Watches are my passion – and through the great pleasure to store my beloved automatic or handwound watches in luxurious boxes I have created a passion for watch winders.
On this website I want to share great insights into the world of watch winders that will help you enjoy your precious timepieces even more.
First up : my introduction to watch winders
Watch winders are machines with a simple however essential task to carry out for watch owners: making sure that automatic (or self-winding) watches have sufficient energy for their drive by creating consistent and steady movement. However that’s not all watch winders can do. The selection of designs, sizes, designs and functions of available watch winders is as filled with range as the watch winders themselves. Watch winders can be distinguished based on their functions as well as their design (stand-up or integrated) and form of presentation (program window, box, cabinet).
For collectors and dealers of self-winding watches, it is essential that all of their watches run all the time. Of course, a watch that has stopped can be rewound and the date corrected, but needing to do that for more than two watches can be a very time-consuming task.
A watch winder takes care of this potential inconvenience. The watches are strapped into an unique brace or a box. An electric motor (powered by a battery or adapter) ensures that the winder turns constantly and with enough movement to keep the watch injury. This protects, in specific, delicate self-winding watches from being harmed through irregular use. The continuous rotation likewise enables you to keep an eye on the precision of the equipments and ensure that models with a perpetual calendar are prepared to utilize and set to the appropriate date even when they have not been worn for a prolonged time period. Watch winders can differ substantially even in these standard functions. While easy or more budget friendly designs are equipped with a single motor, high-end watch winders feature a separate motor for each watch. In the premier class, each motor also enables the rotational instructions and the number of rotations to be set by the user, given that not all self-winding watches are wound through bi-directional rotation. Elegant lighting of some watches, or all the watches, is a quality function discovered in many watch winders.
Another crucial role of the watch winder is to use an appropriate and premium presentation of valuable pieces of fashion jewelry. Watch winders made from quality materials, including great woods, are particularly well suited for showcasing important watches. Dealers and makers can decorate their products through such presentations, while watch enthusiasts can use the right watch winder to highlight their collection and express their appreciation of their watches.
Other additional functions assist owners, collectors, and sellers of self-winding watches in keeping and keeping their collections. For instance, premium watch winders have separately configurable sleep functions. These functions put the watch winder to sleep, which simulates the everyday rhythm of the watch user. The sleep function also assists in saving energy during the night and on weekends. The optional fast-wind feature likewise guarantees that the wrist watches in the watch winder receive a minimum level of energy. This function is useful and very beneficial, particularly after the winder has been out of use for a prolonged amount of time (throughout transport, power outage). An automatic stop function can likewise be discovered in some watch winders that are designed to display watches. The electrical motor immediately turns off when specific watch boxes are opened. This allows the watch to be quickly taken out so it can be used, or simply admired. Additionally, watch winders with locks are a benefit for watch stores and antique dealerships.
Some companies, such as Buben & Zorweg (which you can tell I admire), make high-end, multiple-watch winders which can be incorporated into spaces such as walk-in wardrobes and safe spaces. The case includes a Buben & Zorweg clock on top and offers individual winders for either 26 or 44 watches. To keep the watches safe, the leading and bottom portions utilize code-operated electronic locks.
And if even a locked winder box doesn’t supply enough assurance to a collector, a few business will even use a tailored, high-tech safe for saving those precious wrist watches (in addition to jewelry and other prized possessions) in addition to keeping them wound. One of these is California-based, family-owned-and-operated Brown Safe, which builds a luxury watch-and-jewelry safe called the Chronos (listed below), the first safe to be built completely of near-impregnable military-grade ballistic armor. In addition to its several winding panels, the Chronos integrates advanced innovations– such as biometric finger print entry, GPS anti-theft systems, and a multi-sensor alarm with home-automation combination– to guarantee an unmatched level of security.
Watch winders for a lower budget can also bring the desired results. Be advised that they will of course not have the premium materials that winders for multiple thousands of dollars use, but they will bring a luxury feel with them at a reasonable price.