As a watch fan, setting your pieces back and forth a few times a year is trivial. But what if you’re dealing with a collection of 8,000 watches? This video shows how the folks at Tourneau Time Machine, New York’s largest watch shop, deal with all of the winding, setting, and checking of their entire stock.
The entire process takes three days, from Friday until Sunday.
The last part of the video is pretty cornball – this looks like some canned video commissioned by Tourneau itself so feel free to skip it. However, I had never thought over the work necessary to set every single watch in any watch shop, let alone one holding nearly 10,000 pieces.