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Why do you need a watch winder?

Posted on 22 June 2019 at 12:06 PM

A watch collection of automatic watches is not complete without a watch winder. Every automatic watch needs movement to be supplied with energy. When an automatic watch comes to a standstill, this can have negative consequences for the watch. An example of this is an inaccuracy in time and date display. But the oil is also not properly distributed by movement during a longer standstill. As a watch lover, this is of course not what you want. We often make the comparison with a car. If you put a car in a garage for a long time, it will cause problems when you want to drive. If you drive and maintain the car well, you can enjoy it for years. In a sense, this also applies to automatic watches.

Normally the movement of the wrist ensures that an automatic watch keeps running. But what if you don't wear your watch? Or if you have an entire collection that you cannot logically wear at the same time? Then a watch winder is the desired accessory! A good watch winder ensures that the watch is wound correctly. As mentioned earlier, this also ensures that the oil supply remains optimal and that the watch is protected against wear and damage. With a watch winder you are also immediately provided with a safe storage place for your automatic watch(es). Many watch winders also have a storage function for other jewelry and watches.

A watch winder also offers the possibility to present your watch collection in a beautiful and luxurious way. With all the original, luxury and unique watch winders that are available on the market, there is always one that fits perfectly with your collection and interior. Because a watch winder is not only an indispensable accessory in terms of functionality, it is also a valuable aesthetic addition to your collection! A watch winder that shines beautiful LED light on the revolving watches is already a spectacular sight in itself.

Watch winders are available in various capacities. You can go for a watch winder with space for a single watch, two watches, four or six watches, but watch winders are also available for enthusiasts with a large collection. Brands such as Benson and Orbita offer watch winders for 12, 16 or even 32 automatic watches.

Different watch winders are designed in such a way that winding your watches is really worth watching. There are even those whose designs are inspired by different forms of art or which have been designed in consultation with artists, such as watch winders from Luwima and Kunstwinder as brands. There are also several original ways of winding that you as a watch lover will certainly be charmed by! Bernard Favre is a good example of this. This Swiss brand produces watch winders in which the watch is wound in a three-dimensional movement. Unique and a beautiful sight!

You buy a watch winder when you want the best for your automatic watch(es). The device is not only functional in terms of excitement, it is also aesthetically a beautiful accessory that stands out and always is good for a topic of conversation.

Military watches

Posted on 12 June 2019 at 5:01 PM

Military watches have always appealed to a large group of watch lovers. A military watch must of course meet very high requirements. A professional within the army, but also police agents and firefighters must of course always be able to rely on his or her watch. The watch is a part of their equipment that is essential. This also applies to a pilot and therefore to pilot watches. A military watch must therefore be able to take a beating and therefore be strong and solid. It must of course also be reliable in terms of time observation. In addition to these characteristics, there are several others that can be used as a plus when the watch is used in extreme situations. It can literally mean the difference between life and death.

The use of strong materials is of course a must. Another characteristic that is of great importance for a soldier is good readability. Not only during the day but also in the dark. Superluminova that lights up in the dark ensures this. This means that every professional is guaranteed at all times, wherever you are, to see the exact time. Also consider strong glass so that it does not crack or damage quickly in extreme situations. Sapphire glass is pre-eminently an extremely strong glass that is often used.

There are various watch brands that produce military watches and pilot watches. A few examples of Swiss made brands are Fortis, Glycine, Damasko and Davosa. Fortis even has a series in the collection that has been developed in collaboration with Russian Cosmonauts and that are actually standard equipment for these professionals. These watches must of course be able to be exposed to extreme conditions.

There are watch brands whose pilot watches played a major role in WWI and WWII. An example of a brand that was one of the few allowed to produce watches for the German army at the time was Laco. This brand even achieved a production increase during WWII, because the German army had great faith in Laco's watches. Two other brands are Iron Annie and Junkers, known for its aircraft that played a major role during WWII. With a story behind a certain watch brand, the various military and pilot watches often house a bit of history and nostalgia.

In addition to extremely high quality and durability, military watches are often characterized by a robust appearance and rubber or leather watch bands. For every soldier, professional or true lover of quality watches, a military watch is a valuable addition.

Junkers Bauhaus 6060-5 watch

Posted on 31 May 2019 at 9:53 AM

We are always looking for great watch brands and watch models that stand out, in terms of price and quality, but also design. There are few watches that offer as much as the Junkers Bauhaus 6060-5 watch. This watch has an automatic movement from Miyota, a power reserve function, very thin watch case and a smooth leather strap. This model has been in the Junkers collection for several years and is one of the most popular models. Every time we sell this watch, it puts a smile on our faces; another customer who will be extremely happy and will wear a fantastic watch.

Junkers is a German watch brand that has primarily made a name for itself with the production of aircraft, unique through the use of corrugated metal plates. After the success of the Junkers planes, which also played a major role in WWI and WWII, Junkers concentrated on another branch of sport. The production of Junkers watches with a simple and minimalist design, still refer to the legendary German aircraft industry today. A nice fact is that Junkers has also set various records with her aircrafts.

