The Automatic Watch Beginner's Guide – How To Wind An Automatic Watch

The Automatic Watch Beginner's Guide – How To Wind An Automatic Watch

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If you’ve been wondering how to wind an automatic watch (or do you need to), how often you should do it, why it stops overnight or can you overwind an automatic watch, I’ll answer those questions in this video.

Beware: this is a video for beginners. It won’t tell you precisely how an automatic watch works or how to service it. This video is intended to answer the questions you might have about your first automatic watch.

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00:00 What is an automatic watch?
00:48 Automatic vs hand-winding
02:08 How to start an automatic watch?
03:55 Can you overwind an automatic watch?
04:50 Is it dangerous to fully wind an automatic watch?
05:03 How often should you wind an automatic watch?
05:47 Should you adjust the time in the morning?
06:12 Your watch stopped overnight
07:17 Is it bad to let an automatic watch stop?
07:43 Should you get a watch winder?
08:17 Is it bad to leave an automatic watch unwound?
09:14 Is an automatic watch more trouble?


  1. Thonia Friday on March 11, 2023 at 2:42 am

    Please I need help my partex automatic watch stops after 30 seconds of movement is it normal ?or it’s spoilt already?

  2. Evelyn C on March 11, 2023 at 2:44 am


  3. Debra Eller on March 11, 2023 at 2:45 am

    I have some battery watch but I would like to have a self wind up one can you do that for me please and I will give you my address if you need it

  4. jackpettingill on March 11, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Until I saw this I thought my battery was dead lol

  5. SubtleReed on March 11, 2023 at 2:47 am

    You don’t have to today 020223 if you buy a pro master citizen watch. Is titanium issue

  6. EnlightenedVision on March 11, 2023 at 2:47 am

    Great video!
    @TimedSquare i just bought an Ingersoll self-winding automatic watch. What is your view about Ingersoll watches? Im really satisfied with my ingersoll watch.

  7. DM P on March 11, 2023 at 2:49 am

    Always nice to see videos from a fellow Slav. Pozz!

  8. Raisul on March 11, 2023 at 2:50 am

    This guy is wearing 2 watches at the same time he know what he is taking about

  9. Jaime Gumagda on March 11, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Im having a problem on my Seiko 7s26 divers watch, it always stop even if i shake it, it moves but after 15 seconds it just stops, just so you know i shake it how showed in the video

  10. Truth on March 11, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Where can I buy a good but cheap automatic watches from another website than ebay?

  11. Paolo on March 11, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Thanks for this. My father gave me his Sandoz 70s watch, it has not been used for decades, I just wore it today and it worked.

  12. Thonia Friday on March 11, 2023 at 2:52 am

    Please I need help urgently how can I set my partex automatic wristwatch 🥲🙏🙏🙏

  13. _YT id on March 11, 2023 at 2:53 am

    How many times should i shake the watch tho

  14. Emilio Grasso on March 11, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Thank you 🙏for such easy explanations and details. So easy to follow and straight to the point. One stop shop for all your watch knowledge. 🙂

  15. Hmmodi on March 11, 2023 at 2:55 am

    ^Thank you

  16. five381 on March 11, 2023 at 2:57 am

    If you own a single everyday automatic watch, it can be worn while sleeping. That will keep it going day and night.

  17. Paulo J. on March 11, 2023 at 2:57 am

    Thank you

  18. Otis Spunkmeyer on March 11, 2023 at 2:58 am

    Ok maybe im dumb but i still dont understand why they make a windable automatic when you can just shake it before you put it on and wind it the rest of the way by wearing it. Somebody skool me please. Im new to the watch world so excuse me if i sound like a moron.

  19. partyheartyboy on March 11, 2023 at 3:00 am

    Hi. Awesome video for a new automatic watch owner. Great information! Thank you! 👍🏻

  20. MaNNeRz Laguna on March 11, 2023 at 3:02 am

    Why does the Seiko have the unlockable/lockable crown if it doesn’t wind manually?

  21. Suhas Subbaraya on March 11, 2023 at 3:03 am

    Wow this video was great and really informative, short and answered all necessary questions about an automatic watch. Thank you so much

  22. Gururaj BN on March 11, 2023 at 3:03 am

    I have a Rollex oyster perpetual date just. Steel case bezel strap. I got it for a very low price (equivalent of USD 145). I have compared with the model on the Rollex website. Everything seems right starting with the packing, the badge, the manual etc. But it stops several times in a day. It has never worked overnight. I have to shake it a little and adjust the time. I don’t know whether the watch is genuine or fake or refurbished one.

  23. jjabrony1973 on March 11, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Best way to wind your automatic is to let your Italian friend wear it it while he tells you a story

  24. oxouk on March 11, 2023 at 3:05 am

    Very informative video highlighting the most common questions for someone new to the watch game. Very helpful!

  25. Vince N. on March 11, 2023 at 3:05 am

    Too much work for automatic watches. Guess, not so automatic after all. I like battery and solar powered watches.

  26. samba moorthi on March 11, 2023 at 3:07 am

    End of the video. Its correct bro. Hatsoff. I am clear now. After watching this video. Thanks to create like this video. Most helpful for me

  27. Carl Bandy on March 11, 2023 at 3:08 am

    Super helpful.

