Sunday I decided to take the plunge and order the 4 winder boxy set from Brookstone because I get cashback if I use my discover card. Shipping was really quick, it arrived today while I was at work and just finished setting it up, winding up my watches and placing them in the contraption! Here's my initial reaction:
Construction: Very solid, materials feel plastcy but not cheap.
Pads: soft around the center but firm corners, good to grip the leather straps. Feels like a comfy fit when snugly strap watches on.
Look: Modern yet as a tool should, fits into decor well.
Fit for watches:
- UBoat: 45MM with a large crown cover fits just under the plastic cover, very pleased with that, no scraping issues. No shifting when moving.
- Maurice Lacroix & IWC: both fit well when strap is tightened correctly, no scraping issues and they don't seem to budge.
- Tag Heuer: Placing the watch on the pad the recommended way leaves it unsecure, the boxy blog website recommends turning the pad 90 degrees and voila the watch fits much better, feels secure and rotates with cover no problem.
Sorry for the crappy pictures, my niece decided to drop my digicam and has damaged the lense.
All motors on and turning:
Stopped with covers on:
IWC Saint Exupery:
Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronographe:
Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 17 rs: