Automatic Winding Device

  • Ruxu Du
  • Longhan Xie
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 21)


The automatic winding device (often called the automatic device in the watch and clock industry) is another fascinating device that is found only in the mechanical watch movement. Its first appearance can be dated back to 1770. In this chapter, we discussed two types of automatic winding device: the ETA automatic winding device and the Seiko automatic winding device. In 1930, Rolex Company improved this design and used in its Oyster Perpetual. Due in part to this invention, the company raised to become a leader in the watch industry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.South China University of TechnologyGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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