The best watch winder for a Rolex watch
Rolex is one of the most appealing watch brands in the world. Almost everyone knows the watch brand. The brand exudes success, class and craftsmanship. Almost all Rolex watches are equipped with a Swiss made automatic movement. When an automatic watch is stopped, you have to reset the time, date and/or other functions and manually wind the watch so that it runs again. You can do this by winding the watch via the crown or by gently shaking it back and forth. After this you can wear the watch again, which gives the movement inside the watch energy by your own daily movement.
An automatic movement is beautiful and one of the purest forms in watch technology. But when a Rolex watch is stopped you not only have to set the time correctly again, it also ensures that the oil in the movement is not distributed properly. In the longer term, this can cause damage to the movement because the oil functions as a kind of lubricant between all moving parts.
The solution for a stationary Rolex watch is a watch winder. A watch winder, the name says it all, winds the watch. By rotating gently, the automatic movement inside the watch gets energy, which keeps the watch running. A watch winder is not only good for the durability of automatic watches, it is also a very handy accessory. Especially if you have multiple automatic watches. Placing your watches in a watch winder keeps them neatly excited and running on time. This allows you to wear any watch immediately when you want, without having to wind the watch and reset it in time, date or, for example a moon phase.
A Rolex watch deserves the best. You do not want to stop your Rolex watch, but rather wind it safely and beautifully in a good watch winder. Imagine your beautiful Rolex watches rotating in a beautiful watch winder that offers all the functionalities to optimally wind your watch in style. In this blog article we write about the best watch winders for Rolex watches. Which watch winder features suit a Rolex watch? What does a good watch winder for a Rolex watch cost?
You want the best for your Rolex watch. You definitely do not want a cheap watch winder that does not offer the quality and functionalities to wind your watch safely. In this article we will not consider all cheap watch winders.
Good quality watch winder motors
A good quality watch winder offers strong motors of Japanese, German or Swiss origin. Rolex watches often have a slightly higher weight than a standard automatic watch. A strong durable motor can handle this weight better and will rotate more smoothly and remain of good quality in the long term. For example, the Japanese motors of the Dutch brand Benson meet these criteria. These watch winders easily wind an automatic Rolex watch.
Adjustable direction of rotation
In addition, the watch winder must have the right functionalities to wind your Rolex watch. In other words, the watch must be able to rotate clockwise, counterclockwise and alternately. Sometimes the movement inside the watch is wound clockwise, another movement counter clockwise. If a Rolex watch has to be wound clockwise, it will not get any energy if you set the watch winder counter clockwise. With a watch winder that can rotate clockwise and counter clockwise, you are always good.
Adjustable number of revolutions per day
The next important feature is that you can set the number of revolutions per day (TPD: turns per day). Automatic watches often have a different minimum number of revolutions per day that they need to obtain energy. For example, most Rolex watches require at least 600-650 TPD. If you run the watch winder on 400 or 500 TPD the watch will not receive any energy. The watch will then stop. Almost all good watch winders offer you the choice to set a watch with 600, 900, 1200, 1500 and 1800 TPD. Together with the adjustable direction of rotation (clockwise, counter clockwise and alternating) you have all the options to wind an automatic watch.
Good quality watch winders that have an adjustable direction of rotation and an adjustable number of revolutions per day are for example Paul Design, Benson and Heisse & Söhne. These brands have very good watch winders with an almost unique price/quality ratio. With these brands you buy an excellent watch winder for a Rolex watch between 500 and 2000 euros. The price depends on the number of watches you want to wind; the capacity of the watch winder.
Extra interesting features
Various watch winder brands offer all kinds of nice extras. You can think of a power winding function that provides your automatic watches with energy in a short time. This feature is included in all Benson Smart-Tech II and Benson Black Series watch winders. But you also have Paul Design watch winders with a fingerprint system so that you can open the watch winder with your fingerprint to access your watches. Chronovision from Germany produces watch winders that you can operate with an app via your mobile phone. Convenient and fun! Swiss Kubik produces watch winder that last up to 3 years on a set of batteries. This is handy and ideal if you like to store your watch in a safe. The American brand Orbita has a patented system in which watches do not rotate but are gently shaken.
Each brand has its own nice extras, but the most important thing to wind your Rolex watch properly and safely are adjustable direction of rotation and adjustable TPD. Both functions wind up any automatic watch, regardless of brand or model.
If you think it is important that the watch winder looks good, there is plenty of choice! Most watch enthusiasts place their watch winder in the bedroom, living room or office. Then it is important that the watch winder has a nice design. You want it to fit nicely into your interior. There is a choice of modern and classic designs. For example, Orbita is more classic and Benson more modern. Also consider the color of the watch winder, so that it fits well with your interior. Nowadays there are watch winders in all kinds of colors such as black, white, carbon fiber, wood, red, blue, etc. etc. There is plenty of choice!
In terms of design, we want to highlight one brand. Bernard Favre from Switzerland produces very special watch winders that rotate completely on their axis. These Planet watch winders from this brand are among the most special watch winders in the world. Winding the watches in a Bernard Favre watch winder is a feast for the eyes. This brand actually offers more than just winding a watch, it offers a unique spectacle that is a fantastic sight.
Rolex watch winder prices
Watch winders come in all shapes and sizes. The price is determined by the brand, design, motors and functions. You pay more for a Swiss brand than for a German or Dutch brand. Not so much because they offer better quality, but more because it is Swiss. You can also see this with Swiss watch brands. You pay for the fact that it is Swiss and has a certain appearance.
You buy an excellent watch winder for a Rolex watch from +- 500 euros. From this price, brands offer good quality motors, various functions to wind up every automatic watch and often also a beautiful design. If you choose a functional watch winder and if the design and brand are not so important, you will certainly succeed for 500 euros. Would you like a watch winder that looks very cool, has several extras and is also Swiss, then you quickly end up with Swiss Kubik or Bernard Favre. Are you looking for a watch winder for a collector that offers everything you could wish for? Then the American brand Orbita is a good choice. This brand offers Swiss technique, beautiful designs and patented winding technique. You then buy a fantastic watch winder that wind your Rolex watches in style.
If you are looking for a watch winder that can wind your Rolex watch safely and professionally, there are various brands that offer an excellent watch winder. Above we have mentioned various brands that you will certainly succeed. A good Rolex watch winder starts from +-500 euros. After all, you want quality for your beautiful and precious watch. Cheap becomes quickly expensive, and especially with a Rolex watch you don't want to take any chances.
Have a look on our website at the brands discussed. Do you have any questions or comments? We are happy to help you. With over 15 years of experience in winding technology and as an official dealer of more than 12 brands, we can provide you with excellent advice. In addition, we have almost all watch winders in stock so that we can quickly provide you with a beautiful watch winder for your Rolex watch.