Watch winders are vital to those who use such watches since those timepieces will cease functioning if they aren’t kept in motion. The most civilized examples of premium watches require winding in order to remain functional since they forgo expensive and cumbersome batteries.
For any man that invests in a luxury timepiece, it’s critically important to also invest in a top-notch winder. Of all the complaints when it comes to quality, noise is the number one problem. Let’s face it, when you cheap out, you’ll get an audio-able reminder of that mistake for years to come. While I know not all gentlemen can afford a true luxury winder at a few thousand a pop, there are still some great, budget-friendly options out there.
Versa Automatic Single Watch Winder
While your watch might’ve cost you a pretty penny, your watch winder doesn’t have to break the bank. Besides its fun, futuristic look (with a blue LED light that turns on when winding), this Versa option has three direction settings and 12 different setting combinations. At such an affordable price, this top seller on Amazon has people loving this easy-to-use and seriously quiet winder.
Orbita Sparta Bold Black Single Watch Winder
Orbita is one of the better-known names in watch winders, and this is about as basic a unit as you can get from the brand. It’s made in America, and it’s powered by four lithium-ion D-cell batteries.
Versa Automatic Double Watch Winder
Don’t let the entry price fool you — this great dual winder from Versa doesn’t skimp on features. It’s one of the few lower-priced models out there that have variable settings, as well as the ability to be plugged into the wall rather than running on batteries.
Wolf Module 4.1 Single Watch Winder
Compared to the entry-level units, spending north of $200 might seem steep, but the cool thing about the Module is its ability to be stacked with multiple units. Start with one now, and add more over time rather than having to start over with a bigger unit when your collection grows.
WOLF Roadster Triple Watch Winder With Cover and Storage
Wolf is another industry favourite, and this three-watch winder is the perfect choice for a more avid collector. Its upper compartment has loads of bonus storage, and its three winding pods offer variable settings to ensure you aren’t under- or over-winding your favourite watches.
Scatola Del Tempo 1RTM Watch Winder
When the budget isn’t a consideration, Scatola Del Tempo is king. They’re credited with having created the watch winder, and over the years they’ve maintained their position as an industry leader. Their RTM series of winders ranges from this single-watch unit up to a multi-geared three-watch unit, and each one is as much a piece of kinetic sculpture as it is a useful watch-maintenance tool.
See also: Discover the Luxurious Bugatti Chiron
Orbita Siena Dual Watch Winder
Available in either burled walnut or teak veneer, this larger Orbita unit is all about the presentation. This winder will look great sitting out on your bedroom dresser or on a shelf in your office. This is another battery-powered option, and, according to Orbita, it’ll run for a good five years before requiring a battery replacement.
Orbita Avanti Forty-Eight Macassar And Carbon Fiber Rotorwind Watch Winder
If you’re a true watch collector, it’s time to get serious about your watch winder, with this next-level option that holds 48 watches. This elegant-looking winder is made of a glossy Macassar wood with a tempered glass door that has a concealed lock and carbon fibre trim. While to the average joe this price tag might make jaws drop (or even stop time!), big shots won’t even blink at this high price for a high-quality winder.
Diamond Watch Winder by Boca do Lobo
The Diamond design piece reinterprets the quintessential diamond shape throughout the contemporary design, a beautiful outcome of architectural thinking with elegant faceted lines. A single module watch winder that provides proper care and secure storage to high-end watches. Lapidated like a precious stone, this beautiful piece is sculpted in mahogany wood, finished in lacquer or gold leaf and high gloss varnish coat, featuring one single rotor that will keep an automatic watch mechanism going long after time takes its toll. A precious object that will turn any time into a display piece, enhancing any elegant and luxury room
Cloud Watch Winder by Boca do Lobo
This unique watch winder reflects fascinating design handcrafted to become an object of desire. The fine mechanisms of valuable automatic watches require movement and relaxation. Cloud watch winder controls this rhythm in a perfect way in order to give the watch it harbours a longer life. With a design inspired by Newton’s Law of attraction, this watch winder is a statement art piece.
See also: Sneak Peak: Geneva Motor Show 2018