A watch winder is a device used to keep an automatic watch running when not worn. How much do you know about watch winders? You may want to understand the relevant considerations before buying it.
NEW YORK, NY, May 07, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Watch stoppages can be a nuisance, and frequent manual winding can wear and tear on your watch. No matter how many watches you have, they should not be left stationary for long. Automatic mechanical watches rely on the oscillation of the automatic rudder to drive the gears to wind the watch. When you have multiple mechanical watches, these can easily stop. The process of winding a watch can be simulated mechanically, so watch winders have become a necessity for many watch enthusiasts.
How to choose a watch winder for your watches?
Self-rotating meter – This open type of self-rotating meter has the advantage of being completely anti-magnetic, allowing several watch winders at the same time, and being simple to use. But it is not dustproof and inaesthetic, generally used by watch repair stores.
Box – Most watch enthusiasts use the box, which is dustproof and aesthetic.
Cabinet – Generally used by collectors who have many watches. It is powerful, but the price is usually higher.
Watch winders come in different sizes, and one of the first things you should look at before buying one is the size of your collection. How many watches do you have and how many of those have an automatic movement? You can choose different watch positions according to your needs, usually 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, etc. If you have many collections, you can also customize the watch winder with more slots.
Watch winders are available in various materials. For example, our JQUEEN watch winders are made of ebony, bamboo, leather, etc. They are all very environmentally friendly, corrosion-resistant, and insect resistant. There are also different distinctions between motors. Motors made in Japan or Germany are widely appreciated. JQUEEN watch winders use high-quality upgraded Japanese Mabuchi motors, which is a well-known brand for manufacturing precision motors. These motors control the noise below 10db, and even if you put it in your bedroom, it can also offer you an extremely quiet experience.
4. TPD and Rotation
TPD is the number of turns per day. You need to purchase a watch winder that matches your watch revolutions and direction of rotation, which is depending on your watch settings. The winder will also have different modes to fit your watch, for example, most JQUEEN watch winders have 5 modes.
Mode1 – OFF.
Mode2 – Clockwise for 2 minutes and stop for 13 minutes. 12 hours on, 12 hours off. （TPD 900)
Mode3 – Counter-Clockwise for 2 minutes and stop for 13 minutes. 12 hours on, 12 hours off. (TPD 900)
Mode4 – Turn forward for 2 minutes, stop for 18 minutes. Reverse for 2 minutes stop for 18 minutes. 12 hours on, 12 hours off. (TPD 650)
Mode5 – Turn forward for 4 minutes, stop for 28 minutes. Reverse for 4 minutes stop for 28 minutes. 12 hours on, 12 hours off. (TPD 900)
We also have some watch winders with 10 modes to accommodate different watches.
Button or knob – It is the most common kind of watch winder for sale, the button or knob has several rotation modes, the number of turns and rests time setting is relatively single and simple, and the price ranges from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, the difference is mostly imports of material workmanship, etc. However, because it can not be timed, and the mode of rotation is very single, it does not achieve a very accurate winding.
Button regulation (with LED display) – With LED display and regulation by push button, this kind of watch winder is more high-end. It can set the number of revolutions of the watch for a day and can set how many hours apart it will continue to rotate, more similar to how we normally wear our watches and can offer a variety of rotation modes. These features, can be more effective in reducing unnecessary wear and tear on the movement.
USB – Among the professional-grade watch winders, there is also one that is connected to a computer equipped with a USB interface to set the operation of the watch winder through operating software and more advanced ones that can be controlled with an APP on a cell phone. Depending on the watch, it can be set to specific modes of operation, and the more advanced ones can even run automatically by simply entering their movement model.
At present, there are many brands of watch winders on the market and the quality is uneven, buying low-quality watch winders is more harmful than not using them. If you need a good value watch winder, JQUEEN single watch winder is your best choice. If you need a multi-watch winder, we recommend you take a look at our storage series.
Rotation direction – You must choose a rotation direction that matches your watch so that it can perform its function.
Angle – The tilt angle of the watch position is also essential. Too much tilt may cause the watch to be placed unstably.
Pillow – We’ve heard accounts of the cushions and holders of some winders stretching out the bracelet or leather strap of a watch. If it’s a cushion or pillow, make sure it’s plush enough to not overly expand your watch band. Spring-loaded holders are slightly better about this, as they’ll provide enough tension to hold the watch in place, without stretching it out.
Portability – Will you leave the watch winder at home, or will you bring it with you when you travel? If you want to take it with you wherever you travel, it will be better if you buy a battery-powered watch winder.
When you decide to buy a watch winder, you need to pay attention to its category, slot, TPD, rotation, form, etc. Hope this article can help you. If you want to see more models of watch winders, you can take a look at JQUEEN, we provide a full range of services for you.
1. What is a watch winder?
A watch winder is usually a case equipped with a motor for the automatic winding of high-end mechanical watches. The watch winder is equipped with a miniature motor, powered by a battery or an external power source, which can be controlled by a gearshift and a switch. This case is equipped with a small rotatable dial that is slowly rotated by the micro-motor so that the mechanical watch can be wound automatically by simply placing it on the dial.
2. Do I need a watch winder?
A watch winder is recommended for perpetual calendars with complicated construction or annual calendar watches with complicated adjustments. If you don’t get enough exercise during the day or have more than one watch, you are also advised to get a watch winder to wind your watch at night so that you can wear it whenever you choose.
3. Can a watch winder damage a watch?
Generally no. Set the correct winding direction and the number of revolutions per day according to the movement, without causing damage to the mechanical watch. A common misconception is that the winder keeps the watch mainspring fully wound and that damage could be caused by constantly feeding energy into it. This is incorrect on a couple of counts. Simply make sure the winder is compatible with your watch, and the rate at which it rotates can be adjusted, and you will be fine.
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