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    Good Day Gents,

    I recently aquired another automatic watch and now have a total of 3 so i want to wear one for say a few days then switch so thinking a winder is in order and thats the rub, I have seen them for as little as $100 and as much as $1000 so with that said what is a good brand to lean towards that will hold at least two and have adjustable TPD count if that's necessary and also have bidirectional rotation, i have looked at Wolf and Barrington on the high end and Heiden and simlar or the lower end so looking for suggestions.
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    i only have one auto so picked up a spin-r winder. very inexpense and has been working great. controlled via app. adjustable count. bidirectional. etc. i know they make doubles.

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    I have an extra one. It's walnut and retailed for about $275...sent PM
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    The first question is why do you want a winder? Unless you have a perpetual or some real high end complication is it a really big deal to wind and set a watch?

    Keep in mind when you have 3 watches to rotate (I have 30) the recommended service interval of 5 years becomes stretched out by quite a bit. However if they run continuously you will be paying every 5 years to have them serviced and a good watch costs serious money to service properly. Also you need a winder you can adjust the wind cycle so the watch is not overwound. Many of the winders on the market are just cheap chinese jobs with a fancy wood or leather box around it.

    A cheap winder is just that. The number one brand is Orbiter and they have units at all price ranges. Personally I would look no further. With them you deal with the maker and their customer support is outstanding. I have a few myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    The first question is why do you want a winder? Unless you have a perpetual or some real high end complication is it a really big deal to wind and set a watch?

    Keep in mind when you have 3 watches to rotate (I have 30) the recommended service interval of 5 years becomes stretched out by quite a bit. However if they run continuously you will be paying every 5 years to have them serviced and a good watch costs serious money to service properly. Also you need a winder you can adjust the wind cycle so the watch is not overwound. Many of the winders on the market are just cheap chinese jobs with a fancy wood or leather box around it.

    A cheap winder is just that. The number one brand is Orbiter and they have units at all price ranges. Personally I would look no further. With them you deal with the maker and their customer support is outstanding. I have a few myself.
    I just honestly don't want the hassle of setting the date and time on a watch, I have been to Orbita's website and all my watches are listed and have the recommended settings for Rolex and Tudor as well as Certina and all the TPD are in the 650-850 range, i also have a Citizens Eco drive which needs no winding as well as the Seiko Kinetic, alot of times i go days wearing the same watch and I know some have a power reserve of 20-30 hours.

    I have been just popping the crown before taking off and swapping and giving it about 10-15 CW turns and then putting away but i figure if a watch id 100% wound putting it in a quality winder it should maintain in the 70-80% power range as long as i do my part, i know a winder is a luxury item that most don't care to own but then i own over 20 straights and brushes and honestly only need one of each.
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    Most mechanical watches if they are ETA or Sellita based Mvmts should have a reserve of at least 40 hours. I believe Rolex is the same and some go 50 hours or more. Keep in mind watches are designed to be worn on the wrist with typical wrist motions. Winders do not mimic that action. For a time an outfit called Primadyne made a winder called "The Softwind" where you could adjust the TPMs and also the angle the watch sits at so in theory you could limit how much it winds. I don't think they are still in business.

    Also, many watch do not run accurately on a winder. Some lose minutes a week.

    I usually wear a watch for a week and then rotate. I used to use winders but decided the convenience was not worth a $1000 service every few years or so. I retired all my winders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doc47 View Post
    I have an extra one. It's walnut and retailed for about $275...sent PM]
    Responded to PM and thanks so much !!
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    This may be very simplistic but why not wear the watch at night? You move more while asleep than you may think.
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    Aloha!

    It looks like you have this solved, OP.

    I used to collect automatics and had well over a dozen, but I have sold all but two of them. I still have my Breitling and an Orient, both automatics. The Orient I wear every day (I like the way it looks) and the Brieitling sits in a Solo watch winder 24/365. Seems I never wear it. Perhaps one day.

    The only advice I'd give to anyone wanting a mult-watch winder case is you typically get what you pay for. I bought a six winder case that looked nice on eBay about 15 years ago. $75 plus shipping, so around $100 delivered. What an absolute piece of junk. All but two of the winders failed in about a week, and the felt linings and watch holders were coming apart from horrible glue work and fit and finish, and the glass started to come out of the frame. I sold it to someone else on eBay for $20 plus shipping with the understanding it was in need of total refurb and he'd have to fix just about everything.

    The solo winder I have is high quality and cost me well over $100 for a one winder slot. But it's 15 years old and still going strong.

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    Came home this morning and opened up a package from a generous guy, like Christmas here is South Texas.

    Just grabbed a few watches ( some auto some not ) to show off the home for future watches to fill the openings.

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