Final advice sought before pulling the trigger - Watch Winder for an 8900 PO

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    Final advice sought before pulling the trigger - Watch Winder for an 8900 PO

    I've spent a bit of time looking for a dual watch winder with independent motors. It will be for my IWC Pilot Chrono 3717 and Omega PO 8900.

    Lets focus on the PO for this thread.

    Omega recommends 720 Turns Per Day (TPM) Bidirectional.

    The winder that is at the top of my short-list has these settings:



    The winders movement is a Japanese Mabuchi belt-drive motor form an Australian based seller recommend by forum members.
    https://watchwinderworks.com.au/Item/Vista02WM

    My budget is about $200- so cant go for an Orbit or Wolf.
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    Re: Final advice sought before pulling the trigger - Watch Winder for an 8900 PO

    That seems like a fine looking quality winder, but it's still 3x the price of a Versa double winder.

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    Final advice sought before pulling the trigger - Watch Winder for an 8900 PO

    Quote Originally Posted by phthano View Post
    That seems like a fine looking quality winder, but it's still 3x the price of a Versa double winder.
    The Versa appears not much cheaper in Australia. Over $160

    It's Turns Per Day (350-650-850-1050)

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Upgraded-V.../dp/B005P1C55W

    What are your thoughts compared to the one in my OP?
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    Re: Final advice sought before pulling the trigger - Watch Winder for an 8900 PO

    If it's the same price roughly, I would go for it, it looks like a well made winder. The performance characteristics of the cheap and expensive winders are going to be mostly the same.

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    Re: Final advice sought before pulling the trigger - Watch Winder for an 8900 PO

    Regarding you questions about the settings for rotations per day, my advice is start at a minimal amount. In this example, 650 is the minimum. Use that as a starting point for a week and see if you need to add more. That is check to see if the watch is running fast or slow. A have a winder and don't think I have anything set over 750 bi directional rotations per day.

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    Re: Final advice sought before pulling the trigger - Watch Winder for an 8900 PO

    Hi @anonymousmoose, have you decided on your watch winder yet?

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    Final advice sought before pulling the trigger - Watch Winder for an 8900 PO

    Not yet.

    The versa has a door magnet but is about $50 cheaper. I'm wondering if the magnet would cause issue

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    Re: Final advice sought before pulling the trigger - Watch Winder for an 8900 PO

    I've owned it as well as the quad version. Brookstone sold them at one time. They are as good as you can get without spending 4x as much and up. I sold my dual version, but I still have the quad. It is 9 years old and still works fine. These are not the quietest winders out there, but I don't find them excessively noisy either. I've definitely already gotten my moneys worth out of them. I'd buy again.

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