Set Up information
If you do not have access to your watch’s user guide for whatever reason or if you would just like to experiment, here are some more detailed tips that will help you set up your timepiece with your new automatic watch winder:
1. Because your winder will not wind a watch that has totally stopped, begin by manually winding your watch by turning the crown 20 to 30 times.
2. Carefully place your watch in the winder, making sure that it is fully seated in the holder. Then adjust TPD to its lowest setting and select bi-directional rotation mode.
3. Turn the winder on. Over the next 48 hours or so, periodically check to see if the watch is still keeping accurate time. In general, automatics have approximately 40 hours of reserve from the time they have been wound. If the time is still correct after two days, this is the right setting for you and you don’t need to do any more experimenting.
4. However, if the time is wrong, increase to the next TPD setting and repeat the above process.
5. If the time is correct after two days, you have found the right setting.
6. If the time is wrong, set the winder to rotate clockwise only and repeat the procedure.
7. If the time is still correct after two days, this is your proper setting.
8. If the time is incorrect, set it to rotate counter clockwise only and repeat the procedure.
As you can see, the initial procedure of synchronizing your automatic watch with your winder can be a bit tedious. It involves a certain amount of trial and error. However, once you get to know what your timepiece requires and how your winder can provide it with the full winding it needs, you will never have to guess again. If you begin to see that your watch runs better when it is on your wrist than it does on your winder, first make sure your TPD and directional settings have not been accidentally changed. If they are where they need to be, you might need to take your watch in for servicing. This is because the lubricants in a watch that does not work in its winder might be starting to congeal. Taking your watch to a reputable jeweler and potentially sending it back to the manufacturer are recommended in this case.
In general, however, your automatic watch is designed to furnish you with many years of faithful and accurate service. Using your automatic winder to ensure that your timepiece remains in operation at all times can help to maintain this performance. We’re sure you will enjoy the elegance and functionality of your automatic watch winder for a very long time.