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Do you prefer manual (hand wind) movement watch than automatic watch?

Yes
9 (24.3%)
No
8 (21.6%)
No, I like both , no particular.
20 (54.1%)

Total Members Voted: 37

Voting closed: February 26, 2019, 10:15:05 AM

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Offline Cocas

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Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« on: August 10, 2018, 11:15:05 AM »
I was drawn to handwind movement watch lately.

I have 11 of them now and believe their number will keep growing.

What do mwf shifu think about manual movement watch?

Thanks! :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: August 10, 2018, 11:25:26 AM by Cocas »

Offline dexson

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 11:18:21 AM »
Dear Cocas,

I do not have vast experience of owning many watches like you but im just chipping in some of my 2cents  ;)

I have to say that I'm a great fan of manual winding watch due to the following reasons :

1) For watches without Power Reserve indicator - I have full control and knowledge on how much PR left since last wound.
2) I love the great personal interaction with the watch (even for watches with 72H PR, i wind it everyday)
3) Winding the watch will not be as harmful as winding an automatic watch due to the teeth of gears being larger & more durable.
4) Keeping the best for last - Manual wind watches with display caseback is gorgeous! No obstruction in admiring the whole movement !

Do you agree ?

Best regards

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 11:54:37 AM »
Thanks @dexson shifu input. I couldn't agree more  :thumbsup:. .

I have few handwind watches and they are more shock resistant than automatic watches.
Even the watchsminth prefer to service handwind than automatic.

Handwind watch is thinner than automatic watch and make them most suitable to wear with official attire for ball or formal function.




Dear Cocas,

I do not have vast experience of owning many watches like you but im just chipping in some of my 2cents  ;)

I have to say that I'm a great fan of manual winding watch due to the following reasons :

1) For watches without Power Reserve indicator - I have full control and knowledge on how much PR left since last wound.
2) I love the great personal interaction with the watch (even for watches with 72H PR, i wind it everyday)
3) Winding the watch will not be as harmful as winding an automatic watch due to the teeth of gears being larger & more durable.
4) Keeping the best for last - Manual wind watches with display caseback is gorgeous! No obstruction in admiring the whole movement !

Do you agree ?

Best regards

Offline haziqdzafer

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 03:24:27 PM »
thanks guys for the input.
just want to ask, if entry level automatic watch (SKX and SNK models).
what would be your preferences for entry level manual wind watches?

i know that orient bambino is great deal for entry level, planning to get my first manual wind by end of this year  ;D

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018, 07:44:04 AM »
hi Haziq,

There are many entry level manual wind watches available but it is quite difficult to get in Malaysia (at least for me).

You can try few brands online like Steinhart (2-4k, & if you dont mind homage brand), Stowa, Wilkwatches, Gruppo gamma..

Usually it will be modified versions of unitas 6497 but it is a damn robust movement. Even premium brands like Panerai used to equip them.

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Offline Cocas

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2018, 09:08:11 AM »
Steinhart manual wind " Nav B-Uhr 47 Handaufzug Black "

Its price is cheaper or the same as Orient manual wind watch.

Offline ethan89

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2018, 09:48:59 AM »
Would like to have one manual hand winding watch, best with power reserve indicator so I won't over-wound it.

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2018, 01:53:59 PM »
hi Haziq,

There are many entry level manual wind watches available but it is quite difficult to get in Malaysia (at least for me).

You can try few brands online like Steinhart (2-4k, & if you dont mind homage brand), Stowa, Wilkwatches, Gruppo gamma..

