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How do you use a watch winder?

Posted on 15 July 2023 at 9:03 AM

For the true enthusiast of automatic watches, it is a great frustration: your automatic watches standing still. When an automatic watch comes to a standstill, this can have annoying consequences. First, you don't want to have to keep resetting your automatic watches. In addition, standing still can cause your watch to show the time less accurately. This is of course something that you, as a true enthusiast of automatic watches, certainly want to avoid.

But how do you prevent your automatic watches from stopping? This is exactly what the watch winder was initially developed for. A watch winder mimics the movements you normally make with your wrist. This ensures that you can provide your watch with the necessary energy even when you are not wearing your watch. Because of these movements, your automatic watch is automatically wound. This means that it can continue to function, even if you are not wearing the watch. This has proven to be a godsend for the enthusiast of automatic watches, but of course all the more so for the collector. After all, when you own several automatic watches, there are always several watches that are not worn. With a good watch winder you ensure that your watches are always ready for use. This makes this watch accessory indispensable for every fan of automatic watches.In addition to the winding function, a watch winder also ensures that the oil in the movement of your automatic watch is optimally distributed. With a good watch winder you ensure that you offer your watch optimal care. Over the years, the watch winders have been further developed in terms of design, appearance and function. If you choose to purchase a good quality model today, you can also opt for a watch winder with an appealing design. This means that a similar model can also be used to display an automatic watch or a collection of automatic watches. With this you choose a real eye-catcher in your interior.

In addition, there are models that have a compact design that can function on batteries, making it possible to store them in a safe. With this you opt for an optimal feeling of safety. In any case, a good model offers a well-arranged storage space and, moreover, good protection against scratches or damage. All in all, we can say that a good quality watch winder is multifunctional.

In terms of both price and quality of the different types of watch winders, there is a lot of diversity to be found. If you have a large budget at your disposal, you can choose from watch winders made from extremely exclusive materials. However, there are also plenty of options if your budget is more limited. There are several brands on the market that are known for offering extremely high quality models for a competitive price. When choosing a watch winder, it is important that it is adjustable in terms of the direction of rotation and the number of turns per day. When you can set the watch winder (for models with a larger capacity per rotor individually), this means that you can offer each individual automatic watch exactly the right way of winding. You can easily wind even the heaviest watches in this way.

For this article we have selected a number of high-quality models for you. With these watch winders we show, among other things, that there are many different options in terms of price, but also in terms of functionality, design, options and extras. The watch winders we have selected for this come from different brands, each with their own appealing features and characteristics. The first watch winder that we would like to explain in more detail is the Benson Black Series 8.16.B. This watch winder comes from the Dutch brand Benson. This is a relatively young brand, which has certainly already earned its spurs in this field. Benson is known for offering watch winders with a very good price/quality ratio. In addition, you will find many watch winders in the Benson collection that offer nice extras and are therefore notable for their high degree of user comfort. Moreover, Benson knows how to appeal to a wide audience, because the brand offers a varied collection. Not only in terms of appearance and possibilities, but also, for example, in terms of the type of engines. For example, watch winders with Japanese motors and Swiss made motors are available within the Benson collection.

In addition, both the enthusiast with one or a few automatic watches and the real collector can contact the brand. Specifically, the Benson Black Series 8.16.B comes from the Benson Black Series, this is the most luxurious line of the brand. With this watch winder you choose high functionality and various nice extras. This, in combination with a bit of durability and high reliability, makes this watch winder very interesting. The Benson Black Series 8.16.B is suitable for winding 8 automatic watches at the same time. It does not matter what type or brand of automatic watch this is. Benson uses special flexible watch holders, so that almost any size watch can be easily clicked into the holders. In addition to the capacity for winding 8 automatic watches, this model offers a nice extra storage space. This can be closed with a luxurious soft-close lid. This storage space is suitable for storing another 6 watches, or of course other jewellery. With this, Benson knows how to optimally use the storage function of the watch winder.

