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Handwinding or Automatic

  • Handwinding

    Votes: 33 31.1%
  • Automatic

    Votes: 73 68.9%
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Which one do you prefer?
 

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I haven't yet bought my first mechanical so I shouldn't even be in this thread, but I voted automatic. You can hand-wind them if you want, but you don't have to. I can get behind a design that allows that kind of laziness.


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I have one auto, but I only wear it on weekends so I have to wind it anyway.:roll:
 

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I love to wind my watches, I do it all the time so I vote for automatic because you cannot overwind them.
 

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Handwinding - dunno why but this makes me feel more with the watches. love to wind my watches daily.

Both my watches are HW.
 

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Quartz. For mechanical I like wind-ups. Don't own an automatic and don't plan to get one.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Over the years I've had the opportunity to handle both, and I'd have to say I most like the idea of an automatic that also allows handwinding. If push came to shove and I had to choose only one, I'd probably go with a handwinder...it's less complicated and should be easier to service when needed.

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Everything else being equal, I think I have a slight preference for hand-wound watches. I like their simplicity and robustness. However if I was confronted with two nearly identical watches, but the automatic had a single style feature I liked better, I'd go with the auto without regrets.
 

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I prefer automatic for daily use, because I find that I sometimes forget to wind a manual wind. Nonetheless I think every mechanical watch fan really owe it to themselves to own at least one manual winder for the daily ritual experience.
 

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Quartz has no personality.
I would not say a metal case full of metal cogs has any personality.....
Humankind has always aimed for improvements and perfection, etc. Quartz is the logical step in the watchmaking and timekeeping.
OK, I do not own a Quartz for now. I confess I like those cogs and wheels.
But I have a Quartz in my sights! If my old dad decides to give it to me ( 1:st installment of inheritance" :-d) I must add!
 

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I would not say a metal case full of metal cogs has any personality.....
Humankind has always aimed for improvements and perfection, etc. Quartz is the logical step in the watchmaking and timekeeping.
OK, I do not own a Quartz for now. I confess I like those cogs and wheels.
But I have a Quartz in my sights! If my old dad decides to give it to me ( 1:st installment of inheritance" :-d) I must add!
You're that kid who got the Coaxial Seamaster instead of the Quartz 'cause the lady gave your father the wrong box, aren't you?
 
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