A clock winding is a device used to keep an automatic clock running when not in use. Automatic watches work on the principle of rotation with the help of weights that move inside the watch.
What is the best way to select a watch winder?
There are many winders available which range from less than $100 to as high as $1000. Some are more a "jewelry box" product, which means they are made from the highest quality hardwoods and are designed to display for your home or office.
They are very intricate and may be expensive. They are not all complicated and straightforward, with inexpensive cases that suffice however they may not last for long. You can also pick between an electric watch winder box (In Norwegian “watch winder etui”) that is suitable for use on the road or a plug-in model designed for continuous use at home.
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Features on winders:
A majority of winders have characteristics that you should be aware of. You should purchase a winder that rotates in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions.
People believe that it is crucial to change the direction of the movement's oscillating weights so that wear is equal to both ways. Older watches with automatics only spin only in one direction. Therefore, it is essential to purchase an automatic winder that can be able to rotate in both directions.
Another thing that watches should possess is the time interval between the on and off cycles. It should be possible to adjust the run time and rest duration to ensure that different watches are functioning properly and wound.