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Reasons not to buy a budget watch winder

Posted on 23 July 2020 at 10:51 AM

You have probably heard someone telling about a watch winder. Perhaps a friend who likes automatic watches or a colleague who has bought one. But what exactly is a watch winder? The answer is simple; A watch winder is a device that provides the automatic watch with energy by rotating one or more automatic watches, so that it continues to run. For this, the watch does not stop and you do not have to wind it manually and reset the time and date.

A watch winder is the number 1 accessory for automatic watches. The device is not only very handy because you never have to set the time and functions of the watch again, it also ensures optimal preservation of your automatic watches. The oil remains well distributed among the parts of the timepiece inside the watch. In addition, you no longer have to open the crown to manually wind the watch and reset the time when it is standing still. The crown is one of the most vulnerable parts of a watch. In other words, using a watch winder has many advantages. Advantages valued by real watch fans and watch collectors. A real watch enthusiast who owns automatic watches certainly has a watch winder! Brands such as Swiss Kubik, Benson, Bernard Favre and Orbita are world famous, and wind watches from brands such as IWC, Rolex, Breitling, Omega, Tag Heuer and Panerai well and safely.

Different types of watch winders

Watch winders come in all shapes and sizes. The differences between brands are large. You can think of the design, the amount of watches that fit in it, color, materials and operation. In addition, there are large price differences. In short, there are many different types of watch winders. There are also many different brands, which come from various countries. Good watch winders are produced in the Netherlands, Germany, the US, Switzerland and Italy. Watch winders are also made in cheap production countries. Are these always of bad quality? No, but you have to be careful and be well informed. Cheap can quickly become expensive and you prefer not to take risks with your automatic watches, right?

What do you have to pay attention to if you want a watch winder to wind your automatic watches properly and safely? In this blog we write why you would rather not buy a budget watch winder. We substantiate why this type of watch winders is normally not a good purchase.

Budget watch winders

It is important to first determine what a budget watch winder is. A budget watch winder is a watch winder that is made of less good materials and where minimal time and care has been taken to assemble it properly. The result is a cheap watch winder that does not have the qualities you need to safely supply automatic watches with energy. The producer is often not interested to produce a good quality product that you can enjoy for many years. The producer is committed produce a low-end product from which he can earn money quickly and easily.

Budget watch winders are relatively easy to find on Ebay, Amazon and Aliexpress. You actually recognize them immediately. Most budget watch winders offered are not from a brand, or the brand is unknown and insignificant. In addition, the price is often too good to be true, especially compared with well know watch winder brands. Yet the producers of budget watch winders often manage to create a nice design to mislead the consumer. You have the idea that you buy a good watch winder, because it looks good, while the quality is absolutely disappointing.

Most budget watch winders are made of plastic or fake wood. In addition, Chinese motors are often used that eventually produce a lot of noise or even stop functioning completely. In addition, watch winders from, for example, Aliexpress are not really intended for the European market. The devices are produced according to Chinese standards, where we in Europe have stricter guidelines for products in terms of materials, quality and safety.

Make no mistake, budget watchwinders are also offered in Europe and are produced in China, Taiwan, Vietnam or Indonesia. There are many small jewelers and web shops that offer such watch winders. Of course, the above written above also applies. So make sure you buy a good watch winder of a well know and respected brand from an official dealer who can also provide you with advice and warranty should a defect occur.

Disadvantages budget watch winder

What are the disadvantages of a budget watch winder? First of all, you should think about problems with winding your automatic watch. Most watch winders have all the functionalities you need to wind a watch, regardless of brand or model. A budget watch winder obviously does not have all the options and usually only has one preset mode that is absolutely not suitable for winding every automatic watch. Often the watch winder is set to 900 TPD clockwise. This works for a large part of the automatic watches, but certainly not for all watches. If you just have a watch that needs a different TPD (turns per day) or a different direction of rotation, you cannot use the watch winder for that specific watch. The will simply not get any energy via the budget watch winder. Watch winders with good functionality can be found, for example, at Swiss Kubik or Orbita.

