WHAT IS A WATCH WINDER?
DO I NEED A WATCH WINDER?
- Our watch winder provides convenience and time-saving benefits. Your timepiece will always be wound and ready to wear. Maintenance becomes a breeze especially with various wristwatch functions such as perpetual calendars and moon phases.
- Our watch winder reduces wear and tear on your mechanism and avoid costly repair bills while enhancing the watch’s mechanical life.
WHAT ARE THE TOP 3 THINGS THAT I MUST CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A WATCH WINDER?
Programmable Features: Programmed timed winding operations are a crucial feature for a watch winder. As a rule of thumb, the timers for our watch winder should be set for 3 hours of operation and 9 hours of rest. Although it may cost you more initially, the longevity of your automatic watch is assured in the long run. If you decide to buy a watch winder without time winding function, we strongly recommend that you purchase a small appliance timer at your local hardware store.
Battery Operated Watch Winders: All Orient Crown winders come with an AC/DC adapter. Certain models in our diverse watch winder collection are also available with battery operated functions. This lets you store your automatic watch in a safe or when you plan to display your watch winder without a power outlet in the vicinity.
Number of winders: When choosing your perfect watch winder, understanding the winder’s rotation control option is beneficial. This way, you can choose a watch winder that has individual winders or one that boasts winding rotation simultaneously at the same time.
CAN A WATCH WINDER OVER - WIND MY WATCH?
HOW LONG WILL AN AUTOMATIC WATCH RUN WHEN UNWORN?
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AC AND DC POWERED WATCH WINDERS?
Both types of watch winders use electrical motors. The essential difference is how the motor gets its power. AC watch winders plug into a wall outlet. A DC powered watch winder is portable and runs using batteries. It can also be used with an AC/DC adapter.
CAN MY WATCH GET MAGNETIZED ON A WATCH WINDER?
Mechanical watch: A device that derives its power from a tightly coiled mainspring that is housed in a drum or barrel within the watch. As the spring unwinds, it provides the power for the gear train escapement, balance wheel, and other components that make the watch work. The timepiece has to be manually wound by hand daily.
Automatic watch: A special type of mechanical watch that is wound by the movement of the wearer’s wrist. This motion causes a rotary pendulum inside the watch to rotate or oscillate, thus winding the mainspring. The term “self-winding” also refers to the timepiece operating through the winding of the user’s wrist.
Quartz watch: A battery operated watch in which the timekeeping is regulated by a quartz crystal that vibrates at a certain frequency.
Chronograph watch: A type of watch that features an additional stopwatch ontop of regular time and date functions. A chronograph can be either quartz or mechanical (or a hybrid in some instances) and is activated via a set of pushers protruding from the side of the timepiece.
Dive watch: A dive watch is essentially a water-resistant watch, although you should not be confused with the fact that not all water-resistant watches are dive watches. True dive watches should meet a specific standard for diving like ISO 6425, which requires the timepiece to be water-resistant to at least 200 meters. It also typically features a unidirectional rotating bezel and illumination features.
World timer: An automatic wristwatch with a dial that can be adjusted to show the time in 24 different time zones represented by 24 major cities across the globe.
TPD (Turns Per Day): Number of turns of the internal rotor within the wristwatch that is required each day to keep it wound.