Handwinding is a ritual, takes effort and time, depends if you like that kind of thing or not. Setting the time is a bit more of a pain than the winding, IMO.
No, as long as it keeps running, it will keep pretty good time. Eventually all mechanicals should be re synchronized with the official time, but that's not a product of being hand wound.I guess I don't really understand how hanwinding works. Why do you have to set the time if you wind it every night.
that is actually a reason why I like to use my phone to keep track of "work time".Eventually all mechanicals should be re synchronized with the official time, but that's not a product of being hand wound.
I'm sorry but there is no sense in this argument. The winding mechanisms are made to last because watches need to be wound so that they would run. The rotor of an automatic movement winds the main spring all the time, so why would that put any less stress on the movement than hand winding a hand wound movement ? It is true, though, that regularly hand winding some automatic movements will eventually cause some wear to specific gears. That's because automatics are generally not meant to be wound by hand.Another thing to note is winding a watch aslo put stress on the watch, this means more potential service required as compared to say an automatic.
Well, if the watch face says it's automatic, it's automatic. Respectable manufacturers hardly print inacorrect information on their dials. You should always check out the manufacturer's web site, too: that's the place for reliable info if the model you are considering is still in production.I posted that part of the question in the Hamilton forum. In a nut shell, some of the websites I looked at stated that it was a mechanical handwinding movement and the face says automatic.
Handwinding isn't all that difficult or time consuming. You just have to remember to do it every morning or the watch may stop early the next morning. Once upon a time one could offer the excuse of forgetting to wind the watch for being late. That is a nice watch so buy it and enjoy a handwinder.I'm wondering because I really like the Hamilton Khaki Field Pioneer and I think it may be handwind only.