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The best watch winder brands of 2020

The last 5 years we wrote many articles and blogs about watch winders. Especially about their quality, design and functions. Our intention is to give more information about watch winder brands, their technique, functionality and price/quality ratio. Thereby we like to share news about innovations, fairs and new watch winder models.

The question we often receive is which watch winder brand is the best. The answer is not easy to give. Simply because there are a lot of good brands in different price segments. On the other hand there are also many brands in different price segments which offer not the best quality. To answer the question as good as we can we have listed our most favorite watch winder brands per price segment in this blog article: the best watch winder brands 2020. Hopefully we make your search for a good watch winder a little bit more easy.

Up to 250 euro

This price category has only a few brands which produce really good watch winders. Most watch winders under 250,00 euro are not that good and are sold by Amazon, Ebay or Aliexpress. Nevertheless we know there are a few watch winder brands, with also more expensive watch winders in their collection, that produce good quality watch winders for a fair price. Two brands we want to mention are Benson (Netherlands) and Boda (Hong Kong). These both brands are well known as watch winder brand and we tested several watch winders of them several times. The outcode of our tests is that these watch winders offer a great price/quality ratio.

250-1000 euro

This price segment is probably the most important segment as most watch adepts are able and willing to spend an amount between 250,00 and 1000,00 euro. In this price segment there are many good watch winder brands. We already discussed Benson and Boda Concept, and both these brands offer great watch winders in this price segment also. But we also want to mention Swiss Kubik (Switzerland), RDI (Switzerland), Paul Design (Hong Kong) and Heisse & Söhne (Germany). These brands are quite popular and offer many watch winder models, for example for 2, 4, 6 and 8 automatic watches. These brands all offer durable motors, solid technique and all functions you need to wind any automatic watch.

1000-5000 euro

When you have a nice amount to spend on a watch winder you can choose for absolute quality and great designs. We would like to mention Bernard Favre with their Planet watch winders which offer a unique and special way of winding automatic watches. But also Kunstwinder from the US offers watch winders of a very special kind. They use the best materials and did create beautiful designs which don’t even look as a regular watch winder. They wind all automatic watches in the most unique and spectacular way. Don’t forget Orbita, also based in the US. The Orbita watch winders are very popular in the US and are now getting more and more popular in the rest of the world. With their patented technique (Rotorwind) Orbita offers great value for money. Especially when you look at their beautiful watch winders built-in wooden cabinets.

5000+ euro

There are also watch winder brands which offer watch winders with prices above 5000,00 euro. These brands offer watch winders in very special designs and made of beautiful materials. Mostly these watch winders are hand crafted and have Swiss motors. Orbita watch winders offers several watch winder models above 5000,00 euro, but mostly with a big capacity. For example when you want to wind 24 watches an Orbita watch winder is a great choice as you get a beautiful cabinet to wind all automatic watches together in a great furniture piece.

King of all watch winder brands is Buben & Zörweg from Austria. They have a range of standard watch winders but mostly produce on request of clients with special demands. For example with a built-in safe, gun storage or hidden compartment. They can make everything you like. With all kinds of materials you prefer. Are this common watch winders? No…these watch winders are very special and therefore very expensive. Most watch adepts rather spend their money on a great watch than such a beautiful watch winder.

12 jan2020

The best Swiss Kubik watch winders

Swiss Kubik watch winders are not only famous for their quality and compact design, they also are famous because of their great functionality. Swiss Kubik is a Swiss watch winder brand which produces all models in Switzerland. Therefore every Swiss Kubik watch winder is Swiss made, just like watch brands such as Breitling, Rolex, Oris, Tag Heuer etc etc. Of course it’s nice to have a Swiss made watch winder for your Swiss made automatic watches.

Why do we like Swiss Kubik watch winders? First of all because of their compact designs which makes them handy to use. Even in a safe because they work a long time on a set of batteries. Secondly we like the simple and easy way to use the watch winders. They are suitable for any watch, and because of the availability of larger and smaller watch holders the Swiss Kubik watch winders are suitable for big and small watches.

Swiss Kubik Triple watch winder

The price is important as well. The Swiss Kubik watch winders are not cheap. That’s logical as they are fully made in Switzerland. Thereby they have a Swiss motor which offers a low sound level. The retail prices are fair considering the quality and functionality. Also note that each Swiss Kubik watch winder comes with 3 years of warranty, where other brands mostly provide 2 years.

We have tested many watch winders, but Swiss Kubik is one of our favorites. We have never experienced any defect in all tests we did. They are easy to use and can be placed anywhere in house or in your office. We placed them on our desk for example. We also experienced that the Swiss Kubik service is very good and they have a wide spread dealer network. For example www.watchwinders.com does also sell Swiss Kubik as official dealer. This webshop offers the best Swiss Kubik watch winders, a big collection and quick delivery.

If you want to have a good watch winder for your automatic watches then a Swiss Kubik watch winder is a very good choice. Always buy from an official dealer to have certainty regarding origin, best price and good (after sales) service.

12 dec2019

The best watch winders under 250 euro

You love automatic watches but don’t want to spend a lot of money on a watch winder? We understand your point, as a watch winder is an accessory and your watches are the most important. On the other hand you want to have a good watch winder for a reasonable price. Which watch winders under 250,00 euro are the best?

Cheap watch winders

Under 250,00 euro you can find a lot of watch winders. But are these watch winders all good? The answer is no. We see a lot of watch winders which are offered on platforms such as Amazon, Ebay and Alibaba which are really cheap. These watch winders won’t last for a long time and can even damage your automatic watch as normally they don’t have any overwind protection. Mostly these watch winders have Chinese motors and technique. Cheap yes, but for the long term it’s better that you choose for a real watch winder brand. One of these brands is Benson, based in the Netherlands.

Benson Compact Series watch winders

The new Compact Series from Benson combine all elements you need to safely wind your automatic watches. These watch winders are available for 1 or 2 automatic watches and each rotor can be set individually. Therefore you can select each rotor in terms of direction and TPD (turns per day). The watch holder is suitable for any watch, big or small. The powerful Japanese motors are strong enough to wind even heavy watches. With the LCD panel you can set and control each rotor. The Benson Compact Double watch winders even do have LED light. The Benson Compact Single watch winders do run on mains (adapter) and can function on a set of batteries.

As said there are two models, for 1 or 2 watches, and several colours to choose from. Each Compact watch winder is covered by leather in colours as black, carbon fibre, blue, dark brown and light brown. Benson also introduced a special Holland edition in the Compact single series. Of course you get at least 1 year warranty, adapter and a manual.

Other watch winder brands to consider

You can also look for other brands which could be attractive for you. For example brands as Heisse & Söhne, Paul Design, Spin-R and Designhuette have specific models under 250,00 euro which are good. You can spend you money just once, so compare different models and brands and then decide.

If you have a bit more money to spend the above brands also do offer suitable watch winders. These models often have more functions and a more luxurious design. A good watch winder doesn’t have to expensive, Benson proves this, but cheap watch winders (often white label) with a lot of Chinese technique are not the watch winders we recommend.

18 nov2019