Watch Winding Parameters

How to determine the your watch winding mode?

A case for the automatic watch winding is needed to keep the watch in proper working order. Automatic watches must be continuously in operation for many reasons that you may learn about by reading articles and watching video clips that are available on the pages of our site.
A watch winder allows the adjustment of both motor rotation direction and the number of turns per day (TPD).

The winder will wind up the watch correctly, if the user is aware of the watch winding modes, i.e. which is the correct direction for the automatic winding of the watch mechanism and how many turns are needed to achieve this. Watch manufacturers use various movements (calibers). Aiming to help our clients we put together these tables. To use them one must know the name of manufacturer and the model of the watch. Using this information, it is easy to determine winding rules.

The only difficulty may be in determining the caliber of the model. There are three ways of getting to know it:
1. Caliber name is quite often written at the back lid of the product. Usually it is a number.
2. Caliber may be shown (rarely) at the bottom of the clock face.
3. You may also ask advice with the watch seller.
Please use the table below in order to learn about the winding modes for your watch or watches.

If you could not get any information, you may determine the winding mode on a trial basis. You should select the combined winding mode (CW+CCW) and the minimal number of turns per day (TPD). Then place your watch into the winder and check after a few days how accurate your watch shows the time. If it runs behind, it is necessary to increase the number of TPD by one step.