The Benson Black Series 8.16.B is made of high-quality wood and completely finished in the color black. This is then provided with no less than 12 layers of paint and a protective layer of lacquer. This not only gives the watch winder an extremely luxurious look, but also ensures that it remains beautiful for a very long time. The watch winder can be closed at the front with a luxurious mineral glass door. This ensures that you protect your watches against harmful influences such as moisture, dust and dirt during the winding process. At the same time, the glass allows you to view your watches at all times, even during the winding process. Because the watch winder is also equipped with built-in LED lighting, you can even put your watches in the spotlight if desired. The inside of the watch winder is covered with a special soft velvet. This ensures that you never have to worry about damaging your watches when you store them in the watch winder. This Benson model is equipped with Japanese motors. These offer several important advantages. First of all, they are extremely reliable and durable. However, they are also energy efficient and quiet in use. Each rotor is individually adjustable with regard to the direction of rotation and the number of rotations per day. It is easy to change these settings, using the modern touch screen. With this watch winder you also have the programs CW, CC and Alt. Of course, the watch winder is also equipped with overwind protection to prevent overvoltage of your watches. With the handy speed winding function, you can provide your watches with the necessary energy in a short time. This is of course ideal when you don't have that much time. The energy supply of this model is through mains power with the help of an adapter. Finally, this watch winder offers a handy USB connection.

The second watch winder that we would like to tell you more about is one from the Swiss brand Bernard Favre. Bernard Favre is known for his collection of high-end watch winders with a very exclusive look. The special Planet watch winders from Bernard Favre offer a very nice view of the watch when it is wound. The watch rotates on its own axis, as if it were a planet. The appropriate name of the watch winders can therefore be traced back to this. The Bernard Favre Planet Silver watch winder is an example of a very nice watch winder from the Bernard Favre collection. This model is made of stainless steel. The black base contrasts nicely with the silver-colored rings of the watch winder. The glass dome that can be placed over the watch winder completes the picture. It emphasizes the chic character of this model and also ensures that your watch is protected against harmful influences such as condensation or dust. This Bernard Favre watch winder is suitable for winding 1 automatic watch at the same time. The Swiss motor ensures that you can wind any type or brand of automatic watch effectively and safely. It is not for nothing that these Swiss made motors are known worldwide as being the cream of the crop. Because the watch winder is equipped with a built-in battery, it is possible to place it in a safe. When you choose to give this watch accessory a nice place in your interior, you can count on it that all eyes will be on your watch winder and watch. The Bernard Favre Planet Silver ensures that winding your automatic watch is a very fascinating sight. The handy LED indicator shows the battery status, so you can always keep track of this. With the programs CW, CC and Alt, an overwind protection and a handy USB connection, this watch winder is complete.

The third and last watch winder that we take a closer look at is from the Swiss brand Swiss Kubik. Swiss Kubik is known for the compact and cubic designs of their models. The brand offers watch winders that belong to the top class. In addition, you will find both entry-level models and more luxurious models in the Swiss Kubik collection. With this combination, the brand is accessible to a wider audience in terms of price.

The Swiss Kubik Startbox Black is an example of an entry-level model from the Swiss Kubik brand. With this you purchase a Swiss made watch winder for an attractive price that is extremely suitable for winding any brand and type of automatic watch. The Swiss Kubik Startbox watch winders were previously known as the Swiss Kubik ABS models. The Swiss Kubik Startbox Black comes in black, but the same model is also available in various other colours, such as red, blue and the new aqua colour. This watch winder is made of polyamide and, as we are used to from Swiss Kubik, has a very compact design. Because the Swiss Kubik models can function for up to 3 years on a set of AA batteries, this model is very suitable for placing in a safe. The heart of the watch winder is formed by a Swiss made motor. These motors are extremely reliable and very quiet in operation. The latter feature ensures that you can also place your watch winder in your bedroom or office, for example, without having to be afraid of disturbing noises.

You can easily and safely order the above three models from our webshop. You will receive a 2-year warranty on the Benson watch winder, including an official certificate.

The aforementioned Bernard Favre watch winder also comes with a 2-year warranty, complete with a luxurious leather case. The Swiss Kubik watch winders in our range come with a whopping 3-year warranty.

You always order your favorite watch winder from us with peace of mind. We have years of experience in the field of both automatic watches and high-quality watch winders. This means that we are able to assist you like no other with advice and action if necessary. So if you have any questions or would like to receive appropriate advice, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can also easily compare the different watch winders in our webshop, which makes making a choice a lot easier. Whichever watch winder you prefer, with us you always choose the best for your automatic watches and for the best service!

Do you have a question about a watch winder or about a specific brand? We are happy to advise you with information about the specific model or brand. We can help you with important aspects when purchasing a good watch accessory. Maybe even aspects that you haven't thought of yet but are important. Feel free to contact us, we are happy to help you!