The 5 best watch winders under 500 euro
Which watch winder should you buy when you have a maximum of 500 euros to spend? We will address this question in this blog, as this budget is common among watch enthusiasts. To answer the question correctly, we looked at different brands, capacity and functionality.
There are various brands that offer an excellent watch winder for less than 500 euros. Most of these watch winders are suitable for 1 or 2 automatic watches. If you want a watch winder for 3 or more automatic watches, you will soon cross the limit of 500 euros. A watch winder with more capacity, which can therefore wind more watches, simply costs more than a watch winder that is suitable for 1 or 2 watches.
In the assessment we looked at the price/quality ratio and whether the brand offers what you can expect from a good brand. In other words, they have a good reputation in watch winders and offer good service. We have created a ranking of the best 5 watch winders up to 500 euros. However, the differences in quality are so small that a different order is also possible, depending on your wishes such as functions, design and capacity.
1) Swiss Kubik Startbox watch winder
The Swiss watch winder brand Swiss Kubik is a well-known manufacturer of watch winders. The watch winders are entirely made in Switzerland and offer a lot of quality. The designs are modern, compact and available in many different versions. The Swiss motor impresses with its flexibility and low sound level. The Swiss Kubik Startbox is the entry-level model of this brand. This watch winder is a more simple model than the more luxurious models that they also have in their collection. The cabinet is made of hard plastic, while the more expensive models are made of aluminum, wood or leather. The nice thing about these watch winders is that they work on batteries. The watch winder works on one set of batteries for up to 3 years. The Swiss Kubik Startbox watch winders are available for 445 euros.
2) Chronovision One watch winder
In Germany, the Chronovision brand produces beautiful watch winders. The Chronovision One watch winders are suitable for winding 1 automatic watch. This watch winder also has a modern and compact design. This watch winder also works on a set of batteries. However, not as long as the Swiss Kubik Startbox. The nice thing about the Chronovision One watch winder is that you connect it via Bluetooth to your smartphone and determine all settings. This is hip and easy. This series of watch winders starts from 479 euros.
3) Benson Smart-Tech II 4.18.B watch winder
The Dutch watch winder brand Benson has been a very successful producer for several years and is appreciated by many watch enthusiasts and professionals who work in the watch industry. Benson has become very famous for their Black Series watch winders, but the popular Smart-Tech II models also offer a very good price/quality ratio. The Benson Smart-Tech II 4.18.B watch winder is suitable for 4 automatic watches and has a modern touchscreen with which you can set all functions quickly and easily. The advantage of this watch winder compared to the above models is the capacity. After all, you have the option of winding 4 watches here instead of 1 or 2. The motors are Japanese and very reliable. The Benson Smart-Tech II 4.18.B watch winder is available for 429 euros.
4) Paul Design Gentlemen 2 + 3 watch winder
With this watch winder we cheat a bit, because the price is 510 euros and therefore slightly higher than the 500 euros that we set as a limit. However, we would like to include this watch winder in our ranking because the difference is only 10 euros and this Paul Design Gentlemen 2 + 3 watch winder actually offers everything you need if you want to wind 2 automatic watches. First of all, this watch winder has a beautiful design and beautiful finish. In addition, this watch winder can wind any automatic watch by means of a modern touchscreen. The Japanese motors are powerful and are also used by brands such as Benson, Heisse & Söhne and Boda Concept. The Paul Design Gentlemen 2 + 3 costs 510 euros.
5) Orbita Sparta Bold 1
The Orbita brand is established in the United States. This brand is less known in Europe, but a major player in the watch winders in the US. Orbita watch winders have an excellent reputation and are mainly active in the higher price segment. However, they also have a more simple series of watch winders called Sparta Bold. These Orbita Sparta Bold watch winders are available for 1 and 2 automatic watches. The watch winder in this article is suitable for 1 automatic watch. The model for 2 automatic watches is slightly more expensive than 500 euros and falls outside this ranking.
The Orbita Sparta Bold 1 is an excellent watch winder because it is very compact, durable and affordable. This allows you to buy a watch winder from an high end brand that is very affordable. The watch winder is simple in terms of design and materials. It is an open watch winder without a door or glass. The watch is therefore not protected. Is that needed? No, not for many watch enthusiasts at all. You can place the watch winder anywhere you want, even in a place where your watches are already safe. For example in a cupboard or safe. The Orbita Sparta Bold 1 watch winder is available in different colors and costs 279 euros.
If you are looking for a good watch winder up to a maximum of 500 euros, you can blindly choose one of the watch winders above. All 5 watch winders meet all the characteristics to wind an automatic watch properly and safely. Quality is assured. We are official dealer of all the above brands and so we have extensive experience with these watch winders. Not only in terms of quality and durability, but also in terms of service in the event of a defect. This is just as important for us as an official dealer!
With brands such as Swiss Kubik, Chronovision, Benson, Paul Design and Orbita you can easily find a good watch winder under 500.00 euros. Take a quick look at the different watch winders that these brands have to offer.