I found out that they were wrong. It just didn't make any sense to me that if I was to turn my watch winder on and set it to the maximum TPD that my watch would not build up any power reserve. I couldn't understand why if wearing a watch would build up the reserve, why wouldn't a winder do the same? I have never owned a winder before, the only reason I bought one was to throw the next days watch on the winder when I get home from work so I wouldn't have to wind it via the crown in the morning. I've been told by a lot of people including my watchmaker that constantly winding a watch via the crown every time you put it on can and does put added wear on the movement.
I did a real easy test, I ran the watch winder with one of my Breitling's overnight and then set it to the 12:00 position to see what kind of reserve I was able to get out of it. As it turns out, I ended up with 6 hours of reserve. Many people told me that it would only maintain the reserve and it would not wind a dead watch at all. I tested it on other watches and ended up with similar results.
I plan on doing this from now on, I feel that it will lessen the wear on the movement and give me enough juice so I can just throw the watch on and go. I think the small investment in a winder (I bought a Wolf Design 2.7) will have a long term benefit both on my watches and bank account. Does no one else do this?