You use a watch winder to provide automatic watches with energy. The watches are wound because the watch winder with watches rotates slowly. The spring in the timepiece is tensioned and when it relaxes the watch starts to run. The use of a watch winder is especially recommended if you have several automatic watches. It is not only easy and convenient but also better for your automatic watches. After all, standing still is a decline. If your watches are satding still for too long and are not worn, this can negatively affect the timepieces.
The watch winder is the most popular accessory for automatic watches. Watch enthusiasts have a watch winder and use it for their favorite watches, which they like to have ready to wear, but also want to protect against the disadvantages of a standstill.
In this blog we write about a watch winder that is suitable for winding 4 automatic watches. What should you pay attention to? What properties should this watch winder have and which brands/models are interesting to take a look at?
Watch winder for 4 automatic watches
If you have a few automatic watches that you like to wear alternately and absolutely do not want to come to a standstill, we definitely recommend using a watch winder. Depending on how many watches you have, you can choose a watch winder that is suitable for winding 4 watches. Choosing the correct size or capacity of the watch winder is an important part, because you do not want to choose a watch winder of which you do not use various rotors or you have too little space to wind watches. We advise to always choose a watch winder that has a little more space than your watch collection is large. For example, if you have 2 automatic watches, choose a watch winder for 3 or even 4 watches. If you have 4 automatic watches, choose a watch winder for 6 watches. Naturally, your purchasing behavior plays a major role. If you have a number of watches and you do not expand the collection, you can buy exactly the capacity you need. But if you know yourself that you sometimes buy a new watch, take into account a slightly larger capacity because then you have more options and you do not have to buy a watch winder with a larger capacity again soon.
It is also useful when the watch winder has extra storage space. Then, in addition to winding your favorite watches, you can also safely store other watches or jewelry in the same place. This is especially useful if you want to keep your watches and jewelry together, and you don't want to waste time if you want to wear your watch and jewelry.
The extra storage space is very useful, for example, for quartz watches that you do not have to wind in the watch winder itself. Always make sure that the storage space is equipped with a soft fabric on the inside so that your watches and jewelry are optimally protected. After all, you don't want your watches and/or jewelry to get small scratches. The extra storage space can be designed in a built-in drawer or a compartment under a lid. This differs per watch winder, as well as the number of watches and jewelry you can store. Of course this depends on the size of the watch winder itself. In a larger watch winder there is often more space for a larger storage space than in a small watch winder.
Desired functions and features
A watch winder for 4 automatic watches must meet a number of criteria. We think it is important that you can wind any automatic watch, regardless of brand or type. It does not matter if you have a Breitling, IWC, Seiko, Tag Heuer or Rolex watch. The watch winder must be able to wind these watches, regardless of the size or weight of the watches. A good watch winder for 4 watches has 2 important features; adjustable direction of rotation and adjustable number of revolutions per day (TPD: turns per day).
Each timepiece inside an automatic watch has a certain number of required revolutions per day (TPD) and gains energy when rotated in a certain direction. The directions of rotation are clockwise, counterclockwise or alternating. With an alternate direction of rotation, the watch is first rotated clockwise and then counterclockwise. The movement inside the automatic watch receives energy in both directions of rotation.
If you want to buy a watch winder for 4 watches, we also advise you to pay attention to the brand. There are many good brands on the market that produce excellent watch winders. However, there are also brands that offer poor quality by using poor motors, moderate materials and cheap labor. The result is that such a watch winder does not wind watches properly and will eventually show defects. Common problems are faulty motors, motors that make a lot of noise or even that the watch winder itself stops working completely. If you then have to send the watch winder to the selling party (perhaps purchased via Ebay, Amazon or Aliexpress), you will lose an amount of shipping costs. Below we discuss 5 watch winders that are suitable for winding 4 watches from brands that deliver excellent quality.
Also pay close attention to the build quality, materials and finish of the watch winder. These aspects largely determine the quality. A good watch winder for 4 watches is made of solid and high-quality materials such as wood, stainless steel, glass or high-quality plastic. For the finish you can think of the lacquer/paint, whether the inside is provided with a soft fabric to protect the watches, a good view of the rotating watches and the design itself. If attention has been paid to these aspects, then you are usually in the right place.
