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What is a watch winder and how does it work?

Posted on 15 October 2019 at 3:43 PM

A watch winder is a device that provides automatic watches with energy by rotating them slowly. If you do not wear an automatic watch, it will stop after 32-42 hours. Automatic watches wind up automatically by wearing them. You can also wind them up and provide them with energy by rotating the crown of the watch. A watch winder simulates the wearing of a watch so that the spring in the automatic movement remains tense and the watch keeps running. You do not have to reset the time, date and other functions of the watch.

A good watch winder always functions in a program. After rotating for a few minutes, the watch winder pauses for a while before starting the rotation again. This cycle repeats itself time after time again. The pause relieves the spring of the automatic movement inside the watch, as is the case with normal wearing of a watch. After all, you and therefore your watch, are not constantly in motion. Thanks to the simulation of wrist movement, the automatic watch continues to be supplied with energy and keeps running smoothly.

Do I need a watch winder?

A watch winder offers several advantages. Not only do all automatic watches continue to run correctly on time, it also ensures that the crown does not have to be opened and closed for constantly setting the time, date and/or other functions. The crown is one of the most vulnerable parts of a watch and by using a watch winder you do not have to open and close it all the time. This prevents risk of damage to the watch.

Functionality is the most important characteristic of a watch winder. The watch winder ensures that all watches are supplied with energy and can therefore be worn immediately. It saves time and effort. In addition, watch winders are more and more beautifully designed, making them real eye catchers. The design and looks of a watch winder are paramount as well, thereby it's a handy and nice addition to a watch collection.

By storing the automatic watches in a watch winder you also offer safety to your watches. Most watch winders can be closed and the watches inside are therefore less likely to be exposed to dust, condensation and for example children's hands. In addition, you have the entire collection in one place, which gives you a good overview of your watches.

Is a watch winder bad for automatic watches?

No, a watch winder is a handy and functional accessory for an automatic watch. The watch winder offers many advantages and a good unit is extremely safe to use. A good watch winder has "overwind" protection by making use of moments of rest while winding. In addition, every modern automatic watch also has a built-in mechanism to prevent overwinding Because of this there are two mechanisms that make a watch winder extremely safe for winding automatic watches. Given the many advantages described above, a watch winder has a positive influence.

Which watch winder do I need?

We apply the rule that 90% of all automatic watches are clockwise wound up at 900 TPD (rotations per day). This has to do with the movement used by the watch brand inside the watch. Different automatic movements require different winding requirements. So there are exceptions, because there are also automatic watches that are wound counterclockwise on 600 TPD. Or watches that are wound clockwise and counter-clockwise on 900 TPD. All our watch winders, regardless of brand/model, offer perfect winding for every automatic watch. Most watch winders in our collection offer the possibility to adjust each individual rotor based on direction of rotation and TPD. This allows you to set each watch individually, regardless of brand or model. There are also various databases available online where you can look up an automatic watch and then see the desired settings.

Where do I buy the best watch winders?

Our advice is to always buy from a specialist. We have more than 15 years of experience in the field of watch winders and are official dealers of more than 15 watch winder brands such as Swiss Kubik, Orbita and Benson. As an official dealer, we offer the latest collections, best brands and a wide range of prices and materials. In addition, as an official dealer we offer certainty and a clear guarantee. After all, if something is wrong with the watch winder you can always come back to us for help, advice, service and/or repair.

Which watch winder brands do you recommend?

There are several good watch winder brands available. We advise you to buy a brand that is well known, has a wide collection and uses reliable technology. Avoid Amazon, Ebay and Alibaba. Here you will find mostly unbranded Chinese products whose electronics and motors are of dubious quality. The noise level, power consumption and the motors are often aspects that are considerably worse than with renowned watch winder brands. Often a cheap purchase then leads to an expensive purchase. Do you want a good watch winder especially for a beautiful collection of automatic watches?




How do you buy a good watch winder?

Posted on 10 October 2019 at 9:05 AM

Every watch fan knows the problem that an automatic watch looses energy if it is not worn. You then have to reset the time and date by pulling out the crown. This process takes time, is inconvenient and can also pose a risk to the watch. After all, the crown is one of the most fragile parts of a watch.

Fortunately there is a solution. The watch winder. A watch winder is a device that rotates the automatic watches slowly so that the automatic watch acquires and retains energy. This way the watch is always on time and you have no risk of damaging the watch when you open the crown.

There are all kinds of watch winders, in different sizes, styles and price ranges. But how do you buy a good watch winder? What should you pay attention to and what should you not buy? The answer is simple. Always choose a watch winder that is large enough for your collection of automatic watches and take into account any changes in the collection. In addition, it is important to choose a watch winder that offers all the functionalities to wind your automatic watches. It is important here that the watch winder can turn clockwise and counter clockwise, because one watch receives energy with clockwise rotation and the other watch with countrer clockwise rotation. Most watch winders have the option of running at 900 or 1000 revolutions per day (TPD) which is sufficient for 95% of all automatic watches. There are also watch winders, for example from the Dutch brand Benson, where you can choose from different TPDs. For example 600, 900, 1200, 1500 etc etc. This makes you flexible and can easily wind up all automatic watches, regardless of brand or model. Another good example are the Heisse & Söhne and Paul Design watch winders.

Benson Compact double watch winder

What should you not buy? In our experience (15 years) we would not recommend a watch winder for sale on Amazon, Alibaba etc etc. These are often "low-end" products that often make a lot of noise after a while, can burn out or even break completely. In this case, a cheap purchase becomes expensive. Choose a watch winder from a famous brand. Do you want the best for your automatic watches? And certainly not run a risk with your beautiful watches?

You can buy a good watch winder in any price range. The price is not leading. However, more expensive watch winders, such as brands such as Bernard Favre, Orbita or Swiss Kubik, are often equipped with better motors, offer more functions and often have a lower noise level. With the Dutch brand Benson you can already buy an excellent watch winder for one watch for 169.00 euros.

Are you not sure? Contact us and ask for advice. 

Where do you buy the best watch winders?

Posted on 13 September 2019 at 12:48 PM

Watch winders can be found in all kinds of styles, sizes and price classes. There are many different brands with their own design, use of materials and functionality. The average jeweler does not have watch winders in stock and cannot inform you good enough about it.

As a specialist in the field of watch winders, we have extensive experience. Not only are we an official dealer of +- 15 brands, we also visit all trade fairs and the brands themselves. Our trips regularly go to Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Asia. This allows us to offer the best brands in our web shops. We pay attention to quality, durability and functionality.

Our watch winder brands, such as Benson, Swiss Kubik, Bernard Favre and Chronovision, all differ from each other. Not only in terms of technology, price and design, but also in functionality. The functionality of a watch winder is very important. This is because it is very useful if each rotor is individually adjustable in terms of direction of rotation and number of revolutions per day. It is also important that the watch can be placed properly in the watch winder and that it rotates safely. That a watch winder has a low noise level is especially important when you place the watch winder in the bedroom.

You will find watch winders in all price ranges in our web shops. The cheapest models start at 89.00 euros. You are also at the right place for real luxury watch winders. In our collection, brands such as Bernard Favre, Orbita, Chronvision and RDI are brands in the higher price segment. Between the cheaper and luxury segment there are various watch winder brands that offer a lot of quality at an attractive price. Think of Boda Concept, Paul Design, Heisse & Söhne and Benson.

We are happy to advise you about our watch winder brands and watch winders in general. Based on your wishes and watch collection, we can give you a number of options of watch winders that suit you best. As an official dealer we offer security, guarantee and fast delivery.

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