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      06-19-2023, 10:45 AM   #1
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Looking for a decent watch winder.

Electric, quiet and must rotate both ways What are some of you using and recommend?
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      06-19-2023, 10:52 AM   #2
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I've used Wolf watch winders and have generally been pleased with them. I've had a double and currently a quad winder.

https://www.wolf1834.com/viceroy-4-piece-winder#93=85
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      06-19-2023, 04:38 PM   #3
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I don`t own a watch winder so this might not be of help to you.

I probably own over 30 watches, and I learned at very young age that a watch winder is only good if you own watches with complex calendar displays.
The only watch that I own with a complex calendar display is a quartz movement watch.

If you only own simple date models, you don`t need a watch winder. It`s better to let a watch come to a complete stop once an a while, especially if you only wear it 5-6 times per year.

Keeping a watch on a winder that doesn't get much use and doesn't have a complex calendar, will only cause unnecessary wear.
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      06-19-2023, 05:10 PM   #4
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I've used Wolf watch winders and have generally been pleased with them. I've had a double and currently a quad winder.

https://www.wolf1834.com/viceroy-4-piece-winder#93=85
I have had a Wolf double winder for over 15 years and it is still running strong! The only issue I had with the beautiful black leather case is that the glass front came loose as the glue must have dried out from old age and I had to apply fresh glue to secure it properly.
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      06-19-2023, 05:39 PM   #5
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Keeping a watch on a winder that doesn't get much use and doesn't have a complex calendar, will only cause unnecessary wear.
It's for my daily.
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      06-20-2023, 03:28 PM   #6
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I would be inclined to get one that you find aesthetically pleasing, as the majority appear to have the same standard Mabuchi motor and gear unit.

I purchased mine on Amazon about 4 years ago, it s a dual winder, with a drawer underneath to store a couple of quartz watches.

I have replaced the motor twice, and the original gear unit was gears and belt, and after a couple of belts I replaced with a totally gear driven unit, and a new Mabuchi motor.

It has been going now for 6 months, no issues yet - fingers crossed.

My biggest issue is that since I purchased a Garmin watch I have not worn any of my nice watches in over a year!
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Wolf. I have 4 of them holding automatic watches I regularly wear. The rest of my collections stays in my safe or in it's original box.
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      06-20-2023, 04:38 PM   #8
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I have two of these, they seem to work fine. No complaints and been working for a few years. Nothing fancy, but do the job.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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...My biggest issue is that since I purchased a Garmin watch I have not worn any of my nice watches in over a year!
I got a Samsung galaxy watch about five years ago. Since then I've only worn my analog watches about ten times in that time period. I sold three of my nice watches, including a Daytona two tone, that I'm now kicking myself in the butt because their values are now 2x-3x more than what I sold them for. SMH.

I love my smartwatch because I don't have to take my phone out of my pocket to see who's calling or texting me while I am drilling on someone's tooth lol.
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      06-21-2023, 06:57 PM   #11
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Smart watches have no souls. It would be like trading my 1200RT for an electric scooter.
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I got a Samsung galaxy watch about five years ago. Since then I've only worn my analog watches about ten times in that time period. I sold three of my nice watches, including a Daytona two tone, that I'm now kicking myself in the butt because their values are now 2x-3x more than what I sold them for. SMH.

I love my smartwatch because I don't have to take my phone out of my pocket to see who's calling or texting me while I am drilling on someone's tooth lol.
This looks identical to the one I have. It's pretty quiet but not entirely silent. My only complaint is the sides of the pillow is coming off but I think some super glue will fix it.
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Smart watches have no souls. It would be like trading my 1200RT for an electric scooter.
I agree with you on that thought about the iPhone. However the Galaxy watch I have looks like a conventional watch. I swapped out the rubber band for a nice black anodized band and I've gotten a lot of compliments on it. I also like that I can pay for things without using a card which is much more secure, especially at gas pumps where a lot of card readers are used down here to steal your info.

I also don't have to worry about someone pointing a gun at me demanding I give up my watch.
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      06-26-2023, 03:28 PM   #14
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I've been pretty happy with this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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      06-30-2023, 01:08 PM   #15
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It's for my daily.
Why do you need a watch winder for your daily? Even cheap knockoffs generate enough during daily use to keep enough reserve for the next day.
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      06-30-2023, 01:24 PM   #16
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I've run this heiden quad winder for 6 years now and have had no issues. usually running between 2-4 winders at a time. it's pretty quiet...doesnt bother my wife or me sleeping and it sits about 8-ft from our bed.
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I have a Wolf Quad winder, a double and 2 Single winders. The singles are Green and Blue in color...don't use so willing to sell if interested?

I typically wear 2 Rolex's which I keep on a holder and rotate every other day. They go on the winder occasionaly. They hold power so long they don't need the winder. I also have a speedster which I wear a lot. Same deal.
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I have a Wolf winder that is adequate, but picked up a Heiden double watch winder that appears to be equally excellent.
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      11-30-2023, 07:35 AM   #19
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I complained that my Heritor Ashton was running +25 and the company sent me a second copy. I had the original regulated and bought the winder so that I could keep both watches running well. As it happens several months later I still haven't decided - the replacement runs about +7 seconds per day and the other -5. What I have decided is that with these watches it is better to wind them manually and leave them face up than use this winder: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08...e?ie=UTF8&th=1 It is quiet and seems to work. I'm buying another automatic with a Seiko movement - perhaps it will be better suited to the winder.
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