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    Watch winder recommendations - Entry level

    Hi Guys,

    I'm looking for an entry level watch winder (not too expensive). I'm looking to find one that can accomodate 3 watches. I was looking at EBay

    Luxury Solid Watch Winder Automatic Compartment 4 Watch Glass Display Case black | eBay

    But I'm not sure whether the quality of the winder is important or not. Well first of all I want to make sure the winder is not more expensive than the watch itself :p

    Thank you

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    Re: Watch winder recommendations - Entry level

    You usually get what you pay for in winder, especially off eBay, so shop carefully and shop around. Google is your friend.

    You can find some decent Brookstone winders on sale once in awhile.

    Wolf and Heiden are other good brands.

    IMHO, stay away from the super cheap stuff because they do not last and some have very poor wiring.
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    Re: Watch winder recommendations - Entry level

    With these programmable timer function I'd pass on this one.

    Programable timer fuction
    1. Auto rotate 33 second , rest 12 minutes
    2. Auto rotate 10 minutes , rest 90 minutes
    3. Auto rotate 30 minnutes , rest 3 hours
    4. Auto rotate 1 hour , rest 3 hours

    You should be able to programm cw, ccw, and both (bidirectional) depending on the turns per day your watch needs. That's what you need to find out first. This forum is studded with recommendations so just flick through.
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    Re: Watch winder recommendations - Entry level

    I like my Wolf winder I bought used on eBay. Does all the things mentioned above. Just changed from 650 bidirectional to 800 ccw for my GO.

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    Re: Watch winder recommendations - Entry level

    I have a pair of Wolf winders (2 turret each) and they have functioned well for the last couple years. They also look beautiful. If I had a criticism, it would be that they are loud. At least loud enough to hear that they are turning.

    I bought a 3 head Orbita with rotorwind capacity and feel that is the best possible option. Silent, beautiful, reliable.

    Spend it once and buy quality.


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    Re: Watch winder recommendations - Entry level

    Thank you guys for the feedback, I will look into wolf brand

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    Re: Watch winder recommendations - Entry level

    I would not recommend a winder...I would rather reset regularly than cause additional wear with a winder.

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    Re: Watch winder recommendations - Entry level

    What do you mean by reset?as just let it die and set the time again?

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    Re: Watch winder recommendations - Entry level

    Interested on this also, as planning to get the winder, because usage is normally once/twice per week. So is it better to let the watch die or put it on winder? Re-setting has not been an issue.

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    Re: Watch winder recommendations - Entry level

    yes, correct, just set the time each time I wear it if it runs down.

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