What do you prefer the most, hand wound or automatic?
I prefer hand wound Lets hear from the rest
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Definitely hand wound
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...
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 ;-)
Even though my entire collection is comprised of automatics, I find myself winding them every night😁
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 ...
Tough to say either/or
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...