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Why do you want a watch winder?

Do you recognize the feeling in the morning when you take your favorite automatic watch and then see it does stand still? You have to wind it, set the time and date and then you're ready to go. The thing is that you have to open the crown every time to adjust the time, date and other functions. The crown is one of the most weak parts of an automatic watch which can easily get loose or even break off. The repair costs are not low and you will be missing your watch for a time. The better that there is a solution; a watch winder.

A watch winder is an accessory which winds up your automatic watch, or even more automatic watches if you have. The watch winder does simulate the movement of the wrist and is therefore a very safe and good watch accessory to make sure your automatic watch never stands still. When you wake up you just take your watch out of the watch winder and start wearing it. There is no need to wind the movement and adjust the time, date or any other function. You're good to go. 

Boda Concept watch winder

A watch winders doesn't only safe time and makes sure you don't have to pull out the crown all the time. It's also very handy to prevent wear. Because of the winding it keeps all parts inside the movement of the watch in good condition. You can compare it with a car. If you place the car in a garage and you never drive it you will experience many (costly) repairs. When you drive it regularly and you maintain it well you can enjoy it for many years. It's the same with a watch, which has many parts. 

When you decide to buy a watch winder it's important that you know which brands are good, what your budget is and how many watches you want to wind. There are several good watch winder shops, a good example is Watchwinders.com. This shop has more than 15 years experience, ships world wide, is official dealer of many brands and you can pay with different payment methods. 

3 aug2019

Benson Black Series watch winders still going strong

Watch winders are available from different brands, in different styles, capacities and designs. A good watch winder is reliable, almost silent and winds all types of automatic watches. A good example of a brand which combines all elements you need is Benson. This brand from The Netherlands has grown seriously the last years with a network of more than 250 positions of sales. Mostly high end jewellers with a passion for automatic watches, for example from IWC, Breguet, Panarai, Omega, Breitling, Rolex etc etc. Owners of these watches often use a watch winder to wind their watch collection. It's not only a handy accessory, it also looks very good and ensures the durablity of the watches. 

Benson Black Series 8.16.CF watch winder

The most important and popular series from Benson is the Black Series. This series of watch winders can be described as modern, high end and affordable. This great combination explains the success of Benson worldwide. The Benson Black Series watch winders are suitable to wind any automatic watch, regardless brand or model. Each watch winder offers the function to set the exact rotor to wind an individual watch. You can choose the winding direction and number of turns per day (TPD). Also you can select the power winding modus or turn on/off the LED light. Watching the watches rotate in this light is a beautiful sight. 

Compared to other watch winder brands the Benson Black Series watch winders offer an unique price/quality ratio. The reliable technique, adjustable watch holders and extra storage compartment are important extra's which make the Benson watch winders so appreciated by watch collectors. As Benson also produces for some Swiss and German watch brands they exactly know what an automatic watch needs to wind if safely. A new aspect of Benson is that they also offer the watch winder modules which can be built-in a safe, cabinet or drawer. This allows the watch collector to create its own design with the Benson watch winders. 

When you say Benson Black Series you say quality. Quality is next to functionality the most important aspect at Benson. All Benson Black Series watch winders come with a 2 year warranty. Thereby there are all over the world distributors and repair centres to perform after sales. 

Are you looking for a high end watch winder which winds your automatic watches? Then you certainly must take a look at the Benson watch winders and their Black Series in particular. You won't be disappointed! 

3 jul2019

What makes or brakes a watch winder? Part 2

There are watch winders in all kind of sizes, styles and price categories. But buying the right watch winder is not easy. Till now. In this blog article we inform you about what characteristics of a watch winder are important. Because we all want to have a watch winder which winds any automatic watch perfectly, is easy to use, looks good and is affordable.

Bernard Favre Planet watch winder

Motor and gearbox

The most important parts of a watch winder are the motor and the gearbox. The motor and gearbox work together and makes sure the rotation of the cup with watch holder is smooth and the most silent as possible. It’s important to buy a watch winder with a good motor and gearbox. With a low quality motor and gearbox you can experience defects and an increase of the sound level. A durable motor and gearbox will last for years and make sure any automatic watch is wound. Good motors are made in Japan, Germany and Switzerland.

Materials and parts

Next to the motor and gearbox the use of materials and parts is important. The parts must be durable, strong and suitable to use every day. For example the watch holder and control panel must be reliable as you use both it a lot. The better the materials, the better the parts. We prefer watch winders with stainless steel, wooden exterior and glass. Wood absorps the sound and is durable. Glass is stronger than plastic and looks much better, and gives the watch winder a more luxe appearance. We see a lot of watch winder brands still using cheap materials. It all looks nice, but when you start using it you will notice the lack of quality and often these parts go defective. Sometimes these parts cannot be replaced or fixed. When there is no warranty left after 1 or 2 years…what can you do? It’s better to spend a little more money and make sure the watch winder is made of proper materials and durable parts.

Pricing

A watch winder is a device with a motor, gearbox and electronics. The exterior is made of wood, glass, metal or aluminium. All these parts and materials together must be a harmony to give years of pleasure of the watch winder. Therefore we advise to choose a good brand, durable motor and gearbox combination and of course a reliable seller which sells well know brands. Pricing is of course very important. The price of a watch winder depends on the motor and gearbox, materials and origin of the device. For example Swiss watch winders are mostly more expensive than watch winders made in Germany, Italy, US or China. Because of the Swiss made label. Are these Swiss watch winders better than watch winders made in these other countries? Not always. Also in these other countries they produce very good watch winders, even in China.

Please note that cheap watch winders mostly don’t give the pleasure you expect. Spending a bit more money is wise. We always say that you can buy a fine watch winder from 150 euro (single watch winder). When you want a watch winder with a bigger capacity then the price will automatically rise. Also when you prefer a watch winder made of very nice materials, which has a special design or is made by hand, the price will raise. Always ask the question; is my watch winder ment just for winding my watch(es) or do I need the watch winder also to be an eye catcher? An watch winder as eye catcher will always cost more….

One last advise; always buy at a watch winder specialist

24 jun2019