1. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 21, 2015

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    Gentlemen,

    I recently repo'ed a Monza Calibre 36 from my wife, and enjoying rotating it with a Carrera day-date Calibre 16.
    Now, the Carrera is not a champion when it comes to power reserve, and this got me thinking, what if I got myself a watch winder?

    Up the intertubes to have a look on the market for winders. Well, good ones will put your wrist budget at risk. Wolf came by as good value for money, and funky Swiss made Kubik appears to have previously private labeled some models for TH.

    Now research has shown if you spend too much time on the internets, you will end up buying things you have for long lived without.

    I still haven't figured out if a winder is worthwhile; maybe I should disconnect my modem.

    What about you gentlemen? Do you have a gym for your favorite watches?
     
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  2. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 21, 2015

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    No, can't see the point. I just let them stop and reset them when I come to wear them. Also, I probably wouldn't spend a lot of money on one, and end up with one that kept me awake at night. Plus, I like my watches to be accurate to within a minute at least, and so I'd still have to reset the time after it had been in the winder for a few days.
     
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  3. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 21, 2015

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    I have all my TH automatics in winders. What I've learned is that they all will need to be readjusted every month or so, if you want to keep them accurate. I've read arguments for keeping them running in order to maintain the gears evenly oiled, which is why I invested in the winders. However, there are probably counter arguments in favor of storing them, in order to retain the elasticity of some of the components. Maybe some mechanical experts can comment.
     
  4. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 22, 2015

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    @Hubert what brand do you use? Are you satisfied with it?
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 22, 2015

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    I've never used one to be honest and have never really seen the need- I don't really use the date function on my watch, so doesn't worry me when it's wrong.

    I have read some articles claiming more/ less wear- but I can't see that it would make any practical difference over the life of the watch whichever way you go
     
  6. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 22, 2015

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    In my head, as long as I wind and wear each watch at least occasionally, that should be sufficient to keep the oils moving around. My movements will be getting slightly less wear when they're stopped, but my crowns will be getting slightly more due to more frequent readjustment. Swings and roundabouts :)
     
  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 22, 2015

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    Plus, with modern oils they are not going to coagulate as quickly
     
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 22, 2015

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    I have several of these. I like them.
    [​IMG]

    I also have two from Wolf. :) http://www.wolf1834.com/
     
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  9. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 22, 2015

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    Those have a dual purpose. They double as display cases. Nice pairings btw.
     
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  10. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 22, 2015

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    Thanks! :D
     
  11. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 22, 2015

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    *fap*fap*fap*
     
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  12. tokenizer

    tokenizer Sep 28, 2017

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    Nice watch winder! My favourite brand is Kunstwinder. I think they have the most beautiful winders in the market, very different from the "box" design that most brands tend to build. I have one at home, and everyone makes a comment when they see it. A video:

     
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  13. elbeik

    elbeik Sep 28, 2017

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    ^ really amazing!
     
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  14. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 28, 2017

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    Daniel Plainview approves.
    Let_there_be_blood.gif
     
  15. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Sep 28, 2017

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    Spectacular! Not cheap though, I'm guessing...
     
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  16. elbeik

    elbeik Sep 28, 2017

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    @Hubert can you correct the title thread? seems I missed the letter N
    :whistling:
     
  17. TP61

    TP61 Sep 28, 2017

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    $4800 :eek:
     
  18. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 28, 2017

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    I think for that sort of money, I'd rather spend it on a watch and wind manually.
     
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  19. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 28, 2017

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    Done! :)
     
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  20. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Sep 28, 2017

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    That is precisely what I thought when I went off to check out the web site.