  28. Cynthia Hickman on March 11, 2023 at 3:09 am

    Thank you great information

  29. Leewe on March 11, 2023 at 3:09 am

    French accent

  30. S6N 6F G6D on March 11, 2023 at 3:10 am

    Thank you Very much for this great video! i came from an automatic diver watch. to owning an automatic dress watch now. and i was wondering if its normal that it doesn’t need to screw in like i used to do on the dive watch. i feel so stupid. i just wonder if the button is pressed all the way in on my seiko dress watch if its tight enough to be fully waterproof or not.
    since i’m also able to wind it and rotate it. i don’t think its fully ceiled of from water. even tho it looks tight.

  31. Azura on March 11, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Hi, after I wind up my seiko SNK809 it actually began to run but a couple seconds later about 6-9 seconds it will stop again, what should I do?

  32. James Skyway6 on March 11, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Appreciate the video. Even tho it is now 4 yrs old. Today i got my first auto watch. (Jan 21 2023) A Tissot Seastar 1000 powermatic 80. I can see that spinning weight in the rear but thought to wind it the weight had to do full 360 turns. Thanks to you i know that just the back / forward movement is enough to wind it.

    Been thinking about getting a halfway decent watch for a while. I have an 10yr old + Wenger battery powered. Was ok but wanted something that looked nicer. Also have an Apple watch but got tired of it. Was looking at different brands and did not want to spend over 1k$ Canadian. Saw the Seastar on Tissot website and loved the look of it.

    Found one in a local mall store. Got a decent price on it in think. Got it for 849$ Canadian (plus tax) ~ 635$ USD + tax. (MSRP is 975$ Canadian)

  33. The Earths History Was Confusing on March 11, 2023 at 3:16 am

    Huge Thanks. I got a watch off my dad that’s automatic and I couldn’t work it out. It’s working now. Cheers

  34. Timothee Lrx on March 11, 2023 at 3:17 am

    the French accent

  35. Kieran Matheson on March 11, 2023 at 3:17 am

    Very helpful, thank you

  36. MrZACATECANO100 on March 11, 2023 at 3:18 am

    How long can a battery last on a watch? I have a few watches and don’t wear them for months or even yrs. And when I want to wear them I take them for a battery replacement. Maybe all They needed was a wind.😒

  37. ronch550 on March 11, 2023 at 3:20 am

    Despite the objective advantages of quartz watches over automatics, I just feel much better having an automatic on my wrist. It’s like it’s the right thing. The only thing I Don’t like about automatic watches is that they’re more fragile and maintenance costs quite a bit, depending on the brand and movement.

  38. Amourduly on March 11, 2023 at 3:21 am

    Really well explained, thx !

  39. Espaço Tempo on March 11, 2023 at 3:23 am

    Many thanks for the precise informations. Best wishes from Brazil.

  40. Snake on March 11, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Excellent video

  41. MarArms on March 11, 2023 at 3:25 am

    Very helpful. Thank you!

  42. Benedict De Spinoza on March 11, 2023 at 3:26 am

    Getting my first automatic watch tomorrow!

  43. Sam Foo on March 11, 2023 at 3:28 am

    What is the watch on the cover image? Great and informative video btw

  44. Rahul Sawant on March 11, 2023 at 3:29 am

    Hey I have Seiko 7S26 SNK361 WATCH, I wear it almost for 8-9 hours still it stops after 10-12 hours. As long as I know they are supposed to last 25-38 hours. What should I do? The watch I have is brand new.

  45. Patrick W on March 11, 2023 at 3:29 am

    Very educational

  46. Anand Mishra on March 11, 2023 at 3:30 am

    I bought one automatic watch but it’s stop working after every 10min.what should I do

  47. ignait og on March 11, 2023 at 3:38 am

    Guys idk about automatic watch my watch kinda lags behind i guess because of me not moving my wrist. What to do ?

  48. Anne Frank Vape Pen on March 11, 2023 at 3:39 am

    I went to hear from people who actually could design and build these things…..

  49. Timed Square on March 11, 2023 at 3:39 am

    🔴 WATCH NEXT – Top 10 SEIKO 5 Watches – The BEST Watches for Under $200 👉

    Here are more info for beginners:
    ** Typical power reserve ** Most modern automatic watches will provide at least 38 hours of power reserve when fully wound. You can take off your watch on Saturday night and it should be still running on Monday morning. If you need more than this typical entry-level power reserve without breaking the bank to much, go for a Powermatic 80 movement (80 hours of power reserve) that you can find at Hamilton (with their H line of movement), Tissot or Certina.
    ** Your watch is slow or fast ** If your automatic watch is slow or fast (up to 30 seconds per day), this is perfectly normal. Mechanical movement are not as precise as quartz ones. If you can’t live with the lack of accuracy, you should take it to your local watch maker and ask him to regulate it for you. It might become as precise as -/+ 5 seconds a day if you’re lucky. More luxurious pieces have better movement that are regulated to more positions, and can achieve better accuracy out of the box.

    Enjoy your first automatic watch!

  50. Jhon bovy on March 11, 2023 at 3:39 am

    Thank you

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