Another important disadvantage of a budget watch winder is that they are equipped with cheap Chinese motors. These motors consume a relatively large amount of power, are often noisy and have the property of not being particularly durable. Since the motors are one of the most important parts of a watch winder, the lack of durability of the watch winder as a whole is therefore a fact. You better choose a watch winder with Japanese motors, for example from the Dutch brand Benson, or from Paul Design that comes from the United Kingdom.

Budget watch winders are often unbranded and are not supported by existing brands in terms of parts and repair. If you have a defect in your watch winder, parts are not or hardly available. Actually, the watch winder has become virtually useless. With respected brands you can always go back for repair or replacement parts, so you can repair the watch winder even after the warranty has expired. This allows you to enjoy the device for a much longer time. Most well-known brands have a dealer network in Europe, Asia and the USA. This saves you a lot of time, annoyance and shipping costs.

But perhaps the most important is the safety of a watch winder. It is an electronic device that you want to use with confidence. Because budget watch winders do not spend a lot of time and money on good parts and materials safety is not the producer's greatest priority. This while a watch winder should not only be safe for your automatic watches, but especially for you and your environment.

As a final drawback, we would like to talk about the warranty. With the above in mind, you have a good chance that you will soon have to make a claim under warranty. Given the level of quality and durability of the watch winder, you should not bet on a good service from the manufacturer. If you still want to send the defective watch winder to the manufacturer in China or another country in Asia, take a look at the shipping rates. The shipping costs can turn out to be an unpleasant surprise. Cheap then quickly becomes expensive.

Is every budget watch winder of poor quality?

We'll say exceptions confirm the rule. Not every budget watch winder is of poor quality. There are a few brands that manage to offer a reasonable quality watch winder for a very low price. However, these watch winders definitely do not achieve the degree of quality, finish, durability and low noise for the brands described above.

If you want a good watch winder for your automatic watches, you must be prepared to spend at least 150 euros on this. For this amount, as a minimum, you buy a watch winder for 1 automatic watch with a Japanese motor. For example the Benson Compact watch winder. This model is compact, simply designed and works on batteries and mains power. If you want more luxury, you can check the popular Smart-Tech II and Black Series watch winders at Benson.


Do you want a good quality watch winder? Then you will also have to pay for it. Good watch winders are not cheap. A watch winder that does offer quality and has good functionality to wind every automatic watch costs something. However, there are several brands that offer good watch winders for a relatively low and attractive price. Brands such as Boda Concept, Benson, Paul Design and also Heisse & Söhne. All brands where you can buy a great watch winder without having to pay a big amount. 

In any case, what we advise you in your search for a watch winder is to ignore budget watch winders from Amazon, Aliexpress and Ebay. These do not offer the quality that a good watch winder has so that you can enjoy it for years. In addition, you do not want a product for your watch collection that actually does more harm than good.

If your budget is limited and you still want a watch winder for a low amount, take a look at the Benson Compact watch winders. These watch winders offer everything you need, have good motors from Japan and wind every automatic watch without any problems. These models are available from € 169 for one watch, and from € 249 for two watches. Is this still above your budget? Our advice, save a little while for a watch winder that has everything you need and that is definitely a better choice than a budget watch winder in terms of durability and functionality.

Paul Design Gentlemen watch winders

Posted on 18 July 2020 at 11:25 AM

Are you looking for a very good quality watch winder, but you don't want to pay too much? Then take a look at the beautiful collection of the Paul Design brand. This is a relatively young watch winder brand from the United Kingdom. The man behind Paul Design watch winders is Paul Chen, a craftsman with years of experience in this field. He knows how to produce reliable and durable watch winders at a competitive price which prove to be a formidable competitor to the brands in the higher price ranges.

Paul Design Gentlemen watch winders

The Paul Design collection is extensive and divided into different series. Within this collection you will find watch winders with a different capacity. This is a big advantage of the Paul Design Gentlemen watch winders, as you can choose the exact capacity for your watch collection. For the enthusiast with up to two watches, there is plenty of choice, but also for the serious collector or professional with more automatic watches. Paul Design offers various stylish models. There are watch winders with room for up to twelve automatic watches.

