In this article we write about the most important watch accessory for automatic watches. The watch winder. This device ensures that your automatic watches are always wound and neatly display the correct time.
If you have one or more automatic watches, purchasing a watch winder is a very good choice. Because an automatic watch can only function when it is provided with the necessary movement, a watch winder is an absolute solution. If you don't wear your automatic watch, you run the risk of your watch standing still. First of all, you naturally want your automatic watch to be always ready for use and that you don't have to set it up again and again. In addition, standing still can also affect the accuracy of the time display.
To prevent your watch from stopping when you don't have it on your wrist, place it in a good watch winder. This then provides the necessary movement and ensures that your watch is wound correctly. When purchasing a watch winder, it is important to choose the right watch winder and good quality. To separate the wheat from the chaff, it is useful to ask yourself what a good watch winder should meet for you. To help you make a choice for a suitable watch winder, we would like to pay more attention to this in this article. What is a good watch winder?
The conditions for a good watch winder are not the same for everyone. But basically there are certain features that are important for every enthusiast and/or collector of automatic watches. That of course starts with the origin of the watch winder and basically a good motor. When you choose a well-known brand, you can rest assured that you choose a reliable watch winder. In addition, the well-known brands will do everything they can to further develop their watch winders and the associated technology. These brands therefore generally consider a piece of innovation to be of paramount importance. Brands such as Benson, Swiss Kubik, Paul Design and Bernard Favre offer absolute perfection in terms of technology as well as design and finish. With a watch winder from 1 of these brands, you always know for sure that you don't have to worry about your automatic watches coming to a standstill.
The use of high-quality materials is also an important condition for a quality watch winder. When materials are chosen that last a long time, you also choose a sustainable watch winder. What is also important is that a watch winder is adjustable in terms of the direction of rotation and the number of rotations per day. When a watch winder has the capacity to wind several automatic watches at the same time, it is also important that the rotors can be set individually. In addition, a good watch winder offers different programs. With this you can offer every watch exactly the right way of excitement.
The basis of a good watch winder is formed by a reliable and powerful motor. This can be a Swiss made motor, which is known worldwide as the top. But high-quality Japanese motors are also a solid basis for a good watch winder. Both types of motors are reliable and durable, but also have several other positive features. They are energy efficient and also quiet in use. This ensures that you can place your watch winder in your workplace or in your bedroom without any worries. Finally, it is important that a good watch winder is equipped with overwind protection, which protects your watches against overwinding.
We have now discussed a number of conditions for a good watch winder that apply to almost every owner of automatic watches. But as mentioned, there are also features of a watch winder that are important to one enthusiast and less so to another.
Of course, a good price/quality ratio is always important. For example, one may prefer a watch winder with high functionality, but find the design less important. Such a watch winder is usually more attractively priced than a watch winder with an exclusive design and high functionality. In this way you can also purchase a top quality watch winder with a smaller budget. There are also brands on the market that offer many nice extras, which can increase the user comfort for the real enthusiast and/or collector of automatic watches. For example, you can think of an extra storage space for other jewelry, but also for example, built-in LED lighting. This offers additional possibilities. This way you can not only use your watch winder as a safe storage place for your watches, but also use it as a display to display your watches. Finally, with built-in LED lighting you can put your watches in the spotlight. A watch winder with a door offers your watches extra safety when it comes to harmful external influences. You can think of dirt, dust, condensation or, for example, children's hands.
If you consider the safety of your watches to be of paramount importance, there are even more options. What do you think of a fingerprint lock on your watch winder, for example? This ensures that you are the only one who can get to your watch. Purchasing a watch winder that has a compact design and also functions on batteries is also a good option if you go for optimal safety. A watch winder with these properties is extremely suitable for placing in a safe.
In this article we would like to introduce you to four watch winders, each of which offers a good price/quality ratio and is extremely reliable. The first watch winder that we would like to tell you more about in this context is from the Dutch brand Benson. Benson offers a wide collection of watch winders, which is distinguished by the variation in different areas. In the Benson collection you will find watch winders with various capacities, but also with different motors (Swiss made and Japanese). You can also go in all directions with Benson in terms of design, price and extra functionalities. The Benson Compact Single 1.BS watch winder is a watch winder from the Benson collection, which is suitable for winding a single automatic watch. This watch winder is made of wood and comes in the color black. In addition, this model has a compact design and can function both with the help of an adapter and on batteries. This ensures that you can easily place this Benson Compact Single 1.BS watch winder in a safe. The basis of the watch winder is formed by a Japanese motor, which ensures that every type and brand of automatic watch can be supplied with energy without any problems. Using the handy touchscreen, you can change the settings regarding the direction of rotation and the number of turns per day. Benson also uses special flexible watch holders. You can easily place almost any size watch in the Benson Compact Single 1.BS watch winder. Finally, with this watch winder you have the programs CW, CC and Alt and an overwind protection.
