I love hand-wound movement, it gives me something to do every morning, may I ask how many forum members like hand-wound watches?
Though automatic is very convenient and no need to wind as long as one is wearing it, and quartz is even so, just need to change the battery once in a while, I still in love in winding watches.
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My favourites as well
The connection they create is something beyond automatic movements’ reach. All the best, Alex
I'm a fan, except
getting old and stiff in the fingers sometimes winding a watch such as my 100-hours BlancpaiN can get a bit irksome. Or those darn Silbersteins with triangular crowns! Anyway, winding by hand helps you contemplate the mystery of the watchmaker's design an...
I love manual watches
Especially when it has a "normal" power reserve of about ~40 hours so I can wind it everyday!
And this explains why
the best watchmakers in the world Dufour, Smith, Voutilainen, Rexhepi, Lang & Heyne make all their watches manual winding! I too am partial to a manual winding watch because the satisfaction of turning a smooth crown daily has few equals.
I enjoy winding a watch. I like the connection it creates between me and the timepiece. I am Ok with my automatics, but definitely enjoy the ritual of winding a fine watch.