Various variants of the Paul Design Gentlemen models are available, such as Black Shadow, Black Apricot and Macassar. What is also striking is the use of beautiful materials such as very beautiful wood and glass with a very luxurious finish. The Paul Design Gentlemen watch winders are equipped with a modern touchscreen, with which you can easily set the direction of rotation and the number of revolutions per day per watch. These watch winders are also equipped with flexible watch holders. This combination makes the Paul Design Gentlemen watch winders suitable for any type or brand of automatic watch. You can easily wind your Breitling, Rolex or Omega watch. The watch winders of Paul Design are equipped with high quality Japanese Mabuchi motors. These motors are not only very powerful and energy efficient, but also very quiet in use.

Within the Paul Design Gentlemen series of watch winders we also see beautiful extra functionalities, such as a speed winding function. With this you can easily wind your automatic watches within a short time. By means of the LED lighting it is possible to always keep a good view of your watches, even during winding. But don't forget the fingerprint technology with which you can easily open and close the watch winder. A very nice and above all handy function. You keep others away from your precious watches. In short, the Gentlemen watch winders from Paul Design are a nice combination of high technology, attractive design, high-quality materials and a competitive price.

In our webshop you will find a wide collection of Paul Design watch winders, including the Paul Design Gentlemen watch winders. As an official dealer, we have almost all models in stock and immediately available. We supply every watch winder with a minimum of 2 years warranty, clear manual and adapter. Do you live abroad? No problem, we ship from our warehouse in Uden to destinations worldwide via Fedex, DPD or PostNL. Check our website for favorable shipping costs and VAT-free delivery to destinations outside the EU.

The brilliant Swiss Kubik watch winders

Posted on 10 July 2020 at 9:02 AM

Watch winders are useful if you have one or more automatic watches and you want them all to keep running on time. A watch winder mimics the movement of your wrist so that the watch keeps running at the correct time when you are not wearing it. If you want the best for your automatic watches, choose a Swiss made watch winder. These are of good quality and offer all possibilities to provide an automatic watch with energy. A good example is watch winder brand Swiss Kubik. This brand produces a little more than a decade beautiful high quality watch winders where the functional aspect is paramount. These watch winders are compact and have a Swiss motor strong enough for heavier watches.

The Swiss Kubik watch winders can best be described as watch winders with reliable technology in a compact design. By using local suppliers, Swiss Kubik can guarantee good quality and ensures the Swiss made label.

Swiss Kubik Startbox watch winders

The entry-level models of Swiss Kubik listen to the name Swiss Kubik Startbox watch winders. In this series we see beautiful fresh colors and a modern look. These watch winders are very compact and made of plastic. The Swiss Kubik Startbox models are suitable for winding 1 watch. This type has a Swiss motor and is battery operated. The dimensions are 10x10x10 cm, which makes the watch winder relatively small and convenient to use. On a set of batteries, the watch winder lasts up to 3 years, which is very useful if you want to place the watch winder in a safe or take it with you on a trip. This type of watch winder does not really have a luxurious look, but is very functional. If you want a little more luxury, you will end up with the Swiss Kubik Masterbox watch winders, of which more later.

Each Swiss Kubik Startbox comes with a 3-year warranty, a handy manual and attractive packaging. The price is 445 euros which is a very competitive price for a Swiss made watch winder. If you are looking for a good watch winder with Swiss technology that should not cost too much, the Swiss Kubik Startbox watch winder is definitely a good choice.

Swiss Kubik Masterbox watch winders

Where the Swiss Kubik Startbox models are more entry-level watch winders, the Masterbox series of this Swiss brand is a step higher. The Swiss Kubik Masterbox watch winders have the best Swiss made technology. Each watch winder is handmade and of very good quality. These models are made of the best materials, for example beautiful wood and leather. The Swiss Kubik Masterbox watch winders are suitable for 1 or more watches depending on the specific model. This watch winder is also 10x10x10 cm in size. This watch winder is energy efficient and has a low sound level. The Swiss Kubik Masterbox watch winder runs as standard at 950 tpd and is adjustable via the USB connection. This watch winder also runs + - 3 years on a set of batteries, depending on the chosen settings. This model comes with a 3 year warranty, luxury box and manual.

