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Top 10 Watch Winders 2016

If you've invested in some stylish and expensive chronometers, it makes top feel to shield your investment through retaining them in perfect working order the use of this type of watch winders, which are as elegant as your timepieces.

WOLF 270402 Heritage Double Watch Winder with Cover and Storage, BlackWOLF 457156 Roadster Single Watch Winder with Cover and Storage, BlackPangaea Quad Automatic Watch Winder Q480 (Dark Cherrywood)Triple Automatic Watch WinderEbony Wood Piano Finish w/ Multi Layers of PolyurethaneAccuratic ACC-W4ECRC Remote Control and Japanese Mabuhci Motors Wood Watch WinderBelocia Four Automatic Watch Winder Solid Wood W/LCD DisplayTop Quality Quad Watch Winder 4+6 Storage Box CaseQUALITY WOOD QUAD WATCH WINDER (4) +12 STORAGE BOXDouble Watch Winder Ebony Wood With Japanese Mabuchi Motor, 750, 1000, 1500 and 1800 TPD[Newly Upgraded] Versa Automatic Double Watch Winder in Black

Lost Time Is Never Found Again

Let's pretend that you've just been given a beautiful automatic Rolex watch by a family member. Perhaps it was handed down to you as kind of a family heirloom. It looks great, feels great, and even sounds great. You know because you'll actually put your wrist right up against your ear just to hear the quiet clicking and ticking of the watch gears. But maybe you're a little afraid of having to tinker with such a valuable object, especially if you decide to take a few days off from wearing it. After all, you want that watch to continue to last through several more generations, but you don't like the idea of always having to fuss with it, particularly if it has additional functions that require constant winding for accuracy. If this situation describes you, then perhaps a watch winder is in your future.

A watch winder is a device built specifically for automatic (self-winding) watches to keep their gears running when that watch isn't actually in use. Automatic watches typically wind themselves by utilizing an internal weight that swings/rotates when the watch is in motion. When this internal weight swings, it turns the winding mechanism inside the watch. That said, the watch winder takes the place of the natural hand and wrist movements that would otherwise wind the watch automatically when being worn. This makes the watch winder a truly useful tool when planning not to wear your timepiece for an extended period of time.

Watch winders can accommodate multiple timepieces at once and will operate by rotating your watches in a circular motion to simulate natural hand movements for activating the self-winding mechanisms.

But what if I overwind my automatic watch? What then? Overwinding of an automatic watch is not very likely, considering that your watch has a mechanism for disengaging the winding mechanism when its mainspring is fully wound. But you also don't want to overuse the winding mechanism (i.e. all day long) as the watch only needs around 30-45 minutes of uninterrupted rotations in the winder.

The style and aesthetics of a watch winder can be just as important as how well it functions. Winders can be very basic and functional in style, whereby the watch is simply held on the exterior of the unit and rotates on a simple tabletop. Since watches are often thought of as pieces of jewelry, some consider their winders to be more like furniture. That said, designs and construction, in this case, tend to be more elaborate (i.e. elegant woods, enclosed boxes, fancy watch cushions, even built-in heaters to keep your watches at room temperature).

Watch winders are also available as battery-powered or AC-powered units. The battery-powered units are particularly convenient for drawer and safe deposit box storage, especially if your watches are valuable.

A Personal Choice


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Much like the watches you choose to wear and collect, how you choose to store/wind them is also very open to personal choice. There are several things to consider when investing in a watch winder, including the space you have available, the price, how large your automatic watch collection is, how much customization you want your winder to have, and what goes best with your room decor. Granted, these qualities are hardly exhaustive.

Winders come in many different shapes and sizes. Consider where you'd like a place the winder in your home. Do you prefer to display it as a showpiece for guests when they drop by? If that's the case, then investing a bit more in a winder with enclosed compartments and elegant woods on its exterior might be a good route to take. This can include winders that have a glossy finish and really stand out. Also, some winders have built-in LED lights for display at night. Even if countertop space is limited, you can usually find winders that are still elegant but with a lower capacity to accommodate only 1 or 2 watches instead of 6-8.

Many winders also feature clockwise/counterclockwise movements with adjustable motor speeds, so if you have a lot of valuable watches, you may opt for a winder where you can slow down the rotation speed if you're worried about being too hard on the winding mechanism.

Brief History Of The Watch Winder


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Watch winders originally had a limited commercial market, as they were primarily used by watch repair shops for short-term applications. Their first exposure to the commercial market appeared in Europe (i.e. London, France, Italy, Germany, and Austria) where most automatic watches were being manufactured. Towards the latter part of the 1990s, there was a high concentration of both engineers and scientists in Japan with a strong interest in automatic watches and winder production. A small Japanese company named Everwell became a part of this niche and started making watch winders for the Japanese market in the late 1990s.

In 1997 at the age of 60, Chuck Agnoff got fed up with having to constantly reset the time and date functions on his Rolex and founded the Orbita Watchwinders corporation in Wilmington, North Carolina where he began both building and selling watch winders in the United States.

