Often people are embarrassed to ask how
to wind their watch. They shouldn’t be there are many things in life that one
could be embarrassed about asking but winding your watch is not one of them The first step is to take it off your wrist the next step for a classic watch like this Portugieser Automatic you would really just go straight in at the crown and
start winding 20 to 30 times in a clockwise fashion.
For a sports watch it’s slightly different they are equipped with screw down crowns to
ensure water resistance so you would start by screwing down on the crown in an anti-clockwise fashion three or four times until the crown pops out and then
at that point you would then start winding 20 to 30 times in a clockwise
fashion one of the biggest mistakes you can make while trying to wind your watch is winding up while you’re walking winding it while you’re on your commute ultimately you need a soft surface underneath and that’s to protect the
watch should the worst happen one of the main things you should avoid doing when trying to wind your watch is winding it while it’s on your wrist and the reason
for this is that there’s a lot of unnecessary strain on the stem of the
watch which then can damage the mechanism do not worry you cannot over wind your watch.
That is something that people fear and I understand it but
there’s actually a clutch within the mechanism that prevents this from
happening it’s one of the most enjoyable processes.
It builds that connection between you and your watch