How Watch Winders Work
One dilemma with an automatic
watch is the need to charge it, or rewind it back to the correct time. Watch winders provide a solution, as they mimic the natural movement of your wrist, so you can keep its time accurate overnight, or when it's not being worn. Choose from either portable battery-powered models, or mains outlet alternatives, all with silent motors to reduce as much noise during the night as possible. Models with a see-through glass lid or casing offer further reduced noise, all with a display to see your watch rotating.
To keep your luxury watch in optimum condition, it is important to keep a constant movement of the watches mechanism. Automatic watch winders offer a means to preserve its calibre to ensure accurate timekeeping over the years of use. There are also models with directional settings, allowing you to set them to clockwise, counter clockwise, or bi-directional rotational positions, to copy what would be authentic wrist movement to ensure the timepiece is charging.
Keep your timepiece in perfect condition, constantly running and away from dust in a neat decorative holder to bring together your collection. They are the perfect accessory for watch collectors, with holders for 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8 timepieces at a time. Wooden watch winders make great additions to any space, manufactured from luxurious aged wood for a traditional and classic aesthetic. There are also similar models with a genuine or faux leather finish and add an elegant premium feel. For a more modern alternative, aluminum or copper grid watch winders offer slick and clean layouts and add the finishing touch to your collection.
Can Watch Winders Damage Watches?
A premium watch winder that simulates the natural movement of your wrist will not damage your watch. The main use of it is to keep it rotating and running just as if you were to wear it during your day-to-day life. It will also not overcharge the automatic movement, as it will just keep your timepiece at the optimum level at which it can function.
Why are Watch Winders so Expensive?
Usually the pricing of a watch winder can be expensive due to the build quality of the model. As these could be holders for luxury watches such as Rolex, it is important to have a good quality watch winder to ensure the movement is kept rotating at a steady and reliable speed. Pricing may also vary depending on the type of watch winder you need. For example a winder to hold 2 luxury watches will differ from one that will hold and rotate 8 at a time.
Is it Bad to let an Automatic Watch Stop?
It isn’t inherently bad to stop the automatic movement of your timepiece, and it is completely safe to stop your watch from running. It is important however to keep the watch movement turning to ensure its lubrication, therefore a constant turning of the mechanism is in fact beneficial. Depending on the make of the watch, not keeping the movement turning could lead to a gradual inaccuracy overtime when being used.