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I have a mechanical metronome, I was wondering if at night I should let it run until it stops. How about if I go on vacation?

What makes me ask this is when I got my metronome it was wound up and I was freaked out that it wouldn't work because it might have been stored that way for a long time.

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    This sounds like a wind-up... You're more likely to wear out its click leaving it running overtime. – Tim Aug 4 '18 at 14:03
  • If the manufacturer is ok leaving it wound for long period of time it's probably ok. – b3ko Aug 4 '18 at 14:21
  • @b3ko yeah I wasn't sure if it was the manufacturer or maybe somebody had it before me, returned it to the store, etc. – foreyez Aug 4 '18 at 19:04
  • Do you feel you might be getting a bit desperate for attention, @foreyez? :-) – Laurence Payne Aug 5 '18 at 13:02
  • @LaurencePayne I just bought an expensive metronome (after I bought a cheap one). I just didn't want it to get messed up. amazon.com/Wittner-903030-Super-Mini-Mahogany-Metronome/dp/… – foreyez Aug 5 '18 at 13:17
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The whole thing about spring steel is... it's springy.

There are working clocks that have been running for a hundred years without needing a new spring. They might need winding fractionally more than when they were new, but they'll keep going another hundred before they'll need a new spring.

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