A second watch winder that in our opinion certainly deserves your attention is also from the Benson brand. The Benson Swiss Series Double 2.20 Black offers the capacity to wind 2 automatic watches at the same time, making it ideal if you own 2 or 3 automatic watches. The watch winder is made of wood and has a black color. The Benson Swiss Series watch winders are all equipped with a Swiss made motor and are assembled entirely in the Netherlands, including this specific model. The watch winder is also equipped with a special safety system. This ensures that the motor disconnects when a watch is placed or removed. The LCD screen provides a convenient and easy way to set up this Benson Swiss Series Double 2.20 Black watch winder. You can thus set the rotors individually in terms of the direction of rotation and the number of rotations per day. This Benson watch winder is also equipped with flexible watch holders and is suitable for any type and brand of automatic watch. The energy supply of the watch winder runs through mains power, but it is also possible to use it with the help of batteries. The Benson Swiss Series Double 2.20 Black is equipped with built-in LED lighting, which allows you to view your watches at any time of the day. The glass door ensures that your watches are protected against harmful external influences. This Benson Swiss Series Double 2.20 Black watch winder offers the programs CW, CC and Alt and of course an overwind protection.
The third watch winder in the list is the Benson Black Series Pro 16.19.CF. This watch winder is especially suitable for the real collector and offers space for no fewer than 16 watches. In addition, with this watch winder you also have extra storage space in the form of a built-in drawer, which offers space for another 12 watches. Of course you can also use this space for storing other jewelry or cufflinks, for example. This luxurious Benson Black Series Pro 16.19.CF watch winder is hand made of wood and executed in the color carbon. The watch winder is provided with no less than 12 layers of paint and a protective layer of lacquer, whereby Benson has left nothing to chance. The inside of the watch winder is inlaid with a special soft velvet, which ensures optimal protection of your watches against damage. The Benson Black Series Pro 16.19.CF watch winder can be closed with the mineral glass door, which is equipped with a lock with a key. The keyhole is neatly concealed. This Benson model is equipped with top-quality Japanese motors, which can provide any automatic watch with the necessary energy without any problems. The handy touchscreen can be used to set up the watch winder. It is possible to do this separately for each rotor. Finally, this model offers the programs CW, CC and Alt, an overwind protection, USB connection and power winding function. With this last functionality you can provide your watches with the necessary energy in a short time.
Last but not least we mention the Heisse & Söhne Collector watch winder 70019/17. This model is suitable for winding 8 automatic watches. This beautiful watch winder from the German brand Heisse & Söhne has a very luxurious look. This is further emphasized by the beautiful base of the watch winder. The watch winder is made of high-quality wood and has a black color both on the interior and exterior. The watch winder is provided with a soft fabric on the inside to protect your watches. Moreover, this model can be closed with the glass door. The Heisse & Söhne Collector watch winder 70019/17 is equipped with Japanese motors, which are powerful enough to wind any brand and type of automatic watch. This watch winder is operated using the modern LCD screen. This allows you to set the direction of rotation and the number of revolutions per day, among other things. With the LED lighting you can literally place your watches in the spotlight if desired. This Heisse & Söhne Collector watch winder 70019/17 watchwinder offers the programs CW, CC and Alt and an overwind protection. In addition, the special sleep mode allows you to give your watches a rest by keeping them just below the optimum level of excitement.
With the 4 high-quality watch winders mentioned, we have given you a number of examples of models that are very reliable and also offer a good price/quality ratio. When you want to purchase a watch winder, it is always important that you do this at a good point of sale, with a view to service, warranty and advice. In our webshop you will find the aforementioned watch winders, but also many other good watch winders from various renowned brands.
We also offer you the best service and, if desired, appropriate advice or answers to your questions. With our broad knowledge and experience in the field of (automatic) watches and watch winders, we will certainly be able to help you in that regard. You can also choose from various safe payment methods with us, so that you always place your order with peace of mind. For example, we offer you the option of paying with a credit card, PayPal, iDeal or a bank transfer. Finally, we supply our watch winders with a minimum of 2 years warranty, so you can be sure that you are making a good choice. So view our extensive range of watch winders now and choose your favorite!