1. tmvngocdung99

    tmvngocdung99 Mar 16, 2018

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    Hello Everyone,

    Now that I'm up to 4 automatic watches, manually spinning them is getting old. What automatic winders does everyone use? I found some module based ones that I can detach one or two and take with me on business trips. Curious what everyone uses.
     
  2. imagwai

    imagwai Mar 16, 2018

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    I don't use one. Have 7 mechanical watches and I just spin them up as and when I need to.
     
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  3. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Mar 16, 2018

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    This. I have 8.
     
  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 16, 2018

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    I've never been that keen on the idea myself and unless you have some sort of crazy perpetual calender thing that is a nightmare to set, I don't think I would bother.

    I was watching a video the other day about an Urwerk watch (I think it was Urwerk) and on the back there was a five year service indicator, a bit like you get in a car. But, crucially, it didn't count five years of linear time, it counted five years of 'wound' time. So in other words if it sat unused for three months (not that it should - gotta keep the oils moving etc) it didn't count that. So from that I take that if you use a watch everyday it might need servicing every 3-4 years but if you only wear it occasionally (like I do with my autos) then it will be longer.

    So if you keep them constantly wound then it would seem you are only bringing forward the service interval. I guess it depends how often you wear each one?
     
  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 16, 2018

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    Anyway, isn't setting them part of the 'experience' of ownership?
     
  6. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 16, 2018

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  7. Mptolomey

    Mptolomey Mar 19, 2018

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    I use two of these Belocia winders:


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    Each winder is individually programmable.
     
  8. ag986

    ag986 Mar 23, 2018

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    I haven't broken a mainspring since I started using watch winders. I currently have these two Heiden units. Inexpensive to buy, inexpensive to replace motors and gear-sets.

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  9. dtf

    dtf Mar 23, 2018

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