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How to Wind an Alpina Watch?

by SheldonLong 29 Nov 2022 0 Comments

How to Wind an Alpina Watch?


About Alpina
Alpina Manual Winding Steps
Alpina Watch the Winder Setting
Recommended Watch Winder
In Conclusion

About Alpina

Founded in 1883 and known for its iconic red triangle, Alpina is a high-end watchmaking factory headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. With over 130 years of watchmaking history, Alpina's mission is to design and manufacture luxury sports watches, in the most Operate with the highest possible precision and reliability in demanding motion environments.

They wanted to build the toughest outdoor watch possible. They made the first watches that were shockproof, antimagnetic, stainless steel, and water resistant. Alpina is a true pioneer in Swiss watchmaking, with numerous patents and innovative movements. Invented the concept of the Swiss sports watch as we know it today.

Why Manual Winding for Alpina Watches?

To wind an Alpina watch. The most common reason is that you can accurately adjust it to time. This saves you from having to reset your watch as often. It also means that the watch will always be accurate and reliable.

Alpina Watch Manual Winding Steps

- Locate the crown which is usually on the right side of the dial.
- Gently pull the crown away from the dial to its original position, being careful not to pull it too far.
- Begin winding the crown clockwise until resistance is felt, or 40 revolutions at a time.
- Push the crown back into its normal position.
- Pull the crown out again and turn the crown to set hands until the hands show the current time and date.
- Push it back again when done.

For manual winding, the process is simple and you will find that winding your Alpina gives you a few minutes of peace every day!

Alpina Watch the Winder Setting

Most Alpina watch can be wound properly with most watch winding boxes . Generally, Alpina watch's self-winding movement needs to rotate 650-800 revolutions per day, and most of them can be wound clockwise. So take your time and have fun picking out a lovely winding that's just right for you and your watch.

Below are some of the most popular Alpina models and their winding settings.


《CW》 - Clockwise winding direction;
《CCW》 - Counterclockwise winding direction;
《Both》 - Combined mode (Clockwise + Counterclockwise);
《–》 - Undefined;Definitions:

12 hours of Sebring   Both 800
12 hours of Sebring Chrono GMT   CW 800
Alpina 130 Heritage Pilot Chrono   CW 800
Alpiner   Both 650
Alpiner 4 Chrono   CW 800
Alpiner 4 GMT   Both 650
Alpiner GMT   Both 650
Avalanche AL650 (Auto) Both 650
Avalanche Automatic Chrono    CW 800
Avalanche Extreme Automatic    Both 650
Avalanche Extreme Diver    Both 650
Avalanche Extreme Regulator 1883 Double Digit "Full Black" AL850 CW 800
Avalanche Extreme Regulateur Automatic Ceramic - Ladies   CW 800
Extreme Automatic AL525 Both 650
Extreme Chrono Double Digit AL850 CW 800
Extreme Diver 1000m AL525 Both 650
Extreme Diver 300m   Both 650
Extreme Diver 300m Chrono   CW 800
Extreme Diver 300m Orange   Both 650
Extreme Regulator AL650 Both 650
Extreme Tourbillon Regulator AL980 CW 820
Heritage Automatic   Both 650
Heritage Automatic Chronograph AL850 CW 800
Heritage Chrono Calendar   CW 800
Heritage Chronograph   Both 650
Heritage Gold Automatic Chronograph AL850 CW 800
Manufacturing Regulator AL950 Both 650
Racing "12 Hours of Sebring" AL525 Both 650
Racing "12 Hours of Sebring" AL725 CW 800
Racing "12 Hours of Sebring" Automatic GMT AL750 CW 800
Racing "12 Hours of Sebring" World Time Chronograph AL750 CW 800
Sailing Chrono   CW 800
Sailing Yacht Timer   CW 800
Starter Automatic   CW 800
Starter Chronograph   CW 800
Startimer Chronograph BlacK Star   CW 800
Starter Chronograph GMT   CW 800
Starter GMT Automatic Chronograph AL750 CW 800
Starter Pilot   Both 650
Starter Pilot Chrono   Both 650
Starter Pilot Small Second   Both 650
Starter Pilot Sunstar   Both 650
Tourbillon Manufacture Regulator AL980
Yacht Timer   CW 800
  AL525 Both 650
  AL550 Both 650
  AL650 (Auto) Both 650
  AL725 CW 800
  AL750 CW 800
  AL850 CW 800

If you cannot find your watch model (or movement) in this watch, you can try to determine your Alpina winding mode. You should choose the combined winding mode (CW+CCW) and minimum turns per day (TPD). Then place your watch into the gyroscopic watch winder and check after a few days how accurately your watch shows the time. If it runs behind, it is necessary to increase the number of TPD by one step.

Alpina Watch Time Adjustment Method

- Pull the crown outwards with one push
- Set the watch to the exact local time.
- Push in the crown and turn clockwise until secure.
- Push the crown firmly into position 1 and the watch starts to move.

Some Alpina watches have a screw-down crown that must be unscrewed to change the time or date. After use, the crown must be pressed against the case and tightened. Otherwise, it will affect the water resistance of the watch.

Can I Always Wind my Watch Manually With the Crown?

It’s okay to do this once in a while, but not too often—especially if your watch has a screw-down crown.
Firstly, with crown winding, the gears and other parts of an automatic movement will wear out faster, as will the screw-in crown system, as it is not designed for frequent use. Self-winding watches should be worn for at least eight hours a day to make the most of their power reserves, so rather than letting your automatic watch's power reserve drain, invest in a simple automatic watch winder.

What Kind of Watch Winder is Suitable for Aerowatch?

There is no doubt that a high-end watch needs a fancy watch winder. Here are 2 of the highly rated watch winders that we recommend.

MOZSLY® Double Watch Winder -Orange Leather  

double watch winder box-blog

  • Material: wooden box/PU leather/acrylic board
  • Color: Orange/Black/Brown/Carbon Fiber
  • Size: 8.8*5.9*4.7 inches
  • 4 modes with TPD settings ranging from 650 to 1500
  • All three winding directions are supported
  • Antimagnetization
  • Use Japanese upgraded Mabuchi Motor
  • Dual power
  • 3 Years Warranty

This watch features a unique orange winding with a multi-layer paint process for a more beautiful, shiny, and smooth finish. Inside, the leather and wood grain look sleek and luxurious. looks great.

MOZSLY® Single Watch Winder - Black Leather

single black watch winder box

  • Material: wooden box/PU leather/acrylic board
  • Color: Black
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 6 x 4.4 inches
  • 4 modes with TPD settings ranging from 650 to 1500
  • All three winding directions are supported
  • Antimagnetization
  • Use Japanese upgraded Mabuchi Motor
  • Dual power
  • 3 years warranty

    This watch winder is as simple and understated as Alpina's other classic black watches. If you're a watch collector who wants your watch to look elegant and unobtrusive, this black watch winder is perfect for you. This will help improve the look of your expensive watch without being overly ostentatious.

    MOZSLY watch winders use high-quality upgraded Japanese Mabuchi motors, a well-known brand that manufactures precision motors. These motors keep the noise below 10 decibels, so even if you put it in your bedroom, it will give you a very quiet experience. The internal motor is closed and can be separated from the watch so that the watch will not be magnetized and affect the travel time. With a 36-month warranty and friendly customer service, we welcome you to purchase our watch winders.

    In Conclusion

    Storing a Alpina watch in a watch winder to wind it keeps the watch's mechanical gears lubricated, extending the life of the watch and keeping it working properly.

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