How can I keep my watch running?
July 21, 2006 8:01 AM Subscribe
Are there any tricks that'll keep my self-winding watch from running down?
posted by COBRA! to Technology (17 answers total)
I was given an allegedly Soviet (it's certainly Russian, anyway) self-winding watch-- not sure if that's the right terminology, but it winds itself when I move my arm, etc. . I love the way it looks, but the self-winding mechanism seems like a big pain... specifically, if I don't wear it every day, it just dies. I've tried things like shaking it around for a while when I take it off, but that's usually only enough to get it to the next morning; if I wear a different watch the next day, it still runs down.
Is there anything else I could do to keep it on-time without wearing it every day? Is this just a limitation of this type of watch? Are non-Russian/Soviet self-winding watches like this, too, or am I just being screwed by Eastern Bloc technology?