Since that time and with the internet explosion at the end of the 20th century, watch winders have made their way into many online businesses (i.e. home shopping networks, storefronts, etc.) where they are still a thriving commodity for both the occasional and die-hard watch collector.


#10.[Newly Upgraded] Versa Automatic Double Watch Winder in Black


The Versa automatic double watch winder is designed for all kinds of automatic watches and will keep your timepiece wound and ready to wear when you need it. This watch winder has a built in smart timer that will wind then rest and repeat the cycle in either clockwise, counterclockwise or bi-directional directions.


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#9.Double Watch Winder Ebony Wood With Japanese Mabuchi Motor, 750, 1000, 1500 and 1800 TPD


Program Information STOP/Off: The unit is off. PROGRAM 750 TPD: On this setting, the winder will rotate clockwise for 4 minutes and rest for 56 minutes. Then rotate counter-clockwise for 4 minutes and rest for 56 minutes. This cycle will repeat itself continually. PROGRAM 1000 TPD: On this setting, the winder will rotate clockwise for 6 minutes and rest for 54 minutes. Then rotate counter-clockwise for 6 minutes and rest for 54 minutes. This cycle will repeat itself continually. PROGRAM 1500 TPD: On this setting, the winder will rotate clockwise for 8 minutes and rest for 52 minutes. Then rotate counter-clockwise for 8 minutes and rest for 52 minutes. This cycle will repeat itself continually. PROGRAM 1800 TPD: On this setting, the winder will rotate clockwise for 10 minutes and rest for 50 minutes. Then rotate counter-clockwise for 10 minutes and rest for 50 minutes. This cycle will repeat itself continually. CAUTION: 1) Please use the adapter included with your watch winder or similar adapter with same voltage output. 2) Please do not manually spin the winder because it will damage your watch winder and void your warranty. 3) Avoid exposing the watch winder to direct sun, water or other moisture, and extreme temperatures which may damage the box. 4) Please consult with your watch manufacturer to find out which setting is best for your watch. The above settings should work with almost every automatic watch. NOTE: Plexi cover has protection film on it please remove it so you have clear view of the watches.


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#8.QUALITY WOOD QUAD WATCH WINDER (4) +12 STORAGE BOX


The masterpiece watch winder is ideal for fine watch connoisseurs and collectors. The exterior is constructed of fine natural wood, hand-polished to a high gloss mirror finish and coated with multi-layers of polyurethane for long lasting durability and beauty. Interior is made of top quality deluxe sill suede, handcrafted to the finest details. Runs on 2 D batteries or with the included AC adapter!


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#7.Top Quality Quad Watch Winder 4+6 Storage Box Case


The masterpiece watch winder is ideal for fine watch connoisseurs and collectors. Designed for up to 10 fine watches, this watch winder, and storage box takes almost 60 days for a skilled craftsman to construct. The exterior is constructed of fine natural hardwood, hand-polished to a high gloss mirror finish and coated with multi-layers of polyurethane for long lasting durability and beauty. Interior is made of top quality deluxe oil suede, handcrafted to the finest details. Runs on 2 C batteries or with the included AC adapter!


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#6.Belocia Four Automatic Watch Winder Solid Wood W/LCD Display


Features This watch winder will rotate your automatic watch to set direction and set Turns Per Day (TPD) to keep it wound. It has five different TPD settings: 650, 900, 1200, 1500, 1800, with intermediate rest cycles to eliminate potential stress on the watch movement. It rotates clockwise counter-clockwise, or alternates in between. The winder will repeat its cycle every day, without intervention (as long as it is on). Functions: LINE: Indicates active turntable. MODE: Indicates rotation direction. TPD: Indicates to a number of Turns Per Day. Numbers displayed indicates active turntables. Left and right arrows will let you navigate between functions. Once a function starts flashing that function is active. Up and down arrows will let you change settings for selected function. Center button will turn the turntable on or off. If a number is showing in the numbers display section that turntable is active. LCD display for settings. Touch control board. Optimal 8 turns per minute motor. UL approved AC power adapter.


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#5.Accuratic ACC-W4ECRC Remote Control and Japanese Mabuhci Motors Wood Watch Winder


