Watch winder, do I need one?
Automatic watches have a movement that must be supplied with energy to keep it running. With a quartz watch, a battery provides this energy. If the battery is empty, you can exchange it for a new battery. With an automatic watch, the watch must stay in motion to gain energy. For example, by wearing the watch or manually winding by turning the crown. Normally there is no battery in an automatic watch. If you do not wear an automatic watch, for example because you are wearing another watch or you are on vacation, how does the watch obtain energy through movement? The answer is a watch winder. The word watch winder actually already indicates what it is. A watch winder is a device that winds one or more automatic watches. Most watch winders do this through rotation of the watch. The watch is placed on a watch holder and placed in the watch winder, after which the watch winder starts turning. There is also a watch winder brand, Orbita from the United States, that winds watches by gently shaking the automatic watches.
Do you necessarily need a watch winder? One will say no, the other will say yes. We are convinced that a watch winder is the best watch accessory for automatic watches. Not only do the automatic watches continue to be supplied with energy and therefore ready to wear, the rotating watches in a beautiful watch winder are also a beautiful sight. Another advantage is that the distribution of the oil within the automatic movement remains neat and tidy. Think of a car, if you do not start it regularly and drive, certain parts will protest sooner or later.
In addition to the above advantages, watch winders for multiple watches often also offer extra storage options. This allows you to wind multiple automatic watches but also store them together, together with other (quartz) watches and jewelry, for example.
The watch winder as a watch accessory is becoming increasingly popular. There are several high-quality watch winder brands that are recommended by well-known watch brands. Almost every watch collector has a watch winder given the above advantages. Especially if you have 2 or more automatic watches, a watch winder is very useful. In addition, it also provides nice conversations with friends and family members who have never heard of this watch accessory but find the revolving watches very interesting.
Back to the question "do you need a watch winder?". A watch winder is not really necessary, but a watch winder has so many advantages that the real watch collector and fan always use a watch winder. As said, it is the most interesting and functional accessory for automatic watches. It is important that you always choose a good quality watch winder. Not sure what you need exactly? Ask us for advice, we will gladly help you further. Take a look around our webshop at various brands such as Benson, Swiss Kubik and Orbita. As an official dealer, we offer many brands, clear warranty and fast delivery.