Swiss Kubik Double watch winder

The Swiss Kubik Masterbox watch winders are available for 1 watch, but also for 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and even 12 watches. So you can choose exactly the capacity that suits your watch collection. Do you want to wind your automatic watches in a Swiss made watch winder that combines reliability with a chic and compact look? Then the Swiss Kubik Masterbox watch winder is an excellent choice.


You can probably deduce from the text above that the Swiss Kubik Startbox and Masterbox watch winders are excellent watch winders for winding your automatic watches. They are series with different characteristics. The Startbox watch winders are more functional and simply designed while the Masterbox offer more luxury and a more attractive appearance.

Both series have high quality Swiss motors and run on a set of batteries that last up to 3 years. Because it is so compact, you can easily take it with you and place it in a safe, for example at home, at work or on vacation. The Swiss made label is important to Swiss Kubik. It guarantees good quality and of course the Swiss origin.

As official dealer Swiss Kubik watch winders we offer a 3 year warranty on every watch winder of this brand. Each watch winder is of course new and is packed in the original box including manual. We ship worldwide (insured and registered) via Fedex, DPD or PostNL. In our webshop you can pay with your credit card, Ideal, Paypal or regular bank transfer.

Do you have any questions or comments regarding this blog article about Swiss Kubik? We are ready for you and are happy to help you!

Premium Orbita watch winders

Posted on 3 July 2020 at 2:49 PM

When you are looking for a watch winder that fits your watch or watch collection, you will logically look at the different features of a watch winder that are important to you. Conditions that play a role are, for example, a smaller or larger capacity, the technical possibilities of the watch winder, the appearance and finish of the watch winder and of course also the price and quality. When you have made a wish list of the important requirements and conditions for a suitable watch winder, you can start looking. There are of course many different brands that offer higher quality watch winders. An example of a brand that has certainly earned its stripes in this field is Orbita.

Orbita offers high-quality watch winders in the collection, with the great advantage that there are different series within this collection that meet different conditions. So chances are that if you are looking for a high quality watch winder, you can find a suitable alternative within this beautiful collection. Orbita is an absolute high-end watch winder brand that has several patents in technology and movement for good reason. All Orbita watch winders are equipped with the well-known Swiss made motors, which guarantee reliability and durability. Every Orbita watch winder is handcrafted with utmost precision in the United States.

Orbita Avanti twelve watch winder

An important technique that Orbita has patented is the so-called "Rotorwind System". This system provides the necessary energy for each automatic watch by gently "shaking" the watch instead of the calibrated mode of rotation. In addition to this system, Orbita also offers the famous watch winders based on rotation, so that you as a customer can choose what suits you best. There are also plenty of options at Orbita when it comes to capacity. Within the collection you will find, for example, the "Sparta" series, where various different colors of watch winders can be found for winding one watch or for two watches. Ideal if you are a fan of automatic watches and have no more than two automatic watches. The big advantage of this series of watch winders is that these models are more basic, but at the same time also very effective and cheaper. In addition, due to the size and operation on batteries, these watch winders can easily be placed in a safe and you can easily take them to the office or while traveling. These watch winders are also available in different color combinations, so there is always one that suits you.

However, if you are a serious collector or professional and have a bit more to spend, Orbita's "Avanti" series is definitely worth a look. Within this series you will find beautiful watch winders with a large capacity and a very luxurious appearance. The watch winders are made of beautiful wood and can be closed with a glass door. This allows you to easily protect your collection against external influences, such as condensation and dust. The special wooden cabinets within this series are a real eye catcher in every interior and with every collection. Within the "Avanti" models you can also choose between the Rotorwind or Programmable (rotation) system. The rotors of the watch winder are easily individually adjustable, so you can set the direction of rotation and the number of revolutions per day according to the needs of your watch(es).

The Avanti watch winders offer three different programs (CW, CC and Alt). With an Orbita Avanti watch winder you have a very complete watch winder for your collection, which is equipped with all comforts and absolutely stands for quality. So take a look at the Orbita watch winders in our webshop and convince yourself!

As official dealer of Orbita watch winders, we supply most models from stock. If you have any questions about a watch winder, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Watch winder for 4 watches

Posted on 27 June 2020 at 11:22 AM

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.