even sitting at a computer all day should be enough to keep it going.
 

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I work on computers all day and have never wound a watch as long as I have been wearing it - I also take my watch off every night when I go to bed. So the only time I wind a watch is when I change to a new one that hasn't been worn for a couple of days.
 

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I was told that 6-1/2 hours a day of normal wear is adequate for the typical automatic.
 

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PS. my job requires me to sit in front of a computer 9 hours+ a day
Press a key with that hand from time to time, it might help.

(sorry, couldn't resist)
 
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for those with automatic watches that does not have a power reserve indicator, how do you know when you need to manually wind the watch?

would normal everyday activity enough to keep the watch wound?

PS. my job requires me to sit in front of a computer 9 hours+ a day
It does not hurt to wind them if you are unsure
 

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I have a power reserve and sit at a computer for most of the day. At worst, the meter does not go down, but it maintains the PR. I find the watch replenishes the night's drain on the PR during the commute to work and home.
 

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I keep them on a Winder, so not a problem for me.
 

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When I only had one auto, I never had to wind it even though I'd let it sit occasionaly while I wore one of my vintages. Everyday activity was more than sufficient to keep it running. Now that I have two that I switch off fairly regularly, I have to wind/set each one if I've let it sit more than two days.

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would normal everyday activity enough to keep the watch wound?

PS. my job requires me to sit in front of a computer 9 hours+ a day
It depends on

1) the watch

2) what your normal everyday activity consists of

If you read in the forums (beyond this thread) you'll find the experiences of some of the members here require that they manually wind their watches. I personally know of a few people that need to do this as well.

For point #1, watches based on the ETA 2892A2 movement seem to suffer from inefficient winding, for instance my GF's father's watch with ETA 2895 doesn't wind sufficiently from his daily activities to keep running overnight. Also watches requiring service may wind less efficiently. Rolexes and ETA 2824s in good shape usually seem to wind fine on most people.

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i wind it whenever i want to wear it (after it has stopped), otherwise, daily activities will keep it going.

how bout valjoux 7750
i'm pretty sure the Speedy Date has a V7750 (modified?!?) in it, and it does not required winding with your daily activities.:-!
 

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for those with automatic watches that does not have a power reserve indicator, how do you know when you need to manually wind the watch?

would normal everyday activity enough to keep the watch wound?

PS. my job requires me to sit in front of a computer 9 hours+ a day

As a desk bound professional computer jock I have found that there is more than enough arm movement to keep automatics wound.
 

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As a desk bound professional computer jock I have found that there is more than enough arm movement to keep automatics wound.
Agreed! Professional data wranglers typically have *no* problem keeping an automatic wound.

Unfortunately, just about every close call I've ever had nearly damaging a fine watch occurred, you guessed it, at my desk. Who knew keyboards, mice, monitors, and office desks could be so dangerous?
 

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I never manually wind my automatics. I shake it for a few seconds to get it going and then wear it and I've never had one stop on me. Just walking around a bit is more than enough to keep them running, even if you have a desk job.
Agreed. I've never had an automatic run down on me while I was wearing it. I wouldn't worry about the desk job/automatic combo, you'll be fine. Just wear the watch at work and outside of work, don't take it off when you get home and let it sit for 12 hours until the morning, and you'll be ok. Its all the little things you do like walk around, wash your hands, driving in the car, that also winds up the watch.
 

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I only wind them when I rotate>>>>

usually, I let my watches wind down. I don't have any super complications, so no winder.

I rotate by placing my current watch back in its box and then pull another watch out its box.

Since all my watches are automatics, just wearing them keeps them wound.

I usually rotate every 1-2 weeks. Recently, I had one watch on for 3 weeks, which is a record.
 
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