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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.


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

Buben & Zorweg wins the German Brand Award!

For the third consecutive time, Buben & Zorweg has been awarded the prestigious German Brand Award, a competition organised by the German Brand Institute, a foundation that aims to strengthen the importance of German brands in the highly-competitive national and international markets.

This year's participation and remarkable prize attribution followed an extraordinary 2017 and 2018 when Buben & Zorweg also won the top award in the Luxury category for "Industry Excellence in Branding".

The continuous pursuit of excellence in design, craftsmanship, and cutting edge technological know-how was, thus, again recognised by the panel of 45 experts in brand management and brand science, who take it upon themselves every year to handle the difficult task of selecting the very best among the elite of global German brands.

Additionally, one must bear in mind that as well as last year, but this time in Munich, Buben & Zorweg was ranked 27th by Ernst & Young among the "Best 30 German Luxury Brands". A recognition that placed Buben & Zorweg alongside such world-renowned German brands as Montblanc, Porsche, BMW, Leica, A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte Original, Bulthaup, and Wempe.

So, will 2019 be another exceptional year of acknowledgement regarding the world leader and creator of inbuilt, multifunctional luxury safes and watch winders? The prize received this last 6th of June by the Head of International Marketing Michael Arnsteiner, and Florian vom Bruch, CEO of Buben & Zorweg, at the Berlin Telekom Hauptstadtrepräsentanz, is unequivocally a good omen!

14 jun2019