Watchwinder

Got me a new winder. 

So - simple and short question 

Do you use one as well?! 

This one here is super silent and it's a looker, that's what made me buying it! 

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I use one as well.  I just got a new quad winder from some no name company (I'd never heard of ZOEJOE before) on Amazon on Prime Day, as a matter of fact:

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I'm hopeful that this one will do better and last longer than my WOLF 1834 triple winder.  So far it's been way quieter than the WOLF.  That thing has been one of my most disappointing purchases of all time.  @HotWatchChick69 knows the story as to why.

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I have too many watches. I'd need multiple winders and a bigger house. I did have a couple years ago but rarely used them. 

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Had a nice display with four built in, but did not use it often and gave it away. 

Ultimately, it’s a personal preference, but most find it adds unnecessary wear and tear on movements. Others are willing to accept that for having a watch always ready.

My take is, unless one dislikes resetting dates, complications, etc, skip it. If you have a perpetual calendar, it is a must have.

I plan on getting this Bernard Farve just for display purposes.

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foghorn

I have too many watches. I'd need multiple winders and a bigger house. I did have a couple years ago but rarely used them. 

A wall of watch winders.  Has to be a photo on Zillow somewhere.

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cageyjames

A wall of watch winders.  Has to be a photo on Zillow somewhere.

I want the custom drawers with winders Dr. Strange had. Except a whole cabinet.  

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What are folks using the watch winder for?

Is there an actual need for watch winders given that the industry has switched over to synthetic lubricants?

I guess I can see a use for them if you have a couple of watches that you switch between in a weekly rotation and want to keep them fully wound but from a long-term storage standpoint for infrequently worn watches, I don’t see much of a point of it and feels like it would cause unnecessary wear on the movement. 

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I don't really see much use for a winder unless you have watches that are a real pain in the butt to set the time on, but I can also understand their appeal simply as an attractive watch display. I picked up a pre-owned Orbita winder simply because I liked the look of it, and like seeing the watch rotating within. 

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JBird7986

I use one as well.  I just got a new quad winder from some no name company (I'd never heard of ZOEJOE before) on Amazon on Prime Day, as a matter of fact:

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I'm hopeful that this one will do better and last longer than my WOLF 1834 triple winder.  So far it's been way quieter than the WOLF.  That thing has been one of my most disappointing purchases of all time.  @HotWatchChick69 knows the story as to why.

Wolf is way too expensive for the quality that you're getting!! 

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s0ckpupp3t

What are folks using the watch winder for?

Is there an actual need for watch winders given that the industry has switched over to synthetic lubricants?

I guess I can see a use for them if you have a couple of watches that you switch between in a weekly rotation and want to keep them fully wound but from a long-term storage standpoint for infrequently worn watches, I don’t see much of a point of it and feels like it would cause unnecessary wear on the movement. 

Decorating and you don't have to set the watch anymore :p

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tempus

I don't really see much use for a winder unless you have watches that are a real pain in the butt to set the time on, but I can also understand their appeal simply as an attractive watch display. I picked up a pre-owned Orbita winder simply because I liked the look of it, and like seeing the watch rotating within. 

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That's it! It can be a cool presentation platform ;] 

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AllTheWatches

Had a nice display with four built in, but did not use it often and gave it away. 

Ultimately, it’s a personal preference, but most find it adds unnecessary wear and tear on movements. Others are willing to accept that for having a watch always ready.

My take is, unless one dislikes resetting dates, complications, etc, skip it. If you have a perpetual calendar, it is a must have.

I plan on getting this Bernard Farve just for display purposes.

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That's a good looking one. I saw a similar one at Mainspring London 

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This was a conversation when we redid the master bath/closet a couple months ago at my house when I was thinking about putting in one and some chargers for other sundry gadgets.

Me to contractor: I'll need outlets in the shelves and room to route power cables through.
Wife: WTF
Contractor: That will be a million dollars.
Wife: Why do you need so many outlets?
Me: Watches
Wife: Not happening

Long story short, no power in my closet and of course the distance I'd need to run it is beyond my stupid skillset.

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Batemanswatches

Wolf is way too expensive for the quality that you're getting!! 

Agreed.  I had a terrible experience with them and I refuse to do any further business with them.  They do not properly support their products.

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I have a double and a quad watch winder.  I think they are both JQueens. I use them all the time and love them.  When a motor or control board goes bad you can buy replacement parts from Ali Express.  I have learned on WatchCrunch that it isn't a good practice to use your winder on a vertical clutch chronograph.  Better to let them stop and reset them when you are going to wear them.  I use it for all other automatics.

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s0ckpupp3t

What are folks using the watch winder for?

Is there an actual need for watch winders given that the industry has switched over to synthetic lubricants?

I guess I can see a use for them if you have a couple of watches that you switch between in a weekly rotation and want to keep them fully wound but from a long-term storage standpoint for infrequently worn watches, I don’t see much of a point of it and feels like it would cause unnecessary wear on the movement. 

The only must use of a winder for is a perpetual calendar. A lapse in some calendars could require service to reset and are a total pain. Granted, these are usually very high end pieces.