What is a Watch Winder?

Posted on July 8, 2009 by SwissTGallery There have been 0 comments

There are many people out there who do not know exactly what a watch winder is our how it works. Simply put a watch winder keeps your automatic or self-winding watches running smoothly. Most quality watch winders are made out of wood and handcrafted to be stylish and appealing. Some double as display cases for your watches and keep them free from dust while they are not being worn.

As for how a watch winder works, to really understand that you will need to know a little bit about how automatic or self-winding watches work. You see the internal parts of these watches are made to follow the pull of gravity. As you wear your watch the natural kinetic motion of your arm swings tiny weights that slowly wind your watch.

For those of us who own expensive, collectible, or otherwise precious watches it is wise to invest in a wooden watch winder. A watch winder will ensure that your time piece is kept accurate when you are not wearing it, extend the life of your watch by keeping everything in motion and lubricated, and also keep it safe from dust when it is not being worn.

There are many defining characteristics to a quality wooden watch winder. Some are battery powered and others or powered by and ac adapter, some can contain one watch and others can hold as many as eight. So I hope this post sheds some light on exactly what a wooden watch winder is and more importantly what one can do for you.

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