You've spent the time and hard earned money on your watch collection so do yourself the due diligence and get the appropriate accessories for your time pieces.
Whether you've spent tens of dollars or thousands of dollars on your automatic watch collection, you probably have more than one watch. Your watch collection may consist of more than one automatic watch, hence the need for an accessory that not only stores and displays your watches, but keeps them wound at all times, ready to be put on.
Automatic watch winders are the correct choice for an accessory if you own one or more watches.
Why have a winder if you only have one watch? Well, if you don't already know, automatic watches operate from your wrists movement, and extended periods of time not moving, or wearing your watch will cause it to wind down, and stop. This results inconveniences in winding the watch when you wear it, and setting the time and date.
If you own more than one automatic watch, this becomes even more of an inconvenience. For obvious aesthetic reasons and generally accepted sense of style, a person does not wear more than one wrist watch on their body. Imagine wearing a watch on each wrist??? What a sight that would be. Now, with that being said, you should store your watches in an automatic watch winder, keeping your watches operating at all times and ready for the occasion. Deciding on a watch winder that is right for you takes a little bit of time, and some information.
Automatic watch winders range from single unit winders with no storage to multiple unit winders with different types of storages. Depending on your collection, and expected collection requirements, you should choose a winder with the appropriate capacity and design. You should choose a winder that is not only nice to the eye, but consider other factors especially if you are buying it as a gift for someone else. Things to consider include where it will be placed, other furniture in the room and the size of the unit. Don't go by the looks of a winder, look at the description for specific dimensions!
To some people, noise may be an issue if they keep it in a quiet place, if the description does not specify, ask the seller how noisy the unit is or what technology is used to reduce noise.
In addition acting as a watch winder, some units have the capacity to store additional watches or jewelry. When you purchase your winder, consider whether you have jewelry or accessories you would like to store with the watches, or maybe your husband or wife has jewelries that require storage.
Another thing to note with winders are the rotation programs. When shopping for a winder, be sure you review the details pertaining to the winding program for that unit. Automatic watches require different rotation lengths and directions dependent on the movement used with the watch and the watch design. Check with your watch instruction manual, manufacturer or local jeweler regarding your specific watches winding requirements. For the most part, a winder should be able to rotate bi-directionally with a resting period. This is to ensure that your watches will not be winding constantly resulting in damages to the watch movement.
Although there may be additional considerations when buying a winder, this pretty much covers the main points. Regardless of your choice, we hope you find the perfect accessory for yourself, or gift for someone else! This concludes the guide and we will be posting more guides as soon as we can!