(Chiefly of a watch) wound by some automatic means, such as an electric motor or the movement of the wearer, rather than by hand.
More example sentences
- A ‘kinetic power converter’ in the wearer's shoe or wristwatch would produce electricity in the same way that an old-fashioned self-winding watch extracted energy from its owner's normal movements.
- Examples include self-winding wristwatches and rectifiers in electrical circuits.
Definition of self-winding in:
- The US English dictionary