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The best German watch winder brands

Posted on 15 January 2021 at 5:28 PM

You buy a watch winder if you don't want to your automatic watches come to a stand still. An automatic watch loses energy when it is not worn or wound up by turning the crown. There are many different brands of watch winders. But which watch winder brands are recommended and which ones can you best pass by? As a rule, German products are manufactured with a clear focus on durability, quality and reliability. Does this also apply to German watch winders? Our experiences, for over 15 years, are very good with German watch winders. But which German watch winder brands are available and what advantages and disadvantages do they offer? In this blog article we will check and take a look at the best German watch winder brands.

What should you consider when you want to buy a watch winder?

In our opinion, a good watch winder is a watch winder that winds any type of automatic watch professionally and safely and is also durable and easy to use. This is actually our basic rule. But what a good watch winder is for you can of course be different. Because maybe you want a high-end watch winder with all kinds of luxurious functionalities? Or maybe you want a cheaper watch winder that shouldn't be too expensive. Every watch enthusiast has their own wishes, preferences and budget. Our advice is that you always buy a watch winder from an expert who can choose from various good watch winder brands, for example brands such as Benson and Bernard Favre.

Fortunately, there are many watch winder brands that offer good features and therefore comply with the above basic rule. In particular, various watch winder brands from Germany offer excellent watch winders. We will discuss a few brands.

Elma Motion watch winders

One of the best watch winder brands is Elma Motion. This brand only produces high-end watch winders with technology that they also supply to Buben & Zorweg, the Ferrari among the watch winder brands. The quality, functionality and beautiful design are the advantages of an Elma Motion watch winder. Unfortunately, the brand has currently stopped the production of new watch winders, but there are still a few models available. If you want a top watch winder, an Elma Motion watch winder is definitely a good choice!

Heisse & Söhne watch winders

In the middle segment you will find Heisse & Söhne. This German watch winder brand has been on the market for many years and produces excellent watch winders. The brand emphasizes modern designs and affordable prices. The Japanese motors that are in every Heisse & Söhne watch winder are from Mabuchi and are of excellent quality. The Heisse & Söhne watch winders can be individually set and operated per watch and LED lighting is usually standard. The brand offers different types and capacities. You can choose from a watch winder for 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and even 16 watches.

Do you want a watch winder with a good price/quality ratio? Then you don't have to look any further because with a Heisse & Söhne watch winder you can easily wind your automatic watches.

Chronovision watch winders

The relatively new watch winder brand Chronovision has only been on the market for a few years, but is very successful with its modern and functional technology. This brand produces compact watch winders with German motors. The technology is modern as each watch winder can be operated via bluetooth. By means of this system you can set each Chronovision watch winder quickly and easily. If you have set the watch winder, you no longer have to worry about it and your automatic watch will be wound up quickly.

The Chronovision watch winders have a compact and modern style. The younger watch fan will certainly be attracted to this German brand. Especially because of the design and the bluetooth technology.

The advantages of a German watch winder

Germans have a good eye for quality and sustainability. That is why you can expect quite a bit from a German watch winder. There are of course differences between the brands Elma Motion, Heisse & Söhne and Chronovision. But they all have in common that they offer excellent quality to safely wind any automatic watch.

If you have an average budget for a watch winder, we advise you to look at Heisse & Söhne. There you will also find larger watch winders, for example suitable for 4, 6, 8 or 12 watches, for attractive prices.

If you are going for a more classic design and high tech technology, then an Elma Motion watch winder is a good choice. The advantage of these watch winders is the excellent technology that is shared with Buben & Zorweg.

Do you prefer a modern watch winder with high-end functionalities such as bluetooth? Then choose a Chronovision watch winder. This brand offers watch winders for 1 watch but also larger watch winders for 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 watches.


A watch winder does not always have to be expensive. There are several brands that offer very good quality at attractive prices. A good example is Heisse & Söhne. But the high-end technology of Elma Motion will also be available, as we now offer one model with a nice discount. Do you have a larger budget and do you want a watch winder with German motors? Then you end up with Chronovision.

A German watch winder has many advantages and actually very few disadvantages. If we then have to mention a disadvantage is that the price level is often slightly higher than with competing brands. But for that amount you get top quality! And often cheap becomes expensive in the long run!