Designed in such a way that manual winding is unnecessary. Used of clocks and watches.(adjective)
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Use "self-winding" in a sentence
"Right now, I am wearing my dad's old Benrus self-winding he wore in the '50's."
"The relaunched watch is close to the original, but has been upgraded with the latest technology, including Breitling's Caliber 01 in-house self-winding movement, and a sapphire case at the back and front, and is water-resistant to 100 meters."
"A visitor to the Clockmakers 'Museum in the Guildhall Library in the City of London could be forgiven for fixating on the oldest surviving self-winding watch, formerly carried by Czar Nicholas I, or for lingering over the plans and prototypes for the chronometers used to navigate the seas in the 18th century."