Usually it will be modified versions of unitas 6497 but it is a damn robust movement. Even premium brands like Panerai used to equip them.

thanks!!! i will do some homeowork tonight on the suggestion, i have pretty small wrist. 38-39mm is my sweet spot.
i've heard and saw Stowa, others i prefer to try to see them in front my eyes  first ;D

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2018, 01:58:34 PM »
this,

https://monochrome-watches.com/hamilton-khaki-field-mechanical-38mm-value-proposition-price/

i've been eyeing this watch for quite some time :)
its within my sweet spot watch size too, and i've drop by their AD in Aman Sentral last month - i've made my mind to own this watch first before any other watch.
idk, there's something about the design i guess.
currently i'm wearing SNK809 but change the straps to looks like hamilton   :D

anyways, the aman sentral watch shop at ground floor offer 30% to hamilton and ORIS - not sure until when tho

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2018, 02:01:42 PM »
Steinhart manual wind " Nav B-Uhr 47 Handaufzug Black "

Its price is cheaper or the same as Orient manual wind watch.

it has the IWC pilot style. i like that simple yet works design.
too bad its out of my skinny wrist size. nvmnd, i still appreciate your recommendation and looking for other models they had if caught my interest.

thanks guys for the recommendation, didnt expect anyone will reply  ;D

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2018, 02:54:48 PM »
More interaction and engagement with the watch.

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2018, 12:51:52 PM »
one of reasons to stop me from buying moonwatch is because of manual winding movement.

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2018, 06:47:19 PM »
If the winding is smooth, owning a manual winding watch is a wonderful experience.

Get one with decent power reserve. Trust me, you will look forward to wind it everyday in the morning before going to work.

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2018, 08:54:43 AM »
I guess the disadvantage of manual winding watch is you need to remember when you last wound it. Had a PAM111 with me, always forgot when i last wound and it stopa on my wrist sometimes.

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2018, 03:08:41 PM »
quite ma farn to wind everyday lol. i'd rather a automatic watch

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2018, 06:35:35 PM »
Already owned few units automatic movement.....Gonna get a manual wound PAM soon....Hehe....

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2018, 12:23:54 AM »
I love to own one manual winding (which haven't) the holy grail is grand seiko SBGW series i dream everyday.

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2018, 12:27:28 PM »
Yes....more durable and can play sports with it too :)

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2018, 12:35:54 PM »
I'd split my answer as follows:
My vote is automatic watch for any timepiece with a date / day / calendar complication.
I will vote a manual watch for everything else so that you get to enjoy mostly thinner timepieces and the pure romanticism of mechanical watches.

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2018, 07:14:02 AM »
quite ma farn to wind everyday lol. i'd rather a automatic watch

If you want to go for manual winding, go for the one that can last you longer, i.e the Panerai 8 days. You would only need to wind it once a week...

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2018, 06:57:19 AM »
i heard that manual movement watch cant over wind it or u will broke it

i guess this is the only down side of manual watch?

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2018, 10:41:52 PM »
i heard that manual movement watch cant over wind it or u will broke it

i guess this is the only down side of manual watch?

Factually untrue about manual watches. I own two manual watches from 2 different and reputable brands, and for both once you reach the limit of the winding, you can't wind any further (it is an inbuilt protection against over-winding).

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2018, 04:16:06 PM »
i heard that manual movement watch cant over wind it or u will broke it

i guess this is the only down side of manual watch?

Factually untrue about manual watches. I own two manual watches from 2 different and reputable brands, and for both once you reach the limit of the winding, you can't wind any further (it is an inbuilt protection against over-winding).

Hmm true also, there's alot type where offers hacking winding, where it actually 'charges' the watch as we wear it, so technically it will not be over charged hahahaha

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Re: Do you like manual (hand wind) movement watch?
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2018, 07:46:47 PM »
i heard that manual movement watch cant over wind it or u will broke it

i guess this is the only down side of manual watch?

Downside? Are you kidding me?

Every mechanical system ( a watch is a mechanical system ) has a limit. If you ever wound one, there is an obvious stop that tells you that you are at 100%. Unless your fingers are numb and you can't feel anything, you should stop there.  If you take a plier at that point and force your way through, yes you will break it.

So by the same logic, all watches have a downside. You can't drop it from a table onto a hard tiled floor. Cause you will break it. Oh my, I guess that is the only downside to having a watch.