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    Longest your mechanical watch ran non stop?

    My 1969 Seiko. Put it on the watch winder in 2009 and left it on until I gave it away to my close friend in late 2014, So had it running constantly for nearly 5 years. What have you got thats been running non stop for some time?


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    4 years, non stop:

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    3 years, 24h/day:

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    keep this one run for 2 years... even though i don't have any winder.. if i'm honest it might stop for a couple of time because i was out of town, but beside that it is running since i got it in 2013.
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    Probably only 8 days and that's it.

    This IWC and/or this Panerai:

    IWC Big Pilot 05 by Bidle Lt, on Flickr


    Panerai 317K Black Knight 04 by Bidle Lt, on Flickr

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    Since early July 2011

    P1015080 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

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    My Speedmaster has run nearly continuously since getting it in 2000. I wind it every day even if I'm not wearing it. It's a bonding exercise.

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    Longest your mechanical watch ran non stop?

    Quote Originally Posted by -JP View Post
    My 1969 Seiko. Put it on the watch winder in 2009 and left it on until I gave it away to my close friend in late 2014, So had it running constantly for nearly 5 years.
    Any estimates for your leccy bill to keep it running, -JP ? :-)


    Quote Originally Posted by rfortson View Post
    My Speedmaster has run nearly continuously since getting it in 2000. I wind it every day even if I'm not wearing it. It's a bonding exercise.
    Strike one for hand-winding, rfortson! That daily connection can't be beat, imo
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    Probably this one:
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    I bought it new in 1977, and wore it continuously until about 1984 when I bought my Casio DW-1000, and a Casio C-80. So about seven years, give-or-take a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post



    Strike one for hand-winding, rfortson! That daily connection can't be beat, imo
    Unless you have a Lange 31 (1 month PR) and only wind it 12 times a year
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    I have no idea !
    I wore my SMP pretty much every day for about 4 years before I bought my Aerospace; but there were some/several weekends when I didn't wear it at all (due to DIY & garage type work) and I know I had to wind it on the subsequent Monday mornings. I'd think a few months at most.
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