Watch Winder Buying Guide

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Watch Winder Buying Guide

Postby Darksider » August 27th 2016, 10:21pm

Watch Winder?

The simple answer is of course very easy however there is an exacting science behind a device to which you entrust the care of a beautiful and often expensive watch. A winder for an automatic watch is sometimes known as a watch winder box and is in fact itself a watch which is designed to maintain the movement of an automatic watch while it is being stored. They come in many sizes and styles so that sometimes it can be a little difficult to know what to look for when you go to buy one. Increasingly, there are many cheap versions being sold so knowing what to look for can actually save you some money and frustration by learning what to avoid.

Who Needs a Watch Winder?

In short, anyone who has an automatic watch which isn’t worn daily should have one. If you wear a watch each day, your arm and wrist movements Heiden Quad Winderthroughout the day will keep your watch wound. If you don’t, the watch will gradually lose power as it unwinds until one day when you go to wear it, it no longer displays the accurate time or date. This is more likely to happen if you have several automatic watches because you will only wear one watch at a time, allowing the performance of the others to decrease. There are some watches which will let you know when rewinding is necessary and moving them about will generally get them going again, however they will require resetting each time it happens. A winder will solve this problem for you.


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Re: Watch Winder Buying Guide

Postby Mark1 » August 27th 2016, 10:57pm

Watch winders are for wankers. I wind em' as I wear em', but your mileage may vary.
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Re: Watch Winder Buying Guide

Postby DocKlock » August 28th 2016, 5:11am

Kinda of with Mark1 on this winder issue. I went thru a phase where I wound up (no pun intended) with 3 winders. Don't use any of them anymore.
If I wear a wind-up, I'll just get her going and reset it.
Using a winder for a watch, for me, is like letting your car idle all night long so you won't have to start it in the morning. Just add more wear and tear.
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Re: Watch Winder Buying Guide

Postby foghorn » August 28th 2016, 6:38am

After a watch sits on a winder for a week chances are it will still be re-set when you wear it. Unless you are one of the WIS at WUS whose watches are all deadly accurate.
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Re: Watch Winder Buying Guide

Postby codguy » August 28th 2016, 6:47am

I use winders simply as a place to visibly hold my watches (that and to collect dust). None are plugged in/operating for the exact reason the rooster stated ^.

Basically for me they are expensive watch boxes and a waste of money.
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Re: Watch Winder Buying Guide

Postby conjurer » August 28th 2016, 8:26am

codguy wrote:I use winders simply as a place to visibly hold my watches (that and to collect dust). None are plugged in/operating for the exact reason the rooster stated ^.

Basically for me they are expensive watch boxes and a waste of money.


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