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Old 09-12-2019, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am not sure which forum to post about watch winders ? I spent three hours yesterday looking for a watch winder, until I finally found one. The problem was caused by the fact that I was looking for one that had a TPD ,which stands for ,turns per day, feature on it. My watch needs to have the setting at 650, that's the lowest setting. Why would so few watch winders have this feature ?


My previous watch winder has a faulty on , off switch. You can push it in to start but cannot turn it off . The knob gets stuck when it is pushed in. I even took it to a watch maker but he was unable to fix it. That's the reason that I ordered a new one. Well actually this is the second one I ordered. The first one ran for a few minutes and then was supposed to turn off, to let the watch rest for an hour but never restarted again. I am returning that one and am waiting for the new one to arrive with the TPD feature. I hope that I have more luck with this one, it cost $160.
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With watch wonders you get what you pay for and IMHO $160.00 is definitely on the low end for a super quiet motor that may be running 247. This is a very subjective topic split more or less right down the middle regarding opinions of "love them" vs "hate them" ! Personally I think they create unnecessary wear on a watch not in current use. I enjoy setting my watches and winding them up when put on. A rare exception may be watches that are a horror to set or a perpetual calendar etc. Otherwise aI just dont care for them. I got a fairly nice one as a gift and it failed within a year, now it's just a 3 watch storage box. I wish you success.
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With watch wonders you get what you pay for and IMHO $160.00 is definitely on the low end for a super quiet motor that may be running 247. This is a very subjective topic split more or less right down the middle regarding opinions of "love them" vs "hate them" ! Personally I think they create unnecessary wear on a watch not in current use. I enjoy setting my watches and winding them up when put on. A rare exception may be watches that are a horror to set or a perpetual calendar etc. Otherwise aI just dont care for them. I got a fairly nice one as a gift and it failed within a year, now it's just a 3 watch storage box. I wish you success.

If it was just a matter of setting the time, then I wouldn't mind that, but if the date has to be set as well then it is too much of a bother. The newer watch winders run for a bit then rest for an hour before restarting again. I am going to keep my eye on it to see if it restarts because I am already sending one back, because I don't think it ever restarts again ,after stopping to rest. Watch winders can run all the way up to $5,000 . I wonder what one gets for that kind of money ? Would it last longer perhaps ? I agree with you and I would never leave a watch on a winder for a long period of time . I think of a watch winder as a toy, something to play with and not as a necessary item to have.


UPDATE; I cancelled this order. Amazon let me cancel my order even though it was shipped already from China. I had reservations about it. I have since placed an order for a Heiden watch winder from California which cost me $129 U.S. on sale , regular price of $299 I think. I hope that I don't end up with 3 watch winders in the end , lol

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