What is a watch winder?
A watch winder is a device used to rotate automatic (or self-winding) watches when they are not in use in order to keep the watch running. A watch winder usually comes in the form of a box with a rotating watch holder.
Why do I need a watch winder?
Most automatic (or self-winding) watches stop running after 3 days if left unworn. Watch owners with more than 1 watch or who do not wear their watch daily may not be able to keep their automatic watches winded sufficiently by wearing it alone. If the watch is left dead for too long, the lubricant in-between the watch mechanism will coagulate and dry up, therefore damaging the watch. It is like not turning on your car’s engine for months. An automatic watch whose lubricant has coagulated and dried usually gives resistance when winded by hand, loses accuracy, and has a reduced power-reserve. Another reason to use a watch winder is that an automatic watch with complications can take a lot of effort and time to recalibrate, therefore it is a good idea to keep it running.
How to choose a watch winder?
First of all, determine what is the watch capacity you need for your watch winder. Take into consideration your plans to acquire additional watches in the near future. Secondly, decide whether you want a watch winder with simple settings where you only choose the rotation direction, or the more advanced watch winders with customizable TPD (turns-per-day). In general, automatic watches that are more expensive than a Tag Heuer should be winded with the customizable TPD winders because you can set the TPD to the optimal winding specification to ensure that your automatic watch’s mechanism is in tip-top shape.
Does your watch winder use battery or electricity?
Most of our watch winders can be powered by a hybrid of battery and DC adaptor. When the DC adaptor is plugged in, the power line from the battery compartment is cut-off, and only power from the DC adaptor is in use. When there is a power outage, the battery comes into play to ensure uninterrupted winding. Some models can only be powered by DC adaptor.
Can my automatic watch be damaged by a watch winder?
A watch winder can do more harm than good if used incorrectly in the following ways:
Why should I buy from clock-winders.com?
The team behind Clock Winder is what you can call a bunch of watch geeks. We are passionate about automatic watches and we sell only quality products at an affordable price. To give customers a peace of mind, we offer a 1 year spare-part warranty program and a 7 days exchange / return program even if you simply change your mind!
What payment methods are available?
We've added a new payment method via Splitit. Now you can choose to make payments up to 12 installments!
All other payments can be made securely by PayPal or debit / credit card. All debit / credit card payments will be processed with PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account for this).
When will my order be shipped?
We will ship out your items within 1-2 business day after receiving your payment. Shipment from the post office to your address can take between 6-11 days.
How does your 7 days exchange / refund program work?
Clock-Winder offers a 7 days exchange / refund program for any reason, even if you simply change your mind about your purchase. If you want another watch winder type, we will exchange it. If you decided you do not need a watch winder after all, we will refund your money. Please see our Refund Policy at the footer of this website for more details.
What should I do if my watch winder is broken?
Email us: [email protected] with a description of the fault. Even if the product is outside our warranty coverage, we can fix your watch winders with an additional fee.
Can you repair my watch winder after the warranty period is over?
Yes we can. Email us: [email protected] and we will arrange the repair logistics. Repair fees will be applied.
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