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In most cases, this database presents information provided to us by the watch manufacturer.  However, some watch manufacturers, despite repeated requests, have not volunteered winding requirements for their watches. Amazingly, some have even told us that they didn't know.  In such cases, we have relied on reports from individual watch owners, watch dealers, and additional sources.**  If you wish, you can contact the watch manufacturer directly.  Click here for manufacturers websites.  

Orbita cannot guarantee that this database is perfect as we cannot test every watch.  We are only as good as the information that we receive directly from manufacturers or their distributors, from our customers, or through our research.  If you cannot find a listing, we suggest that you try the following method to determine your watch winding settings:

  1. Place your fully wound automatic watch on your winder (wind by hand).
     

  2. Set your winder to bi-directional winding at 950 TPD.  (For instructions, click here and then select your particular winder)
        If this setting doesn't keep your watch wound, go to step 3. 
        If this setting keeps your watch wound, decrease TPD to the lowest setting that still keeps your watch wound.
     

  3. Set your winder to clockwise winding at 950 TPD. (For instructions, click here and then select your particular winder)
        If this setting doesn't keep your watch wound, go to step 4.
        If this setting keeps your watch wound, decrease TPD to the lowest setting that still keeps your watch wound.
     

  4. Set your winder to counter-clockwise (anti-clockwise) winding at 950 TPD.  (For instructions, click here and then select your particular winder)
        If this setting doesn't keep your watch wound, please contact the manufacturer or call us at 910-256-5300.
        If this setting keeps your watch wound, decrease TPD to the lowest setting that still keeps your watch wound.

Please note:  Most watches that wind bi-directionally will be able to wind at all rotational settings:  Both, CW, CCW.  Watches that wind uni-directionally will only be able to wind in one direction, either CW or CCW.

We would appreciate you passing along any information you obtain so that we can keep this database updated.  Please send an e-mail  to info@orbita.com We hope you will find this database useful.

Click on the first initial of the watch brand for which you are seeking information.   Watches are listed by first letter of brand name, for example George J. Von Burg is listed under G,  Audemars Piguet is listed under A, etc.

This database may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from Orbita Corporation.

** Additional Sources:
         
"hr: Luxury Magazine"
         
"Hans Mennink"
         
"International Wristwatch Magazine"
         
"TimeZone Industry News" from timezone.com
         
"Watch Time: The Magazine of Fine Watches"
          "
Wristwatch Annual 2000 - 2009"
         
"www.RoyalOakClub.com"
          "
www.watchuseek.com"

Updated:  November 11, 2011

 

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Paa-Pas    Pat-Pz   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

 

 

 

 

 

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