Are you finding that your luxury watch collection is beginning to grow so fast that you don’t have the time to wind them all? Or do you keep forgetting to wind your watch before putting it on? Perhaps you need a convenient place to store your favourite timepieces? No matter the reason, Blowers’ collection of premium watch winders could be the ideal solution for you.
What Does a Watch Winder Do?
A watch winder is a device designed to automatically wind your watch. This is achieved via the device slowly rotating your watch within a case. This process acts to wind the watch, saving you from needing to manually wind before wearing it out.
A watch winder is particularly beneficial for a person with multiple watches they regularly choose between, as it ensures they are wound before use.
What are the Benefits of a Watch Winder
Owning a watch winder can have significant benefits for any watch lover, these benefits include:
- Saving you time from manually winding
- Guaranteeing mechanisms are properly lubricated and working
- Providing space to store your timepieces
- Another method for displaying your watches
- Minimising risk of scratches when storing
How to Choose a Watch Winder
The market for watch winders has massively grown in recent years. There are all manner of different makes and brands of winders available today — all with different pros, cons, and features. Ultimately choosing the watch winder for you depends on your personal preference. Does the aesthetic of your watch winder matter? How many watches do you wish to wind/store at one time?
When selecting a watch winder, it is also important to look at the technical specification. This includes the Turns Per Day (TPD) of the device, as well as the period of latency between winds.
Why Purchase a Watch Winder from Blowers Jewellers
We have made a name for ourselves as one of the most trustworthy buyers and sellers of luxury watches in the country and beyond. We feel passionately that an honest, transparent service that puts the customer first is the most important aspect of any service — and we feel exactly the same when it comes to suggesting key accessories.
Blowers Jewellers would never recommend any accessory, such as a watch winder or alternative strap if we didn’t think it was necessary and beneficial to the upkeep and enjoyment of owning your luxury timepieces.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will a Watch Winder Ruin my Watch?
A watch winder should be unable to ruin or damage your watch. Despite common misconception, the winder movements are there to merely keep the mainspring of your watch wound, exactly as it would be if it were on your wrist. It may be possible, were you to purchase a poor quality watch winder that the watch could be affected, which is why it’s important to purchase one from a reputable seller.
How Long can a Watch be on a Winder?
You can leave your watch in a winder for as long as necessary. The purpose of the winder is to rotate and wind your watch only when needed. Despite being a common concern, the winder cannot ‘overwind’ your watch. Many people like to use their watch winder as a convenient, useful method of storing and displaying their favourite timepieces.
How Often does a Watch Winder Rotate?
The amount and duration a watch winder will rotate is based on its Turns Per Day (TPD) setting. TPD dictates how many turns the winder will make in a day. Generally, a watch winder will spread its turns across the entire day, turning for a set amount in an hour before resting. This is to ensure maximum efficiency and torque.
Barrington vs WOLF Watch Winders: Which is the Best?
As two leading names in the field, the question of Barrington vs WOLF watch winders is common. As the more affordable option, many assume Barrington to be inferior. However, the Barrington package is excellent value for money. On the other hand, WOLF watch winders are the premium in the field and often have additional features unavailable in Barrington alternatives. This includes more control, a quieter motor, and more premium materials.
Ultimately, the question of Barrington or WOLF watch winders is based entirely on what you as the customer want out of your winder.