Junkers Bauhaus 6060-5 watch

At the time, Junkers was inspired by the modern and expressionist Bauhaus art movement when designing the planes but later also when looking at the watch designs. This is how the Junkers Bauhaus watch collection was born. The Junkers Bauhaus 6060-5 watch is one of the special watches from this collection. The watch is equipped with a Japanese automatic movement from Miyota with power reserve and extra hour display. Among other things, the thin watch case, beautiful beige color dial and simple look of the watch are characteristic of the Bauhaus series. Special is also the see-through bottom with a view of the movement, for the true watch lover. Fine materials such as stainless steel, plexiglas and handmade leather have been used. The watch is available with beige and black dial (Junkers Bauhaus 6060-2). In addition, you can choose a brown leather strap, a black leather strap or a stainless steel Milanese strap.

Every Junkers Bauhaus 6060-5 watch comes in a nice watch box with manual and a 2-year warranty. BensonTrade has been an official dealer of Junkers watches for more than 10 years.

Dutch quality: Van Speyk watches

Posted on 22 May 2019 at 10:09 AM

In our blog we often write about appealing watch brands and watch winder brands. Brands that we would like to share with you as a customer. Some brands are extra special because of the price/quality, design or origin. A good example is the Dutch watch brand Van Speyk.

If you are looking for a high-quality and reliable men's watch for a great price, then the young but promising Van Speyk watch brand is worth considering. The Dutch brand was created by a partnership of entrepreneurs who wanted to offer watches that they did not find among the existing watch brands. With a watch from Van Speyk you wear a really nice watch of good quality in a stylish design, without having to pay too much. The brand is therefore known for its good price/quality ratio. Van Speyk is able to achieve this because men's watches are produced in the Netherlands and can therefore closely monitor quality and the finish level.

Van Speyk Dutch Diver watch

The name of the brand brings back a piece of Dutch history. Lieutenant Jan Carel Josephus van Speyk has been seen as a national hero since 1831 when he decides to blow up his own ship to prevent him from having to surrender. He was investigating a shipload in Antwerp and being attacked by a group of insurgents. He died an honorable death this day. For those who love a watch with a story, a Van Speyk watch is definitely a great choice.

Every Van Speyk watch is equipped with a high-quality automatic or quartz movement, sapphire glass and a glass bottom that allows you to keep an eye on the movement. Perfect for the true enthusiast of the watchmaker's craft and the technology behind the watch.

We hope that more Dutch watch brands will come because the Dutch are creative and have a good trading spirit. After all, as a Dutch what is nicer to wear a Dutch watch on your wrist ?!

Mens watches at BensonTrade

Posted on 6 May 2019 at 3:16 PM

Where a men's watch used to function mainly as a indicator of "time", nowadays the watch has various other functions. Depending on the man who wears the watch, a watch can, for example serve as a status symbol, as an accessory to an outfit or as a tool for various sports. Purely observing time is no longer the only function of a men's watch. Nowadays people can also read the time from a mobile phone, clock in the office, in the car or in public transport. Yet a watch for men is still an important piece of jewelry.

Depending on the task the watch receives from the wearer, a man will choose a watch with high end technology such as the "Swiss made" watches or, on the contrary a cheaper one with for example Japanese quartz technology. When the watch mainly serves as a status symbol, a man will be happy to show himself with a luxury watch from a brand with name. For example from Tag Heuer, Breitling or Rolex. Even if the man in question is a collector, there is a good chance that he will go for watches of recognized quality. The average watch collector will generally collect automatic watches, since the profession of the authentic watch making is interwoven. The technology and expertise behind this is often what attracts the collector. Here comes also the love for the watch winder, as the ultimate watch accessory. A watch winder should certainly not be missing in the collection of a true enthusiast of automatic watches. Yet there are of course plenty of collectors who include both mechanical and beautiful quartz (watch with battery) watches in their collection. Because many interesting and special models can also be found in the field of quartz watches.

When a man chooses a watch mainly to combine with his outfit, this can of course also be a nice quartz watch. The trendy man who is consciously working on this will probably not immediately go for a very cheap watch. This man too, could opt for multiple watches, fitting with different outfits. The sportsman will want to go for quality and look at the functions of the watch such as water resistance, accuracy and durability. In addition, it is often important for the sporty man that the watch can take a beating. A quartz watch is then preferred because it is less sensitive than an automatic watch. Apart from that, this type of watch is often lighter in weight and therefore more comfortable to wear. A quartz watch also displays time more accurately than an automatic watch, which is of course very important in sports. In short, the choice of a watch depends on the different men and their taste, the function of the watch and of course the budget of the person who buys the watch.

Our most important advice is "follow your guts and choose a watch of your own taste".