Manual Winding Appreciation

Just wanted to take a moment to appreciate the beautiful manual winding movements of the Habring2 and Omega, something so pure about not having the winding rotor in the way.

For me a manual wind watch is much like a heritage boot with all eyelets. The time it takes me to lace the boot up reminds me of the quality and heritage that I鈥檓 putting on,and all of the quality things that I appreciate that piece of clothing for. Same thing for the ritual of the manual watch as I鈥檓 winding and setting I feel the quality of the time piece and connect to the history and heritage. It forces you to take a moment to appreciate the dial and read the time.

Some days I just need a tool like a running shoe to slip on without lacing or a g shock to bang around and don鈥檛 have the time to set anything cuz I鈥檓 running out the door. For me as much as a square G is a style icon it is more so a tool for accurate time keeping but it鈥檚 completely soul less when I compare it to a piece of high Horology.

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These are beautiful!

Both are great! I prefer the Habring!

I have two manual ones. A Nomos Club Campus and a JLC Reverso 976

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I don't have one, but I've had my eyes on this Aevig for a while now:

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And the front:

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I've spent a bunch of hours looking for a hand wound with a date that didn't cost as much as an Oris. Has something that looked so much like nothing ever looked so good? Oris:

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I'm not buying anymore watches. I swear. But I will buy one more if it's a hand wound.

I'm scared to wind my nicer manual winds very much. Just enough turns to get them started. Not sure if they let you know to stop

Great post. And completely agree. And good analogy. Both of those are great habring for me because it鈥檚 hand made

Beautiful 馃馃徎 works of horological art 馃憣馃徎

KlausKinskisIllegitimateSon

I'm scared to wind my nicer manual winds very much. Just enough turns to get them started. Not sure if they let you know to stop

Yea they let you know when to stop. The omega has a 72 hour reserve I can get about 20 鈥渨inds鈥 without even getting close to maxing it out

Daddypig

Great post. And completely agree. And good analogy. Both of those are great habring for me because it鈥檚 hand made

Agreed!

philip_mspt

I have two manual ones. A Nomos Club Campus and a JLC Reverso 976

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LoveJLC in general, never tried a reverso but I鈥檇 love to one day