When you invest in an expensive Rolex Datejust watch, there are some functions you will need to know how to perform regularly. One of those is how to wind a Rolex Datejust watch.
Rolex watches have a self-winding automatic movement.
Can you manually wind a Rolex Datejust?
A Rolex Datejust can be manually wound. You should plan to wear it daily for optimal performance because the motion of the wrist drives the Rolex Datejust automatic movement.
Having an automatic self winding movement does not mean that a Rolex Datejust should not also be manually wound from time to time.
Where to wind a Rolex Datejust watch
Winding a Rolex Datejust requires the crown to be open and pulled out. It this situation, your Rolex Datejust will be less resistant to condensation and moisture.
Therefore, you should not wind your Rolex Datejust watch in a steaming shower room or a room with a high level of humidity.
Don't wind a Rolex Datejust on your wrist
To wind your Rolex Datejust, take it off your wrist first because winding a Rolex Datejust when it is on will put pressure on the internal movement if you bend the crown stem.
Unscrew the Rolex Datejust's crown
The crown needs to be unscrewed from the side of the case before you can wind the Rolex Datejust.
Once it's free from the threads, pull out the crown to the winding position.
Which way to wind a Rolex Datejust
Rolex Datejust winding direction is clockwise. Rotate the Rolex Datejust's crown clockwise about 40 turns to wind up the watch mainspring.
Is it bad to wind a Rolex Datejust backwards?
By accident, some Rolex owners have wound their Rolex Datejust backwards and are worried it damage the watch. To wind a Rolex Datejust backwards (anticlockwise) will not damage the watch.
Winding a Rolex Datejust backwards will not wind up a Rolex, but it will not damage the movement.
how many times should you wind a rolex
To wind a Rolex Datejust you need to rotate the crown 40 time in the clock wise direction.
Rolex Datejust winding crown doesn't have a point of resistance
When winding a Rolex Datejust, you will not reach a mechanical point of resistance, like a classic mechanical watch.
People who are used to manual winding watches could be confused when winding a Rolex Datejust. Many wonder when to stop winding the watch and are waiting for the point of resistance that never comes. Forty clockwise turns are enough to wind a Rolex Datejust fully.
Screw back to crown for water resistance
After winding the Rolex Datejust and setting the time and date, push in the crown and screw it back tight to the case. It is essential to keep your Rolex Datejust waterproof. A Rolex Datejust with an unscrewed crown is not water resistant.