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Well we seem to have a WRUW thread for most things, so how about a WRUW today that is a good old manual wind watch??

IMO nothing beats winding a watch to make you feel part of the whole Horological experience!

So I’ll start.

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Today i’m Wearing one of my favourite watches, the Panerai 000, or Zero as it’s affectionately known amongst the Paneristi.

Inside is a good old 6497 pocket watch movement, that is a bit industrial to wind, but feels solid and makes a nice noise.

What hand cranker are you wearing today?? No Quartz or Autos allowed.

Ps, my I pad obviously spelt Cranker for me!! And I can’t change the title.
 

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bigclive2011;49565267 IMO nothing beats winding a watch to make you feel part of the whole Horological experience[/QUOTE said:
Agreed...and lovely watch you have..enjoy in good health.

I am wearing today what has been on my wrist for nearly four months continuously.absolutely love the simplicity of this and the connection I have built with it 🙂
 

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Nice Hammy!!

Love the Bezel!!
 
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Now that is a nicely decorated movement!!
 
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Now I am sad. Both of my hand crankers, both heirlooms, are at the watchmaker's shop getting a cleaning (for the first time in 30 years). I should have them back soon!
In the meantime, here are a couple old pics. The Wittnauer was my paternal grandfather’s retirement watch, and the Elgin A11 belonged to my maternal grandfather.
Supposedly the Elgin was won in a game of cards, but more likely he loaned money to someone and never got paid back. While he wasn’t in the military service during WWII, he was a welder at the Kaiser shipyard in Richmond California where the Liberty ships were being built.



 

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Timely thread - I've been enjoying one of my handcrankers tremendously. I wound up the Damasko DK101 yesterday. Felt so nice winding it & wearing it that it's getting another day of wrist time. Sadly after today it'll get put back in the box - this is not a watch to take to the beach.


 

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Some great watches coming out so far!!
 
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Well best you get em out for TMW then or we’ll tell everyone you only have one watch!!

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Ford Capri Ghia Rodney!!
 
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this 1 today
 

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This was my first hand wind :)

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So this is my first hand wind in the modern era and I have to say Im really enjoying it.

Slim and comfortable. I had my doubts about remembering to wind it or winding becoming a chore and I have to say neither have been an issue. I have been wearing this straight for the last 6 weeks or so as I have my other watches in storage for reasons and its been a delight.

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