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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

Bernard Favre Planet double-axis watch winder

There are several Swiss watch winder brands, and one of the best is Bernard Favre. This brand creates high end watch winders made of beautiful materials. But even more special is the way how they wind an automatic watch.

Bernard Favre Planet watch winder

Bernard Favre’s double-axis Planet watch winders keep your automatic watches wound at an optimal level so that they are ready to wear at a moment’s notice. They look fantastic and are mesmerizing to watch in operation. They are a piece of art.

Unlike many watch winders on the market, the double-axis Bernard Favre Planet does not overwind watches thanks to the nine program options, ensuring an optimal winding setting for any automatic watch. There is even an eye-catching exhibition program if drawing attention to a featured watch is the aim. A concealed switch in base selects programs, while a slot for a USB key allows for loading custom winding programs adapted to your watch’s calibre. This makes the Bernard Favre watch winder a perfect watch winder for those watch collectors with watches from Breitling, Omega, IWC, Patek, Tag Heuer etc etc.

The Bernard Favre Planet double-axis watch winder is made to the highest Swiss standards and features a black sandblasted base with leather option, and with polished, black or gilded stainless steel rotation rings. The quiet, high-efficiency Swiss made motor runs for three months on a single charge on the standard program and is ultra-silent thanks to acous-tically-sealing O-rings in the base. The battery is quickly charged by a simple USB cable and can be left permanently connected. An elegant glass dome both protects the watch from dust and curious hands as well as adding to the mystery of the kinetic ballet within.

Each Bernard Favre watch winder comes with 2 years warranty, manual and adapter. The watch winder is very easy to use, gives a beautiful view on the watch and is made of the best materials. As a real watch collector what do you need more?

You can find the complete Bernard Favre watch winder collection at

31 oct2019

Buben & Zorweg Illusion watch winder

Buben & Zorweg calls it a Masterpiece, a word that perfectly echoes what the Illusion is all about. Within the impressive facade of its towering silhouette, one discovers a fascinating and unusual design that blends cutting edge innovative technology with a fine selection of highest-quality materials. Considered by many as a sculptural piece of modern design in its own right, the Illusion has a hidden purpose that most observers cannot immediately discern. A purpose that might seem like an unexpected illusion capable of playing with one‘s senses!

As is often the case in daily life, there are occasions when one wants to protect certain valuables - watches, jewellery, accessories, or perhaps documents or cash, without the effort of going to a safe. Place it on a desk, in a dressing room or use it as an eye-catcher in the living room just for the pleasure of its owner. It blends in perfectly.  That is, until the hidden safe is unlocked by way of a fingerprint or a transponder chip and the contents rise elegantly upwards as if touched by magic.

With the Illusion, Buben & Zorweg's passion for innovative design finds clear expression in many details, such as the drawers that pivot outwards to one side to present you with their contents. And if one would like to swap a favourite watch during the day? No problem; two or, if prefered, four watch winders in the table safe make it easy to store and select the right choice.

Since its launch, the Illusion has held a presence in the most prestigious and exclusive exhibitions around the world. This illustrious World Tour will now see the Masterpiece exhibited in the esteemed SIAR, the „Salon Internacional de Alta Relojeria“ in Mexico City between the 15th and the 17th of October. From this first-class reference point for Haute Horlogerie events in America, the ILLUSION will then travel to Dusseldorf, Germany, where the newly created Watchtime Dusseldorf exhibition will take place from the 25th to the 27th of October.

26 sep2019