Watch winder directon

I've just got my first real watch, a VC Traditionelle 38 mm with the Calibre 2455 (Santa was good to me this year) and I want to wear it in the weekends when suitable. Of course it will stop between every time I use it, so I have bought this winder som I don't have to adjust and restart it every week. My question is: should I set the winder on clockwise, counterclockwise or both ways?


Re: Watch winder directon
02/13/2016 - 21:18
Oops, 2455 is missing from their list
02/13/2016 - 21:29

The VC website is silent on this caliber, even the section How and When to Wind Your Watch recommends using a watch winder for autos not regularly worn, but not the direction.  One owner (WatchBug) posted way back in 2008 that it winds clockwise.  Click here to read his very extensive post.

Is the list correct for the VC OS 42040?
02/13/2016 - 23:40

I went to the list looking for my watch (VC OS 42040) and using cal. 1311, it suggests CCW wind. However, the booklet that came with my watch, said to wind it "to and fro"--which I did. I think that means to turn CCW-CW.

Also, just to double check, I went searching for the cal. for my watch and could not find it. I did not see it with the paperwork in the watch's box either. Where can I find the cal. for my VC OS 42040?

Still learning and asking too many questions...


That's fine, but I hope you plan
02/14/2016 - 05:58

to stay around for awhile, so you need not address everything at once.  I like that phrase; to and fro, but I believe it means for you to turn the crown forward and backward while manual winding, without letting go.  It winds in the "to" and freewheels in the "fro".

You won't find the caliber mentioned on the Certificate of Origin or the Chronometer Certificate, only serial numbers.  It should be the 1310.  Time for bed...

Re: Oops, 2455 is missing from their list
02/14/2016 - 09:11

That was great pictures, just the same piece as mine, only I went for the white gold. I think this design will last almost forever.

Re: Watch winder directon
02/14/2016 - 09:25

And here is a picture. Very proud of it. Looks a little dirty on the close-up picture, so I will have to work on that to day :-) Watch winder directon

Re: Watch winder directon
02/14/2016 - 12:54


My VC OS likes counter clockwise; my Sinn EZM10 doesn't care which way it goes; my Hamilton Jazzmaster - with 'whom' I have issues - doesn't 'seem' to care but prefers clockwise. 

So I put it on a setting that uses both directions...can't hurt.


Hi Thore, I don't know the answer to your question
02/16/2016 - 01:29

Even though I had the exact same watch for awhile.  It's a great watch and I'm sure you will enjoy it!

I do not use a watch winder because I like my watches to rest when not in use.  i believe it gives them the opportunity to rest and reduces unnecessary wear/tear on them when not in use.  The 3/5 year service interval that most watch companies recommend is based on continual use of that watch over the years.  So I can prolong service intervals by not having it operate when its not on my wrist.  Though I do wind up every watch once a month in order to get the lubricants/oils spread around properly.

The only watch I would use a winder for would be for a difficult to set perpetual calendar.

Welcome to THL!

Best Regards, Dan

Re: Watch winder directon
02/16/2016 - 05:38

Did a trial and error with my winder for my Overseas.

1st week clockwise - lost power

2nd week clockwise/counter clockwise - lost power

3rd week counter clockwise - OK


My suggestion is to start with counter clockwise and see how it goes.