Whether you’re new to the watch world or you’ve already amassed a large collection, you know that there’s nothing more sophisticated than a timepiece.  They’re one of the most popular items at jewelry stores, and for good reason. They’re a classic accessory that never goes out of style.

Watch Winders

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But as amazing as watches are, it can be a bother to wind an automatic watch by hand when it has wound down or has stopped altogether, especially since the watch will need to be reset as well. The solution? A watch winder!

What is a Watch Winder?

A watch winder is a mechanical device used to wind an automatic or self-winding watch when not being worn. As you probably know, automatic watches operate based on movements from your wrists. Therefore, when an automatic watch isn’t being worn, time isn’t being kept. A watch winder solves this problem by keeping your watch running smoothly and always ready to wear.

How Does a Watch Winder Work?

A watch winder rotates a watch so that its internal mainspring is at tension at all times. It slowly turns the watch and engages with the rotor, thus, maintaining the watch’s power level as well.

Why Should I Invest in a Watch Winder?

If you’ve already spent the money on a fine watch, you’ll want to invest in a watch winder to maintain its functionality.

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It’s advantageous to consider buying a watch winder if:

  • you have a large watch collection and wear different watches daily

  • you only wear your watch on certain occasions (ie infrequently)

Additionally, watch winders are said to prolong the life of a watch because they help keep parts lubricated and in constant motion, yet prevent your watch from being overwound.

If you’re considering investing in a watch winder, be sure to check out this list of the best watch winders in existence.

To start your timepiece collection off right or to compliment the collection you already have, stop by our jewelry store in Scottsdale for the most sought-after timepieces. Not only do we sell timepieces from some of the most well-known watchmakers in the world, we also offer watch repair, should your timepiece ever need it.