I have gone through a lot of winders over the past 10 plus years. Any economy model I have bought was very noisy and quit working after time. I ended up purchasing a Rotolution winder 4 head. Each head is independently programmed using a laptop and a printer cable to program TPD and rotation direction.
The winder cost about $1400.00USD and it was worth it. It is over 8 years old and is still running silent.
The bad news is Rotolution is out of busyness. If I were to purchase another one it would be an Orbita. I am willing to spend the money on a good winder because it is winding thousands of dollars worth of watches. I always like the Orbita Tourbillon 3.
Now that I am retired I have the time to manually wind the timepieces once a month and rotate through the ones I wear. When I was working I like the ease of grabbing a different timepiece out of the winder and putting it on and not having to adjust it.
I do not believe there is a good entry level winder that is going to be worth your hard earned money.
The Orbita website has a great data base that list just about every timepiece, what movement is in it and what the recommended turns per day and the rotation.
Here is a link to there data base. It does not show any winders for sale so I think it is okay to post the link. It is for information only.
Orbita - DatabaseBr-Bz
This is the brand I got and is pretty solid. It's quiet and finished really well unlike the other super cheap ones. I got the bigger one but the quality is good. Note that these probably aren't accurate in terms of turns per day. They'll go around 650 tpd based off my calcs you you have to be sure to rest them from time to time and definitely use the watches. With 650 it will underwind most likely so you have to wear them but better to underwind than over wind in my opinion.
I use an app called WatchTracker from iOS as well and track the time of the watches I wear. It makes it so that I know if I'm over winding a watch. I get to know their daily +\- in time. Hope that helps!
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I bought the 4 watch version of that Xtelary. Extremely quiet and seems to run well. Just have to learn more about which settings to use for daily use, as I have all 4 watch slots in rotation.
I've had a Heiden Quad Watch Winder in Black Leather from Amazon for the last few years. It has been great.
I've also looked on amazon and have seen the JQueen ones as well as the Versa brand. Does anyone have experience with a Versa watch winder?
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