The operation is not entirely unimportant. Many older watch winder brands still have control via rotary buttons or small push buttons. This is old fashioned and outdated. Most modern watch winder models have an LCD or touchscreen. This allows you to operate the watch winder quickly and easily. In addition, it is also much more fun and beautiful.
5 good choices: Benson, Paul Design, Swiss Kubik, Boda Concept and Chronovision.
A good watch winder is unfortunately not cheap. The motors, materials, technology and production simply cost money. But there are a few watch winder brands that offer excellent price/quality. We have each selected one watch winder from these brands, which we believe is an excellent choice. We have selected these watch winders for the capacity of 4 watches, quality, durability and user comfort. Prices vary, but we want to give an impression of different brands and models.
- Benson Black Series 4.16.CF watch winder
This watch winder from Benson actually has everything you need for winding 4 automatic watches. This watch winder has a beautiful design, luxurious appearance and all the possibilities in terms of settings to wind every watch. Each rotor is, as with the watchwinders below, individually adjustable as desired. You can also turn on the built-in LED lighting for a beautiful effect. The modern touchscreen is user-friendly and responds quickly to all instructions. The nice thing about the Benson Black Series 4.16.CF watch winder is the attractive price.
- Paul Design Gentlemen 4 watch winder
The Paul Design Gentlemen 4 watch winder is reasonably compact and stylishly designed. You can set the watch winder using the touchscreen, but also via the remote control. The built-in LED lighting ensures a perfect view of the rotating watches. What is an extra nice feature is the fingerprint system with which you can easily open the watch winder by placing your finger on the sensor.
- Swiss Kubik 4 watch winder
The Swiss brand Swiss Kubik is well known in the watch world. The brand has grown by providing compact designs with Swiss made technology. This technology allows the Swiss Kubik to operate up to 3 years on one set of AA batteries for 4 watches. This is quite unique. The Swiss Kubik 4 watch winder itself has a rather sober design, but is made of high-quality materials. You can choose from many different colors and materials, so you can tailor the watch winder to your interior. With a Swiss Kubik watch winder you buy reliable Swiss quality in a cubist design.
- Boda Concept C4 watch winder
The Boda Concept brand is a relatively unknown player in the watch winding market. But the brand is no less successful. Boda Concept produces very attractive watch winders of excellent quality that actually have all functions for the safe winding of automatic watches. The design has a unique and slightly more traditional style. The watch winders of this brand are very affordable and have Japanese engines. The Boda Concept C4 watch winder is therefore a very good choice.
- Chronovision Ambiance IV watch winder
This is the most luxurious watch winder in the list. The Chronovision Ambiance IV watch winder has a beautiful design. The technique and appearance are very modern. The German engines are durable and virtually silent. If you want a high-quality watch winder for your automatic watches, you can go to Chronovision. The watch winders are all handmade in Sauerland, Germany. Quality and sustainability are at the top of this beautiful brand.
If you are looking for a watch winder for 4 automatic watches, there is plenty of choice. Which watch winder you should buy depends on your style, wishes and budget. Always make sure to choose a watch winder that has all the winding options (direction of rotation and TPD adjustable) and is equipped with modern controls for optimal user comfort. It is important that the watch winder is nicely finished on the inside with soft fabric so that your watches are well protected. Does the watch winder have extra storage space? This is very handy because you can now easily and safely store your other watches and jewelry in the same place.
If you want a watch winder that offers excellent price/quality, the Benson Black Series 4.16.CF and Paul Design Gentlemen 4 are a very good choice. If you have a larger budget, we advise you to view the watch winders from Swiss Kubik and Chronovision. Both brands produce high-end watch winders that offer a little more luxury.
Our advice is not to save on a good watch winder. After all, this winds your precious watches and that must be done properly and safely.
Take a look at our website for the discussed brands. Of course you will find many other brands and models. Would you like advice or do you have a specific question or comment about the blog article above? Please send us an email or give us a call. We are happy to help you.