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Old 22 August 2016, 09:54 PM   #31
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I have one bought for me several Christmases ago,its a rapport very nice box I looked at it and put it back in the cardboard box its still in the attic.Yes I have have a few bad years health wise beginning of this year did not think I was going to be still alive today.But I still got the use of my fingers and quite capable of using the winding crown after all thats what is for.And yes it must take all of 30 seconds to wind and set any watch, I feel so sorry for all those who find this a terrible chore to do.But if you did have a watch with many many complications like say a Patek.Then yes they could be a pure convenience as they are quite difficult to re-set, thats why Patek gives them free when you buy one of there many complication watches.But for Rolex watches that have mostly a simple date complication IMHO machine winders just plain humbug and not needed at all..
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Old 22 August 2016, 10:56 PM   #32
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Peter, just be careful so you don't over wind it.
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Old 23 August 2016, 06:06 AM   #33
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Peter, just be careful so you don't over wind it.
The problem with that is the only way to make sure you don't go past the maximum forty turns is if the watch is completely stopped.
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Old 27 August 2016, 04:03 PM   #34
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My AD is Ben bridge they are offering a free watch winder for October promotion purchases this is my first Rolex and first luxury watch (it will be the deep sea black dial most likely) my question is do watch winders help keep the time more accurate or will simply wearing it achieve that. I work month on month and may not be able to wear it as much as I would like .
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Old 27 August 2016, 08:23 PM   #35
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My AD is Ben bridge they are offering a free watch winder for October promotion purchases this is my first Rolex and first luxury watch (it will be the deep sea black dial most likely) my question is do watch winders help keep the time more accurate or will simply wearing it achieve that. I work month on month and may not be able to wear it as much as I would like .
Its quite possible it will be a tiny bit less accurate on one of these machines as most are just repetitive back throe on the same plain and axis.While tested at the COSC they are tested in 5 different positions to mimic what goes on the finest winder in the world called wrists.But if you must use the machine always fully manual wind first before putting on the machine.And it would need around 650-750 bi-directional turns a day just to keep it ticking.
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Old 27 August 2016, 08:51 PM   #36
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According to my watchmaker who has been servicing Rolex's for over 30 years, he disagrees with you . I don't mean any disrespect, I will listen to my watchmaker
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Its quite possible it will be a tiny bit less accurate on one of these machines as most are just repetitive back throe on the same plain and axis.While tested at the COSC they are tested in 5 different positions to mimic what goes on the finest winder in the world called wrists.But if you must use the machine always fully manual wind first before putting on the machine.And it would need around 650-750 bi-directional turns a day just to keep it ticking.
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Old 27 August 2016, 10:34 PM   #37
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I think I am going to diarise 2 weeks and see if we get another watchwinder thread in the interim!!! At least this OP was educational!
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Old 28 August 2016, 12:27 AM   #38
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I have a '69 Tudor Day Date that I only wear once/twice a week, and can go 2-3 weeks without wearing it.

It is a pain in the ass to set, takes 2-3 minutes if it is more than 7 days past. As such I am in the market for a winder but I also have 2-3 cheap automatics I also only wear every once and while and would like to keep them wound.

I need a completely silent option for 3 watches that is cheap and I don't think it exists, so I end up just not wearing my Tudor as much as I would like.
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Old 1 October 2016, 01:05 PM   #39
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I don't think a winder is needed but it really depends on the individual preference


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Old 4 October 2016, 10:42 PM   #40
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This is my watch winder and I certainly need it, otherwise I'd have nothing to pick my nose with.
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Old 4 October 2016, 10:50 PM   #41
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Old 18 December 2016, 02:55 PM   #42
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I have one too (hold 6 watches).............but, I never trun the power on....just display it and it do looks nice sitting in my study room~~
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Old 18 December 2016, 05:04 PM   #43
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I use a winder purely for convenience. I bought a four watch winder off Amazon for under $100. It seems to keep my automatic watches wound up enough that I can change out and go and not have to worry.
Interesting post.

