What is the correct setting for my watch?

All automatic watches have different TPD requirements but on average most automatic watches need a minimum of 650-1200 TPD. All of our watch winders are set to accommodate this minimum requirement.

To find the right setting for your watch we recommend the following procedure:

1) Manually wind the watch by turning the crown 20-30 times. The watch winder will not wind a completely dead watch.

2) Set the winder to the lowest TPD setting and bi-directional rotation. Place the watch in the winder and make sure it is seated properly and securely in the holder.

3) Turn the winder on and periodically check to make sure the time is correct. Most automatics have a maximum of 40 hours of power reserve when fully wound so if the time is correct after 2 full days, this is the proper setting for your watch.

4) If the time is incorrect, please set it to the next highest TPD setting and try again.

5) If the time is incorrect, please set it to clockwise only and try again.

6) If the time is incorrect, please set it to counter-clockwise only and try again.

7) If the watch works while it is being worn but does not work in the winder, it may need to be serviced. When a watch is worn, the movements it experiences are not as smooth as in a watch winder, so while a watch may work when it is worn it may not work when in the winder. Watch winders move very smoothly so if the lubrication inside the watch has congealed from not being in use, the watch may need to be serviced.

8) If you still have problems or issues please feel free to contact us.


Below is a list of popular watch brands and the common settings for most of their watches. Specific models from some brands may have exceptions and may not work on the setting listed below. If this is the case please contact us and we will try to determine the correct setting for your particular model.

BD=Bi-Directional, CW=Clockwise, CCW=Counter Clockwise
Watch CompanyRotation DirectionTurns Per Day
BallBD650-800
Baume & MercierBD or CW or CCW650-800
Bell & RossBD or CW650-800
BlancpainCW or CCW800 or higher
BreitlingBD or CW650-800
Carl BuchererBD650-800
CartierBD or CW650-800
ChanelBD650-800
ChopardBD or CW800 or higher
ConcordBD or CW650-800
CorumBD or CW650-800
HamiltonBD or CW800 or higher
HublotBD or CW800 or higher
InvictaBD or CW800 or higher
IWCBD or CW800 or higher
Jaeger LeCoultreBD or CCW650-800
LonginesBD or CW650-800
Louis VuittonBD650-800
LuminoxBD or CW650-800
MontblancBD or CW800 or higher
OmegaBD or CW650-800
OrisBD or CW650-800
PaneraiBD or CW800 or higher
Patek PhilippeCCW800 or higher
RolexBD650-800
Tag HeuerBD or CW800 or higher
TissotBD or CW650-800
TutimaBD or CW800 or higher
Ulysse NardinBD or CW800 or higher
Vacheron ConstantinBD or CW or CCW650-1000
XemexBD or CW650-800
ZenithBD650-800
ZenoBD or CW650-800
BD=Bi-Directional, CW=Clockwise, CCW=Counter Clockwise