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Designed in such a way that manual winding is unnecessary. Used of clocks and watches.


(Horology) (of a wrist watch) having a mechanism, activated by the movements of the wearer, in which a rotating or oscillating weight rewinds the mainspring


(of a timepiece) wound by a mechanism, as an electric motor or a system of weighted levers.
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Adj.1.self-winding - designed so that manual winding is unnecessary; "a self-winding watch"
automatic - operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"


[ˌsɛlfˈwaɪndɪŋ] adja carica automatica
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The self-winding Caliber 69380 has a classical column-wheel design and displays elapsed hours and minutes on subdials at 9 and 12 o'clock, the day and date at 3 o'clock and has a power reserve of 46 hours.
Eberhard & Co are paying homage to legendary Italian racer Tazio Giorgio Nuvolari, nicknamed The Flying Mantuan for his speed and skills, with the launch of a new mechanical, self-winding, waterproof chronograph watch.
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The RJ-2040 self-winding chronograph movement displays a 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock, a 12-hour counter with a date aperture at 6 o'clock, and a small seconds counter at 3 o'clock.
With a movement of 2.89 mm in thickness and a case of 6.3 mm in height, Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak Self-winding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin has become the world's thinnest automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch, marking the Swiss brand's latest technological milestone.
3RD MARCH Jack Heuer announces the results of 'Project 99' - a secretive joint effort with Breitling and America's Hamilton to develop their own self-winding chronograph.
A 100-watch limited special edition of the proven self-winding calibre with the zero-reset mechanism was available with a case in honey gold.
Exhibit A: The 2018 Laureato Summer Edition, whose five models--available in 38 mm or 34 mm versions, powered by a mechanical self-winding or quartz movement--come in a vibrant color palette that's anything but staid.
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The completely self-sufficient clock required no interference--the first self-winding clock.
Introduced in 1969, it housed the brand's first-ever self-winding chronograph -- the Calibre 11.
A distinctive six-sided bezel, self-winding manufacture movements, bracelets/straps interchangeability: All the key elements composing the visual signature and the horological qualities of the Overseas collection are reprised in this fresh interpretation.