I have about a dozen watch winders in stock and could use them if necessary but:
Let's look at scenario 1:
You have automatic watches on a winder, you remove one to wear it, it is not on the correct time, it is a Rolex so you feel it really should be correct, you hack it on 12 and set it to your time source and strap it on.

Scenario 2:
You chose a Rolex from you safe, while you walk to the lounge (holding it in your left hand) you unscrew the crown giving it a few turns to start it and hack it on the 12.
In the lounge you set it to your time source and strap it on.

The difference - a few turns of the crown.
Plus wear and tear on the movement during the previous months on the winder when it was not being used.
As for the clumping of oils when not being used?
It's a Rolex FGS not a old diesel tractor.
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Old 22 December 2016, 10:25 AM   #44
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thats why Patek gives them free when you buy one of there many complication watches.
It's not free you need to buy an expensive watch and the price of that watch include the winder.
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Old 25 December 2016, 04:42 AM   #45
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I have decided that watch winders are not for me. I do not have to many watches and the ones in the winder ran faster. Constantly. For example, my GO runs about +2 secs per day. In the winder it ran +10 secs per day. If anyone is interested in an Underwood winder, please PM me.
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Old 26 December 2016, 02:59 PM   #46
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...while watch winders are NOT an absolute necessity, they are not only a great convenience in keeping watches on the correct time and date but also help to extend the general running condition of them.
Even winders won't keep a watch at the correct time for very long. Even if a watch is running within COSC, given enough time, people like me will have to set the time.

When I put on a watch I always set it to the correct time, which a winder will not maintain, regardless of its quality or price.

Setting a watch, including the date, takes about two minutes.
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Old 26 December 2016, 03:58 PM   #47
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It's not free you need to buy an expensive watch and the price of that watch include the winder.
Would you have preferred the term "included in the price?"
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Old 26 December 2016, 11:31 PM   #48
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I use winders because of the convenience of being ready to grab a watch and go. Depending on how long it has been on the winder, I may have to adjust the time by 5-10 minutes compared to my cell phone. I also really like how the watches are displayed (I use Wolf Meridian triple winders). I've heard all of the arguments before but am still not convinced that winders lead to early or excessive "wear and tear." I've never heard of anyone being told that they should or can extend the life of their watch by not wearing it. Or that a Rolex should be serviced every 5 years if it is worn daily and every 10 years if it isn't worn at all.


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Old 27 March 2017, 10:00 AM   #49
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While a relative newcomer here to Rolex Forums, posting-wise anyway, I'm a watch winder fan. I have a winder that with room for 8 automatic watches - and some of those watches have enough complexities (or are just a pain) to set beyond a few hours that I groove to the watch winder. To watch wind or not is kind of like the 9mm or .45 debate. I've heard plenty of arguments this way or that - nothing really sold me on "this is bad for your watch". What if I only had one watch? It's be on that automatic wrist winder all day long. My $0.02 in a long line of two cents on the subject.
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Old 3 April 2017, 03:49 AM   #50
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The two sales people in my AD are split 5/50 on this.

Personally I won't buy one because spending 60 seconds to set and wind a watch isn't going to kill me.......and I don't want to wear out the watch faster when it is not in use if it is sitting on the winder.

"If" there was a valid technical benefit to them, every AD would have every Rolex sitting on one.
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Old 4 April 2017, 05:47 AM   #51
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the two sales people in my ad are split 5/50 on this.

Personally i won't buy one because spending 60 seconds to set and wind a watch isn't going to kill me.......and i don't want to wear out the watch faster when it is not in use if it is sitting on the winder.

"if" there was a valid technical benefit to them, every ad would have every rolex sitting on one.
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Old 10 April 2017, 09:46 AM   #52
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Using a watch winder cause of the Gmt watch. It's not worth it for the other watches since it only takes a minute or so to reset it
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Old 11 April 2017, 03:12 AM   #53
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Having 2 watches was on the line for me, now that I have 3 watches a winder is a must.

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Old 11 April 2017, 12:58 PM   #54
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