from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Designed in such a way that manual winding is unnecessary. Used of clocks and watches.
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- adj. Generally applied to a wristwatch that does not need to be wound but rather gathers energy from being moved while worn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. designed so that manual winding is unnecessary
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Right now, I am wearing my dad's old Benrus self-winding he wore in the '50's.
The relaunched watch is close to the original, but has been upgraded with the latest technology, including Breitling's Caliber 01 in-house self-winding movement, and a sapphire case at the back and front, and is water-resistant to 100 meters.
A visitor to the Clockmakers 'Museum in the Guildhall Library in the City of London could be forgiven for fixating on the oldest surviving self-winding watch, formerly carried by Czar Nicholas I, or for lingering over the plans and prototypes for the chronometers used to navigate the seas in the 18th century.
For the L.U.C XP Tonneau, the movement is the ultra-slim, self-winding and chronometer-certified L.U.C. Calibre 3.97, which is visible through the watch's sapphire glass case back.
That can slow me down to the point where a motion sensitive, self-winding watch won't even wind.
The massive Instrumento Grande Chrono is made from a chunk of 18k pink gold, it is water-resistant to 30 meters, and its self-winding mechanical movement provides 42 hours of reserve power.
AUTOMATIC WINDING a.k.a. "self-winding": the movement of the wearer's wrist winds the watch.
The movement is thicker as it is self-winding, but is still sleek at 2. 45mm.
Everyone has their own definition of what constitutes a "slim watch," but a rough rule of thumb is less than 2mm thick for a manual-winding movement, and less than 2. 5mm thick for a self-winding movement, with an overall case height of 6mm or less.
This watch is only 5. 25mm thick — very slight for a self-winding watch.
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