Affordable watch winders for 2 watches
An automatic watch comes to a standstill when you are not wearing it. When you want to wear it again you have to pull out the crown, reset the time and date and then wind the watch manually. This not only takes time but is also inconvenient. In addition, you can damage the watch during these actions, because you have to pull out the crown very carefully.
The solution is a watch winder. A watch winder is a watch accessory that you use to wind watches. The automatic watches are wound by slowly turning them clockwise or counter-clockwise. This gives the timepiece inside the watch energy so that the timepiece will function. A watch winder mimics wrist movement, as it were, as if you were wearing the watch.
A watch winder is especially useful if you have one or more automatic watches and do not wear them every day. For example, when you want to wear a different watch every day or when you wear one specific automatic watch for a long time and the other watches are stationary. With watches it also applies that standing still is deterioration. We therefore advise to use a watch winder if you are a fan of automatic watches.
Watch winders come in all shapes, sizes and prices. In this blog we write about affordable watch winders for 2 watches. Which watch winder for 2 watches is best to buy? What should you pay attention to? And where do you buy a good watch winder at an affordable price?
Differences between watch winders
What applies to cars also applies to watch winders. There are many different brands, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. If you want a high-end brand, you often pay a higher price than if you buy a watch winder from a smaller brand. A watch winder is in principle a relatively simple device. It has the ability to wind one or more automatic watches by rotating the watches. The differences in watch winders is mainly in the motors used, the operation and extras such as LED lighting, remote control, extra storage space, Bluetooth function or a special app. These are all nice extras and more important to one person than the other. In essence, a watch winder should rotate the watches and provide them with energy.
There are a few parts that we would like to mention so that you know the most important elements of a watch winder. First we start with the motors. The motors are the heart of the watch winder. Good reliable and durable motors last a long time and make little sound. It is therefore important to choose a watch winder with good quality motors. Otherwise, you will experience faulty motors or an increase in noise, which can cause the watch winder to produce disturbing noise. You can then no longer use the watch winder in a bedroom or office where you are working. Swiss motors, for example used by Swiss Kubik and Orbita, have a good reputation but are also more expensive than, for example, Japanese motors, which are used by Paul Design and Boda Concept. These Japanese motors also have a very good reputation and offer a good price/quality ratio.
We would like to mention the operation as a second important point. It is useful if the watch winder is quick and easy to set up. Each rotor on which you place a watch must be individually adjustable, so rotate independently of the other rotors. Because one automatic watch has different requirements than the other. You can think of a watch that has to rotate clockwise at 900 revolutions per day while your other watches have to rotate counter-clockwise at 600 revolutions per day. Then it is useful if you have a watch winder where you can set each rotor individually. This is also useful when you buy a new watch once. Most good watch winders have an LCD screen or touchscreen with which you can adjust all settings. Some watch winders still have buttons or knobs. That is not wrong in itself, but a bit old-fashioned. Most high end watch winder brands, such as the Benson watch winders, all have modern touchscreens with which you can operate every setting of the device.
As a third part we want to mention the materials and finish of the watch winder. Much cheaper watch winders save a lot on materials. A good watch winder for 2 watches is made of wood or aluminum. Wood absorbs sound, is sturdy and has a beautiful appearance. Aluminum is also strong and has a more modern look. Watch winders that have a completely plastic housing can make more noise, especially in combination with a cheaper type of motor. When looking at the watch holder, the part on which the watch is attached, it is important that it clamps the watch tightly and contains soft fabric so that the harder parts of the watch holder cannot damage the watch. In terms of finish, we think it is important that the watch winder is well assembled and pleasant to use.
What are the normal prices for a good watch winder?
You prefer to spend your money on watches. But you also want to maintain your watches well and ensure that they do not wear or defect. A watch winder ensures that the oil in the timepiece is well distributed and that you don't have to open the crown (often). So you exclude risks that you do without a watch winder.
As written, there are many differences between watch winders. There are units of thousands of euros, but these are exceptions that can, for example, wind a lot of watches, have a special design or are made of special materials. However, you can already buy a good watch winder for 2 watches for several hundred euros. The Benson Compact watchwinders are a good example, but also the Smart-Tech II and Black Series watchwinders of this brand. These are excellent watch winders that are also affordable.
At a brand like Paul Design you will find the Gentlemen 2 + 3 watch winder that has a very good reputation. This model is modern, high-quality and very pleasant to use. You can also choose from different colors.
If you have a little more to spend, check out Orbita, a brand from the United States. This brand has the Orbita Sparta 2 watch winders that look quite simple and basic, but offer everything to wind automatic watches without any problems.
If you go a little higher in price, you can choose a Swiss Kubik watch winder for 2 watches. Swiss Kubik has the great advantage that she uses Swiss engines and the watch winder itself is completely Swiss made. Quality is guaranteed!
What should you pay attention to when buying a watch winder?
We advise you to buy a watch winder from a good brand. If you buy a watch winder from an unknown brand, you risk buying a cat in a bag. A good brand invests in technology, innovation, after-sales and new products. The brands described above are all good brands where you can buy a watch winder with confidence.
It is also important to choose a good seller. Choose a specialist in watch winders. A company that can provide you with a wide choice, advice and clear information. The fact that the company is an official dealer of well-known brands is an advantage, it shows that these brands have confidence in the dealer and also provide support. This is important when there is unexpectedly something wrong with the watch winder. Then you can go back to the seller who will repair or replace it.
Our last tip, in this blog article, is not to save on buying a good watch winder for 2 watches. You really do not have to buy an expensive watch winder to power your automatic watches, but you will certainly lose a few hundred euros. If you go for a cheap watch winder from an unknown brand, remember that cheap can be expensive. You want the best for your automatic watches? And you also want a nice watch winder that is not only safe for your watches, but especially for you and your environment.
You will find an affordable watch winder for 2 watches in our webshop. Take a look around, compare models and if you have a question, call or email us. We are happy to help you. With over 15 years of experience in the field of watchwinders, and as an official dealer of more than 12 brands, we can provide you with information and explanation about the watchwinder that suits you best. Or rather, a watch winder that best suits your watches...