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I'm a complete noob when it comes to mechanical watches. Being born in the late 60s, my beautiful new B16 is the first non-quartz watch I've ever owned. I've been wondering how often I should plan to check and adjust the time. I assume that for the first few days I'll be checking it quite often to see just how accurate it is. After that, I was wondering what you experienced pros do. Every few days? Once a week? Monthly? Daily? :confused1:

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I'm thinking I'll try once a week. That'll keep it pretty close. So far it's been about -4 seconds per day.
 

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Every time I put it on! Can't stand a watch that doesn't have the right time on it. What's the point of that?
 

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Depends on the watch as my B17 needs doing every 4-5 days as loses around 15 sec a day, however my SC B1 has been spot on ...... I do wind it every day so check.
 

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I was under the impression that it was a bad idea to hand wind an automatic watch every day. I don't remember where I read that.
 

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I was under the impression that it was a bad idea to hand wind an automatic watch every day. I don't remember where I read that.
Total myth..
 

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Can't stand watches that are running behind (I am OK if they gain a little).

If the watch is 1/2 min behind, my Mr.. OCD tells me to adjust it. He is a little more tolerant if the watch is gaining (1min before re-set) ...


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If the mechanical watch runs slow I set it one minute ahead and wait for it to catch up; if the watch runs fast (which I prefer) I stop the watch until the second hand matches the current time.

Most of the time this averages about once a week.
 
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