Watch winder or no watch winder ?

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Re: Watch winder or no watch winder ?

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rkovars wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:07 am
Has wrote: Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:48 am Just saying…
Once the lubrication has vanished… the wheels and Teeth will find themself in a rugby game while sitting on the winder…
Keep an eye on your watches while they sitting on the winder… service will be needed much faster then with normal use!
I'm not sure this is true anymore (if it ever was).

Modern oils evaporate not harden. The rate of evaporation is exactly the same whether the gear is in motion or not. 5 years is a conservative estimate. A service will not be required faster with use winder or wrist it won't matter.

Almost none of the meshing edges are lubricated. It is the pivot points. This isn't true for the keyless works but is true for all of the timekeeping gears.

Modern winders are very precise with the frequency and direction of turns.

One of the best budget winders out there are from Chiyoda. They have high quality Japanese motors with a good number of adjustments for turns per day and direction of winding.
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stavic wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:29 pm Mistakenly typed in chylodia in google and learning a lot of new things :lol:
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For a perpetual calendar, maybe I would use a winder.
For any other.. No.
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I rotate what i'm wearing maybe every month. I've never used a watchwinder. I quite like putting on a 'new' watch, seeing it come back to life with a few winds or flicks of the wrist, and setting the date & time etc.
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I’d rather spend my money on a watch than on winders.
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To be honest… I haven’t read the hole thread since I put in my 2c…
I’ll finish my point…
My point is, if you constantly use your watch and/or inspect it, while sitting on the winder… good. Go for it. You’ll be fine…
If you leave it just there and don’t care! Don’t!
Put your watch a side an take the time to reset it once you use it. Do it carefully and pay attention to how the movement feels while you set the time.
This is the way to go…
remember…
You have a potentially pretty expensive mechanical craftsmanship on your wrist… pay attention to it!
Simple…
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^^^ Always a good idea to read what other people are writing, no matter how strongly held your views might be. Actually, I agree. I’ve been wearing the same automatic for nearly 2 weeks now and the rest are happily sleeping in the box.
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No watch winder for me. I like to see my watches all lined up in my drawer. Give it a shake when you want to wear it.
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dbailey wrote: Sun Feb 05, 2023 3:03 pm No watch winder for me. I like to see my watches all lined up in my drawer. Give it a shake when you want to wear it.
I like to see all mine lined up too… so I use this :shock:

I like my watches running when I choose the one I’m wearing for the day. They also keep better time when properly wound, so I usually only need to reset them only every few weeks (which is super simple when most run very slightly fast).

There have been arguments against them as they supposedly put extra wear and tear on the watch… however with the right winder, these are only getting a normal amount of daily wind and being rested, so they should function as intended :thumbup:

Also, there is no way that shaking an SH21 movement will get it moving, not even close unfortunately :problem:

However, I do love interacting with my handwound watches, which do sit unwound until I need them, which is quite satisfying... so I do get we all think differently on this :D

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Well that’s another level watch winder mate. You didn’t say you had the Millennium Falcon of watch winders! That’s different gravy.
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JasperCat wrote: Mon Feb 06, 2023 11:13 am I like to see all mine lined up too… so I use this :shock:


I love how it comes with a security guard who lives inside the winder. You can see them peering off the window at the bottom of the winder watching out for any undesirable characters and keeping your collection safe.
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No watch winder for me. I have so many watches, which I rotate.

Also, when I set and start up my watch I'm going to use, I make it 1 minute fast, not exactly on time, so I don't need my watches to be already running at the time of use.
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Got this bad boy from amazon for $115. 3 rotational modes with 4 different speeds. I’m tired of mistakenly the date and moon settings during winding so here I am going for it.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2023 7:24 pm
stavic wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:29 pm Mistakenly typed in chylodia in google and learning a lot of new things :lol:
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This is one of those "every 2 years" topics where man science overtakes reality: the reality being that watches are designed to be worn day in, day out; it's just that some of us inject irrational behaviour by wearing a watch for 8 hours then resting it for maybe another 10 days. :lol:

I didn't have a watch winder and then I did. I had to decide which watches I'd run on it and which I didn't. Did I rotate individual watches between "on the winder" or "off the winder"? No I didn't.
Now I don't have a winder and, sure, one or two watches are a bit fiddly to set: there's time to do it.
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This is similar to the one I use:-

https://www.jqueenwatchwinders.com/watc ... tches.html

Mine wasn’t as expensive as this one when I bought it a couple of years ago.

I used to have my watches rotating on it. It’s in the bedroom and motors are whisper quiet.

However, the novelty soon wore off and now it’s just a really nice display cabinet.

4x2-winders and 9-slots, so max of 17. Which is what I try to keep my collection at, currently 15 so I’ve got 2 nice spaces to fill!!
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