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    Watch Winder Question For Everyone

    Does anyone use a watch winder? I'm sure the answer will be yes. I didn't see anything posted about this before.
    1. How did you pick it?
    2. Do they differ?
    3. What kind should I use for a Doxa?
    4. Will this hurt it?
    5. Does Doxa recommend one?
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    Re: Watch Winder Question For Everyone

    This is an excellent question. I for one don’t use one.

    For me the question is does it hurt the movement in the long run? I think I like the fact when I sit it back in the tube it goes to sleep. I know this is like apples and oranges, but I am going to say it. Sort of like a car would you allow your car to never shut off? :oops:

    Let’s say you buy a Doxa and never wear it, but decide after five years to pull it out of the tube and put it on. The other scenario would be that you have never worn it but had it on a winder for five years. What watch is in a better position Not sure if we can get a real good answer here but I put it out their.

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    Thanks Nick

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    Re: Watch Winder Question For Everyone

    I think we'll see many answers to this. I've heard it's bad to let it stop becuase you are always starting and stopping and this can lead to wear on the crown from screwing it in and out. I would imagine shaking the watch like crazy to start it can't be real great for the watch.

    I think many winders are also different. Some shake the watch and some move side to side. I believe the Rolex winder stops from time to time?

    To many choices.

    Chris

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    Re: Watch Winder Question For Everyone

    My experience with cars is, if they are stored for long periods of time they have more problems rather than if they are driven once a week. With watches we'll probably get a 50 50 response. I like to use winders because my watches are always ready to wear. It keeps the lubricant moving in the watch. My winder has speed sets and clockwise and counter clockwise settings that can be adjusted to the manufacturers specs (I don't know what Doxa suggests). I personally feel that is not that important as long as the watch moves. My guess is that my winder runs about 10% of the time, which is not much and this is a more gentle movement than if it was actually worn. I am curious as to what others think also.

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    Great info. What you say makes perfect sense. The fact that you can adjust your's takes us in the right direction. That will solve some of the issues I was thinking about.

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    I have an Orbita winder which was given to me by a friend who is a Rolex dealer. That is the brand they recommend. I had to send it in for repair (very unusual for that to happen) because I could hear the motor and Orbita provided excellent customer service. The Orbita winder turns the watch 360 degrees and then it swings from side to side.

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    Re: Watch Winder Question For Everyone

    It's not good to have an automatic watch not running for extended periods of time due to the lubricants "pooling". Also, by not using a winder, you put alot of unnecessary wear on the crown/stem each time you unscrew it, wind it and set the date.

    Mines always on a winder or my wrist.

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    Re: Watch Winder Question For Everyone

    I was guessing that it was a good idea to use one. I guess the next question is which one? I suppose it's subjective but I'm curious what everyone is using if they are using one.

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    Re: Watch Winder Question For Everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny J View Post
    I have an Orbita winder which was given to me by a friend who is a Rolex dealer. That is the brand they recommend. I had to send it in for repair (very unusual for that to happen) because I could hear the motor and Orbita provided excellent customer service. The Orbita winder turns the watch 360 degrees and then it swings from side to side.
    I can assure you, from what I have seen these are up there with the best. However, they are fairly expensive..........
    Best Regards,
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    Re: Watch Winder Question For Everyone

    An excellent thread on this topic.

    http://www.chronocentric.com/watches/winders.shtml#need
    Thanks Nick

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