how to wind a mechanical watch

How to Wind a Mechanical Watch? A Step-by-Step Guide by BEHRENS

Mechanical watches are known for their timeless elegance and exceptional craftsmanship. Powered by intricate movements, these watches require manual winding to keep them running smoothly. BEHRENS is an independent watch brand passionate about unique watchmaking, artistic dial designs and craftsmanship. In this guide we will walk you through how to wind a mechanical watch to ensure your watch stays in perfect condition.


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How to Wind a Mechanical Watch:

Winding a mechanical watch is a straightforward process, but it's essential to follow the steps carefully to avoid damaging the watch's movement and keep it working properly.

Step 1- Remove the Watch: 

To prevent accidental damage, remove the watch from your wrist before winding it.

Step 2- Locate the Crown: 

The crown is the small knob on the side of the watch that is used for winding and setting the time.

Step 3- Unwind the Crown:

If your watch has a screw-down crown, unscrew it gently before winding.

Step 4- Wind the Crown: 

To fully wind your watch, turn the crown clockwise for about30-40 times. Most BEHRENS watches, excluding the Perigee model, feature winding protection, so you won't encounter any resistance even if you wind the watch more than 40 times.

Step 5- Set the Time: 

After winding, pull the crown out to the time-setting position and adjust the hands.

Step 6- Push the Crown Back In: 

Once the time is set, push the crown back in (and screw it down if your watch has a screw-down crown).

steps to wind a mechanical watch

BEHRENS' Expertise in Branded Watch Creations

At BEHRENS, we take pride in our collection of branded watches, which combine excellent craftsmanship with innovative designs. Our mechanical watches are designed to last, offering precision and reliability in every piece. Explore our range of classic and dark watches on our landing page and product pages.


Tips for Winding Different Types of Mechanical Watches

Hand-Wound Watches: 

These watches require daily winding to maintain accurate timekeeping. Make winding part of your morning routine for best results.

Automatic Watches: 

Automatic watches use the motion of your wrist to wind the mainspring. If you don't wear the watch regularly, you may need to wind it manually to keep it running.


Care and Maintenance for Your Mechanical Watch

Regular Winding: 

Wind your watch regularly according to its power reserve (usually every 24-48 hours) to keep it running smoothly.

Avoid Over-Winding only for Perigee Model: 

Since all Behrens watches except Perigee Watch have the winding protection, you will not feel any resistance even if you wind the watch 40 or more times. Avoid over-winding if you have Perigee watch from Behrens, over-winding may damage the movement.

perigee watch

Store Properly: 

When not in use, store your watch in a dry, safe place away from magnets and extreme temperatures. 


Where to Find BEHRENS' Watches Online

Discover BEHRENS' watches online and find the perfect timepiece to match your style. Whether you're looking for a classic branded watch or a bold dark watch as the picture below, our online store offers a smooth shopping experience. Browse more on Behrens watches to learn more about our beautiful collections.


constell dark watch


Winding a mechanical watch is essential for maintaining its performance and longevity. With the right technique and care, you can ensure your timepiece continues to run smoothly for years. Whether you're an experienced watch collector or new to the world of mechanical watches, BEHRENS offers a range of luxury timepieces to suit your taste.

For more insights into how to wind a mechanical watch and other watchmaking topics, explore external sources like Leedon Watches that provide comprehensive resources and advice. Thank you for choosing BEHRENS for your watch journey. 

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