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    BR 01 92 Vintage

    First post, many questions....There wasn't much info, or I should say, I do not know a lot about watches, so I am a little confused as to how to keep my new baby from running. I was under the impression that whether I wore the watch, or not, I had to wind it daily. I have an Ebel automatic, that I keep on a watch winder. Would it help to do the same with my BR? Does it hurt the watch to continually start and stop? Again, there is a single sentence in the owners manual regarding this and it's a little vague for someone who knows nothing about watches. Thanks for any help!

    HAWK

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK View Post
    First post, many questions....There wasn't much info, or I should say, I do not know a lot about watches, so I am a little confused as to how to keep my new baby from running. I was under the impression that whether I wore the watch, or not, I had to wind it daily. I have an Ebel automatic, that I keep on a watch winder. Would it help to do the same with my BR? Does it hurt the watch to continually start and stop? Again, there is a single sentence in the owners manual regarding this and it's a little vague for someone who knows nothing about watches. Thanks for any help!

    HAWK
    Welcome. I've never bothered with watch winders. There are two schools of thought: One is that a watch winder is good because it prevents frequent manipulation of the crown by the user and it keeps the watch conveniently set during shelf time for the next wear. The other side is that the winder puts additional working hours on the movement, thus being mechanical the parts will wear out faster. Whatever side of that you end up on is up to you, for me I don't use winders on any of my watches.

    For the BR if you are wearing it daily there should be no need to wind it. If you shelf it and don't use a winder, after the power reserve runs out you will find it stopped and need to wind it. Most of the time my watches are stopped when I pull them off the shelf for some wrist time. I never have stripped a crown but I always counter-turn so I can feel when the threads line up, then I change directions and tighten, not too tight only until it snugly stops. So many people crank hard on their crowns when tightening, don't do that, once it stops turning it's tight enough, don't try to line the ampersand up any particular way, etc, just stop tightening when it is snug. Also, I usually just do 40 turns when winding, most are probably half turns.
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    Thanks man. I had no idea this was an automatic winding watch!

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    welcome to this place,
    look forward to welcoming you to the BROG : pics please asap.
    nothing to add...40 turns...
    agree with J_Dubbs

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    Welcome aBoArd Hawk!
    Congratulations for your purchase.
    J exactly answered I think...
    Don't like winders cause it's one of my pleasures to wind my watches manually.
    Feel free to post up some pics of your Bell!!

    BR126 Sport Héritage GMT & Flyback
    WW2 Regulateur Officer
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    BR01-92 Ltd Airborne II
    BR01-92 Ltd Burning Skull
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronofred View Post
    Welcome aBoArd Hawk!
    Congratulations for your purchase.
    J exactly answered I think...
    Don't like winders cause it's one of my pleasures to wind my watches manually.
    Feel free to post up some pics of your Bell!!

    Yes, totally agree about winding the watch being a favorite thing to do. Something about taking one off the shelf and winding it is just fun. My PAM112 is manual wind and when it was my only watch winding it everyday was my favorite morning routine...
    BRs Golden Heritage Automatic (for her)
    BR01-96 Grande Date
    BR03-92 Military Type (green ceramic)
    Space 1
    AIRSPEED

    IG: @jazzypantsyeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronofred View Post
    Don't like winders cause it's one of my pleasures to wind my watches manually.
    well say Fred !
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