Ok, here's my tale of woe, short verson. About 14 months ago I got into buying automatic watches. Quickly figured out that I needed a winder (or now, four).
Bought my first winder on-line from Steinhausen. Not terribly nicely fitted or finished, but it was at least serving a purpose. Noticed today that the thing has literally fallen apart. I haven't even opened the lid on it in probably three months, as the Orient diver and Vostock I have on it have not seen any use. I guess winding these two watches (the darn thing's entire reason for being) was just too much for it.
Yes, I should have spent some money on a better one straight away--but who knew the hobby would grow so quickly?!
Avoid these pieces of junk.