At Charlie Paris we welcome lovers of manual winding as well as those who can no longer do without their winder. But what is a watch winder? What is it used for ? We answer all your questions in this article.
- What is a watch winder?
What are the advantages of a watch winder?
- Is it possible that the watch winder prematurely damages the automatic watch?
1. What is a watch winder?
A watch winder is a machine that allows mechanical watches
to be pulled up without needing to be carried. The winder mimics the movements of the wrist which traditionally allow the automatic mechanical watch to recharge. You just have to place the automatic watch on the winding mechanism. to keep it on time.
2. What are the advantages of a watch winder?
- The watch winder keeps the automatic mechanical watch on time. Indeed, most automatic watches have a power reserve of one or two days. So, if it is not worn, your watch may stop. The winder keeps your automatic watch running, creating the movements of your wrist.
The winder also helps maintain the watch mechanism. In fact, leaving your mechanical watch to stop for too long risks damaging the mechanism by freezing the oil inside.
Finally, the winder is considered by many to be a real decorative object serving as a showcase for yourwatch.
3. Is it possible that the watch winder will prematurely damage the automatic watch?
It is considered that the oscillating weight must rotate about 1,500 to 1,800 times a day for the automatic watch to be fully charged. However, there are different types of automatic watch winders: some run continuously and others more sophisticated run to a preset setting. Continuously rotating watch winders can eventually damage the movement because the oscillating weight will perform much more than 1,800 revolutions in a day.
So the watch winder is a tool which can prove to be extremely practical for some people as well as being just a gadget of little interest to others. This difference in perception will depend on each user and their use of their automatic watches.
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