For women jewellery is something we wear daily, plus for adding to an outfit to complete our look when going out. For men a watch is often their statement piece that finishes their outfit.
My husband loves his watches, and over the years he has made a lovely collection, which he has watches for the day and watches for the evenings. I have even been known to borrow a watch when going out.
One thing I have learnt over the years, is that just keeping a watch in a draw and putting it on every now and then can damage the watch. They need to be worn or looked after to keep the mechanisms working properly. Which is why many people choose a watch winder.
What is a watch winder?
The watch winder is a device that keeps the watch running by rotating them. It can be considered as a storage device for watches, which prevents the damage caused by friction and from shocks.
The history of the watch winder dates back to the nineteenth century when there was no such thing as a battery. The first winder was designed in 1891 by Hans Wilsdorf, founder of Rolex, as an aid to travellers who wanted to be certain that their watches would not stop running while on trips abroad.
I was sent a Barrington Single Winder to review.
The winder comes in a variety of colours, I chose the blue one as knew this would be kept in my bedroom and it went with my colour scheme.
The watch winder is for a single watch, you can purchase winders that will wind more than one watch. The winder
- Measures just 11.5cm (W) x 12cm (H) x 16cm (D)
- Can be operated either by AC mains or two AA batteries.
- Barrington ‘Jump’ feature allows multiple winders to be connected together via connecting cable (supplied) and powered from one AC power source. See pictures.
- Ultra-quiet Japanese motor
- Multiple rotation settings: clockwise, counterclockwise or alternating
- Multiple Turns Per day (TPD) settings from 650, 750, 850, 1,000 or 1,950 to suit any weight of watch
- LED light when operating
- Comes with International adapter with fittings for UK, EU and US plugs (Australian available upon request but not supplied as standard)
My husband set to work when it arrived and set up the winder, I honestly had no idea it had started to work as it was so quiet. I realised when I saw the watch start to turn.
We have been looking at winders for a while now, and one thing we have learnt is that you get what you pay for. There are cheaper brands on the market I admit, but after reading reviews and also personal reviews from others my husband knows, they are not as good, are noisy and stop working. We have put this winder to good use and it is great. My husband has recommended to friends who have either purchased one or are intending too.
Have you ever tried a watch winder before? If not they really are a great investment.