What do you prefer the most, hand wound or automatic?

Oct 12, 2019,18:34 PM

I prefer hand wound Lets hear from the rest 

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In the words of the legendary Pointer Sisters....

 By: NickO : October 12th, 2019-18:46
Aah Toe Mah Tic (auto-matic)

Definitely hand wound

 By: sham1 : October 12th, 2019-18:52
although I am guilty by owning more automatic than manual wind watches. Manual wind watches to me capture the spirit of watchmaking much more and there is a great satisfaction derived from winding a watch daily especially when the mechanism is silky smoot... 


 By: JohnFM : October 12th, 2019-19:11
Something satisfying about it. That said, automatic is nice in the sense that you have to actively move with the watch on, which can increase the bonding experience ;-)

LOL! [nt]

 By: amanico : October 13th, 2019-00:12


 By: Lankysudanese : October 12th, 2019-21:27
Even though my entire collection is comprised of automatics, I find myself winding them every night😁

I don't have a real preference for a handwound or automatic watch

 By: Watchonthewrist : October 12th, 2019-22:55
Depends on what kind of watch imo

Right, depends on the watch

 By: brauner : October 12th, 2019-23:11
A Radiomir should be handwound for example or a Reverso. I would not like it as automatic.

Callus from winding my FPJ Resonance. Better done

 By: maronetti : October 12th, 2019-23:00
with a piece of cloth as a shield.... Winding this watch needs some willingness to suffer... Still enjoying it tremendously... Handwound for me! Best Uri ...  

Hand wound all the way!

 By: JLG22 : October 13th, 2019-00:25
I love manual calibers for their charm, their magic and their old world vibe.

:-) (nt)

 By: Echi : October 13th, 2019-21:01

Manually wound...there was nothing to think about for me...

 By: maverickmahesh : October 13th, 2019-02:52
always have been fascinated about hand wound movements !


 By: Jurry : October 13th, 2019-02:59
For daily wear all round watches (Rolex OP, Blancpain Villeret GMT) and sports watches (VC Overseas) I prefer automatic. I just put them in the winder at night and grab one in the morning For more “upscale” or dress watches I have prefer manual. With the ... 

Hand-Wound [nt]

 By: rwk : October 13th, 2019-21:05

Tough to say either/or

 By: Tim Jackson : October 14th, 2019-17:42
It depends as many have said on the watch, it’s purpose and complications. Certainly a lovely hand would caliber is a treat to look at, especially when there is much decoration and/or complications to look at A friend’s superlative ALS Double Split! And t...  

Biased towards manually wound for most types . . .

 By: Dr No : October 14th, 2019-18:53
. . . other than perpetual calendars and alarms. No reason other than being naturally regressive. ;-)

In general,, handwound

 By: NT931 : October 15th, 2019-04:39
Especially with a display back!