In addition to keeping it cleaned and serviced, one of the best ways to maintain your automatic watch is with a watch winder.
What is a watch winder?
A watch winder is a small box that is used to keep automatic watches fully wound when they are not on the wearer’s wrist. Automatic watches rotate, or wind, when they are being worn using the movement of the wrist and the weight inside the watch. However, if you don’t wear your watch daily or you have a collection of automatic watches that trade-off wrist time, a watch winder is necessary to keep your watch functioning properly.
How does a watch winder work?
A watch winder keeps a timepiece in random motion, mimicking the movement of the wrist, so that it continues to wind even when it isn’t being worn. The watch is simply placed on a cushion inside of the box and can be left there until the next wear.
Why invest in a watch winder?
One of the greatest benefits of a watch winder is that it offers convenience, ensuring that one or multiple automatic watches are wound and ready to be worn at all times.
Watch winders not only help to maintain the functionality of automatic watches, they offer a nice display case for timepieces when they aren’t being worn. Whether you’re looking to store one or dozens of watches, winders come in all shapes and sizes and are crafted with high-quality materials. Some winders are clear and others are made of metal, leather or wood, meaning they look great atop a dresser or shelf.
Watch storage is extremely important and a watch winder is the perfect way to keep your watch safe. When watches are simply set on dressers or shelves without the use of a watch winder or storage box, they can easily fall, leaving them cracked or broken. Additionally, while the movement of your wrist is the best way to keep an automatic watch wound, a watch winder is certainly the next best option. Winders can be programmed to fit the specific needs of your watch, lengthening the time needed between service appointments and preventing costly repairs down the road.
If you own even one automatic watch, a watch winder is an excellent investment. Feldmar proudly carries Orbita, Underwood and Wolf winders. If you are in the market for a new winder, give us a call or stop into one of our stores.