Display and wind your watches in a classy manner, since you are looking for a watch winder that wind’s 4 automatic watches, you must be an enthusiastic fine watch lover and collector, rest assured that your fine watches will be wound and displayed properly in this high-quality watch winder. We wanted to make this winder one of the best on the market at an affordable price, with our more than 10 years of experience in this field and our customers feedbacks during this time we implemented all the options that we believed an automatic watch collector will want in a watch winder. Interior is lined with fine leatherette and comes with spongy egg shaped watch pillows to hold your watch firm in the turntable drum. Exterior is high gloss fine piano finish with an astonishing 6 coats of lacquer to give the mirror like look. Door sensor if you enable this door sensor with a switch on the back of the unit, rotation will stop when you open the door and resume after closing the door. LED light switch, you can turn LED light option on or off with a switch on the back of the unit. Full operation remote control. This winder is programmed to complete set numbers of TPDs in 12 hours, and turn itself to sleep mode for the next 12 hours when 24-hour cycle is complete it will start over again. So you have the option to make this unit work during the day or at night. It has 5 different TPD (Turns Per Day) settings, 650, 750, 850, 1000 and 1950 TPD, and 3 rotation modes, clockwise, counter clockwise or bi-directional rotation. 650TPD rotates 60 seconds every 10 minutes. 750TPD: Rotates 60 seconds every 9 minutes. 850TPD: Rotates 60 seconds every 8 minutes. 1000TPD: Rotates 60 seconds every 7 minutes. 1950TPD: Rotates 60 seconds every 3.5 minutes This particular Accurate watch winder is designed to wind and display your fine automatic watches with several options that you cannot find on most watch winders on the market.


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#4.Triple Automatic Watch WinderEbony Wood Piano Finish w/ Multi Layers of Polyurethane


This watch winder will rotate your automatic watch to set direction and set Turns Per Day (TPD) to keep them wound. It has five different TPD settings: 650, 900, 1200, 1500, 1800, with intermediate rest cycles to eliminate potential stress on the watch movement. It rotates clockwise counter-clockwise, or alternates in between. The winder will repeat its cycle every day, without intervention (as long as it is on). Functions: LINE: Indicates active turntable. MODE: Indicates rotation direction. TPD: Indicates to a number of Turns Per Day, Numbers displayed indicates active turntables. Left and right arrows will let you navigate between functions. Once a function starts blinking that function is active. Up and down arrows will let you change settings for selected function. Center button will turn the turntable on or off. If a number is showing in the numbers display section that turntable is active. LCD display for settings. Touch control board. Powered with Optimal 8 turns per minute Japanese Mabuchi Motors. UL approved AC power adapter. A watch winder is an essential accessory for anyone who owns an automatic watch. These types of watches contain an internally weighted rotor which rotates inside the watch to keep the mainspring properly wound. When the watch is being worn the movement of your arm keeps the rotor in motion, but when the watch is taken off this system is inert, which may affect the time-keeping accuracy of the watch. Using a quality watch winder will prevent your automatic watch from losing its accuracy.


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#3.Pangaea Quad Automatic Watch Winder Q480 (Dark Cherrywood)


It's not enough to just have a watch case for our finest jewelry. Today's most extravagant timepieces come equipped with automatic movement. That means they never need batteries and never need to be wound by hand. They're powered by the kinetic movement of your body when you wear them. But what if you have different watches for different occasions? Chances are some will stop from extended periods of non-use. This watch winder will keep your favorite watches wound and ready for when you need them. The best quad watch winder you will find!


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#2.WOLF 457156 Roadster Single Watch Winder with Cover and Storage, Black


The WOLF Roadster Single Watch Winder with Storage is a luxury box for your luxury timepieces. This handsome, meticulously engineered winder comes in a compact design with striking details like black pebbled faux leather sides, an ebony Macassar wood veneer faceplate, and backlit LCD display. Its clear glass cover locks securely with chrome hardware and opens to an adjustable single winding module with a variety of customizable options to keep your watch running smoothly. Above the winder is a storage compartment for up to three watches. Additional Features Can be set between 300 and 1200 turns per day Clockwise, counterclockwise, and bi-directional settings 6- to 72-hour start delay options Cuff fits bigger, heavier watches -- up to a 52mm case Locks cuff into rotator drum securely Includes universal AC power adapter Can run on D-cell/lithium batteries (not included) Dimensions: 7.75W x 8D x 9H in.. Single winder module and 3-watch storage. Black faux-leather frame with wood veneer faceplate. Locking glass cover. Chrome-finished hardware and backlit LCD display.


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#1.WOLF 270402 Heritage Double Watch Winder with Cover and Storage, Black


The WOLF Heritage Double Watch Winder with Storage is wonderful for the watch connoisseur whose passion for timepieces demands only the finest accessories. This sleek case with locking cushions features two recessed winders set within a modern, modular frame. The Heritage Winder features a black pebbled faux leather exterior with a locking glass cover secured at the top by a latch that also opens the generous top storage compartment. The grosgrain-lined interior holds up to two more watches, plus a travel case. Additional Features Rotates 900 turns per day 10-second start delay Intermittent rotation with pre-programmed pause and sleep phases Optional 12-hour delay setting Clockwise, counterclockwise, and bi-directional settings Bi-directional doubles the number of turns per day Cuff fits bigger, heavier watches -- up to a 52mm case Locks cuff securely into rotator drum Includes universal AC power adapter Can also run on D/Cell/lithium batteries (sold separately) Dimensions: 12.75W x 7.75D x 8.75H in.. 2 winder modules and 2-watch storage. Black faux-leather and grosgrain. Glass cover with latch closure. Chrome-finished hardware. Travel case can hold an additional 2 watches.


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