First winder advice needed, odd bracelet.
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    First winder advice needed, odd bracelet.

    Iím getting tired of resetting my Seiko 5, so Iím looking for a winder.

    This will be my first winder, the watch will be put on just for overnight winding. This is my daily wear watch, but I donít wear it enough to keep is constantly wound.


    I have an odd bracelet.

    196 gram/6.9 oz total weight

    89 mm/3.5Ē width

    70mm/2.75Ē height

    57mm/2.25Ē depth

    As you can see the bracelet is not moveable. Iím concerned it wonít fit inside of the barrel of most winders.

    I'm thinking a pillow type that sits at an angle would be the place to start.

    Maybe even modifying a barrel made for two watches.

    What suggestions do you have?

    I have another Seiko 5 and may get a Rolex in the near future.

    here is the offending watch...

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    I think if I modify this type I would have enough space for it to fit in the barrel...

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    but if this type would work without modification...


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    I like this Orbita, but the barrel looks tiny...

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    I dont one think a vertical facing would work at all, due to difficulty securing the watch.

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    I was was able to find out that a Wolf barrel is 77mm wide, but it looks like all of those sit vertical.


    Any any help is appreciated!

    Angel

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    Re: First winder advice needed, odd bracelet.

    That might take a bit of shopping to find the right or modifiable winder. I think you will be able to find sometime if you shop around.

    I can tell you from experience, you get what you pay for in a winder so be careful of Amazon, eBay, the super cheapie stuff.

    At least look at some of the better brands like-

    Orbita
    Wolf
    Heiden

    Might also look at acetimer.com.

    Good luck.
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    Re: First winder advice needed, odd bracelet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    That might take a bit of shopping to find the right or modifiable winder. I think you will be able to find sometime if you shop around.

    I can tell you from experience, you get what you pay for in a winder so be careful of Amazon, eBay, the super cheapie stuff.

    At least look at some of the better brands like-

    Orbita
    Wolf
    Heiden

    Might also look at acetimer.com.

    Good luck.
    I haven’t found anyone locally that carries any winders. I would love to see some and get a better idea of dimensions.

    Wolf and Orbita have been on my radar, but I don’t think the Wolf will work for my purpose.

    I’ll research Heiden and acetimer as well.

    I’m planning to spend at least a few hundred dollars on a good winder for my $45 watches.....

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    Re: First winder advice needed, odd bracelet.

    Quote Originally Posted by AngelDeVille View Post
    I havenít found anyone locally that carries any winders. I would love to see some and get a better idea of dimensions.

    Wolf and Orbita have been on my radar, but I donít think the Wolf will work for my purpose.

    Iíll research Heiden and acetimer as well.

    Iím planning to spend at least a few hundred dollars on a good winder for my $45 watches.....
    I have a Heiden and I donít think itíll fit width wise
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