Watch Winders

  • Different Types of Watch Winders

    Posted on December 26, 2008 by SwissTGallery

    There are several different types of watch winders. Beyond these different types, each type of watch winder can be purchased to hold either one watch or a larger number. There are even some automatic watch winders that can hold up to 24 different watches. While most people probably don’t have that many watches, watch collectors may need to invest in one of these large watch winders.

    Beyond size, what kind of watch winders is there? There are three different types: functional, elegant, and extravagant.

    Functional watch winders are smallish boxes or cases that usually need to be kept on a table or a shelf. The watch fits into the watch winder’s padded, raised surface. Once in place, the watch winder turns the watch every now and then in a way that simulates human arm movement. This keeps the watch running.

    An elegant watch winder does more than just keep a watch running. These watch winders are, as the name suggests, fancier than functional watch winders. They’re usually a completely enclosed box and are made out of nice wood or leather. These watch winders can be set on a table, desk, or shelf. Those that only hold a few watches can be placed inside a drawer or in a safety deposit box for security.

    Finally, extravagant watch winders are absolute luxurious. These winders keep your watches running, provide heaters to keep your watches at body temperature, feature drawers for storing other items, and more. Extravagant watch winders are really only for the high-end collector since they are very expensive.

    Most new collectors will go for functional watch winders, while those who have spent some time building up their collection may want to spend a bit more money and go for the incredibly nice extravagant winders.   


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  • What is a Watch Winder?

    Posted on December 16, 2008 by SwissTGallery

    Many people have probably never heard of a watch winder. Only those who collect watches really know what a watch winder is. Basically, it keeps any self winding watch running when it’s not being used as an every day time piece. Self winding watches wind themselves via a moving weight. This weight is rotated by the movement of the arm while the watch is being worn. However, when it’s not being worn, the watch can quickly run down.

    To avoid this, watches can be placed in a watch winder. A watch winder can hold one or more watches and keep them all running while they aren’t being worn. It does this by moving the watch in a circular motion. This keeps the weight inside the watch moving just as if the watch was being worn.

    While you may be afraid of over-winding your watch, it’s not possible. Automatic watches have a small mechanism that automatically stops the weight from moving, thus keeping it from over-winding. This way, you can leave your watches in your watch winder for as long as you want without worrying about causing them any damage. Actually, only about 30 minutes of movement is necessary to keep an automatic watch wound. After that, the weight is locked in place.

    You don’t absolutely need to purchase a watch winder unless you have multiple automatic watches. If you wear only one watch at a time and aren’t worried about your older automatic watches running down, then you may not need a watch winder. However, if you’re going to collect automatic watches and want them all keeping time, you’ll need to invest in some watch winders.


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  • An Introduction to Watch Winder Boxes

    Posted on November 23, 2008 by SwissTGallery

    Watch winder boxes are, as the name suggests, boxes that are used to keep automatic watches running. One reason to buy a watch winder box is so you can store a watch that is not worn regularly but will always be in working order should you need it. Everybody owning a quality self winding watch should buy a watch winder box store the watch and keep it “ticking” over.

    These watch winder boxes are usually made of wood and some have a glass side for viewing purposes. There are also some watch winder boxes that come with a rotating device for easy display of your watch.

    As mentioned, there are some watch winder boxes that are created from wood, while others come with a beautiful leather exterior. Average priced watch winder boxes though, are usually completely enclosed and cannot be used for viewing purposes. These boxes come with A/C or batteries to keep the winder functioning.

    The price range of watch winder boxes and cases vary according to the material that is used in its manufacture. In fact, most of them could appear rather expensive, but it’s an investment that is worth its function of maintaining a treasured watch in working order. There are even some cases that have built in storage units, while others have heating elements, which all leads to a more expensive watch winder box.

    The reason some watch winder boxes come with a heating element is to maintain a consistent temperature, comparable to that of the human body. The reason for this heat is that most of the self winding watches are meant for wrist wear. These watches therefore, should be maintained at body temperature while storing, to avoid any damage and deterioration to the watch.

    Watch winder boxes are a worthy investment for those having treasured family timepieces or exquisite timepieces that cannot be worn on a regular basis. With watch winder boxes, it is possible to maintain and preserve the watch to ensure a longer life to its owner. 


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  • Tips To Find the Best Watch Winders

    Posted on November 17, 2008 by SwissTGallery

    Watch winders can also be used for protecting expensive, exquisite watches as well as those watches that are part of a family heirloom. There are different types of watch winder boxes available today, which you can choose and buy, depending on the material it is made of, its additional features and of course, your budget.

    Like all products, people always look for a watch winder with maximum features, at minimal rates. In addition to these factors, people look for the warranty term before buying a watch winder box, as it determines the reliability of the box.

    Today, there are different types of watch winder boxes available. They are made from metal, wood or plastic, and some come with advanced features that are found in the expensive watch winding devices.

    The different features found in watch winder boxes involve cushioned interior surfaces, standard winding mechanism, a mechanism that firmly secures the watch and polished exteriors that improve the look of the watch winder box.

    To help choose the best watch winder box, it would be better to make a comparison of all watch winder boxes. This means that you have to compare things such as prices, manufacturer’s profile, customer feedbacks of the box, the type and period of available after sales service and of course, the warranty period.

    Like most things in life, improvements in technology will lead to the development of more features and types of watch winder boxes, therefore even the best watch winder of today may be considered redundant tomorrow. To avoid this, you could buy a watch winder that is designed to easily add new features that are brought about by advancements in technology.


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  • Watch Winders - The Ideal Gift for Timepiece Collectors

    Posted on November 3, 2008 by SwissTGallery

    Many people collect fine watches. A great gift for them would be a watch winder in which they can display their collection.

    A watch winder is intended to store automatic watches. These watches use the natural motions of the wrist in order to stay wound. However, if they are not worn, these watches wind down within a few days. All their settings – day, date, time etc. – must then be reset.

    In order to prevent this, automatic watches should be stored in a watch winder. These are special cases with specific storage for each watch. A motor is used to rotate each watch to keep it wound.

    Watch winders are also conversation pieces. It is fascinating to look at a watch winder rotating multiple watches, keeping them each in working order. A watch winder is also an excellent choice for displaying multiple fine timepieces. There are models that display single watches but also, two, four, six, eight and even 12 or 24 watches. These watch winders are the mark of a true collector.

    Look for a high-quality watch winder designed to protect its wares. It should have a well-lined interior designed to display the watch to its best advantage. The exterior should have a protective coating designed to prevent dents and nicks. The winder motor should operate at intervals to keep the watches wound but not over-wound.

    People who have become successful enough to have a collection of fine watches would enjoy having a place in which to display them all. Why not consider a gift of a high-quality watch winder?


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