Watch winders: How they work
A watch winder does exactly what its name promises. It keeps automatic watches in motion. When worn on the wrist each day, the wearer’s motion ensures that the sophisticated functions of a men’s or ladies’ automatic watch keep working and that the watch shows the right time. If an automatic watch is not worn or moved for multiple days in a row, it can frequently stop ticking. Watch winders offer a solution for this so that the timepiece’s owner does not have to wind and set the watch again whenever he or she takes a break from it. Watch winders can hold one or several watches and rotate them on the watches’ own axis. The motion is transferred to the watches’ winding mechanism and the functions stay functioning.
Adjusting the watch winder correctly
To protect the watch as well as watch accessories against wear and tear, it is important that the number of rotations per day is correct. The general rule is that fewer rotations are better. Most automatic calibers do well with 650 to 900 rotations per day, though there may be fine differences depending on the watch type. The direction of the rotation can vary as well.
Watch winders as gifts
Watch winders have more than just a functional purpose, as they can offer a lot visually, too. The housings are sophisticated down to the finest detail and often combine rare woods with high-sheen lacquers and glass. Some models feature LED lights, providing a top-notch stage to showcase your premium watches. This makes a watch winder a popular gift for anyone who not only wants to preserve their watches and their value, but also present them attractively.