Time Tutelary Automatic Watch Winder £23.96 (was £50.00) delivered @ Amazon
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Time Tutelary Automatic Watch Winder £23.96 (was £50.00) delivered @ Amazon

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Found 24th May 2009Made hot 19th Jul 2009
Cheapest good quality watch winder you can find, selling for retail at many places, may be useful for some,

Keep Automatic Watches Running; Gentle rotation keeps your watches wound and ready to wear. This extends service life of watch. This is a brand new single watch winder, in gift box.

Features:

Wind either clockwise or anticlockwise via select switch
Auto rotate 1 hour and rest for 3 hours
Removable watch grip
Size: 128mm x 140mm x 155mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 400g

Constructed from a lightweight plastic casing with a durable polycarbonate flip down cover the unit has a distinctively modern appearance. The added benefit is this winder is small and light enough take with you on trips away from home.

The unit operates on A/C current only, adapter is included. Works well with virtually any automatic watch.

There is lots of space inside for a good sized chunky gents watch and plenty of clearance between the turntable and cover.

The removable adjustable watch holder is spring loaded and expands to grip a maximum watch strap circumference of 210mm. It can be compressed to hold a strap circumference as small as 160mm.

New shaft design permits continuous operation and by using a time-switch clock, it is possible to operate the device as many hours a day you wish to provide the required movement to keep your watch going.

Watch is not included.

46 Comments

Original Poster

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i never even knew such a thing existed

Original Poster

custardy;5306358

i never even knew such a thing existed



Neither did I!! makes sense though if you are serious about your watches

my watch has a winder on the side, 4 turns a day....takes 2 seconds.

Originally £50??? to wind a watch??? Some people need to get out more, but guess that would be even more exercise than risking blisters winding your watch :whistling:

why? am I missing something here? this make those video cassete rewinders they used to advertise in the sunday supplements seem useful in comparison.

surely it takes more effort to take your watch off and put it in this thing than it does to wind it yourself.

Original Poster

rossington;5306593

why? am I missing something here? this make those video cassete … why? am I missing something here? this make those video cassete rewinders they used to advertise in the sunday supplements seem useful in comparison.surely it takes more effort to take your watch off and put it in this thing than it does to wind it yourself.



I dont think you get the concept, its not for your daily watch etc, some people have watches that they have spent hundreds of pounds on (even thousands!!) and they dont wear them every day, or some people like vintage watches that they dont wear every day, this basically keeps them running, its a niche product for a niche person, have a look here, explains a bit more

thewatchprince.com/Why…der

Basically like having a car parked up for a long time
Things seize up
This keeps all the lubricant's fluid and evenly spread on that 100s of parts in an automatic watch
Reduces loss of accuracy and therefore cost of expensive servicing

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Ommid;5306792

Basically like having a car parked up for a long timeThings seize upThis … Basically like having a car parked up for a long timeThings seize upThis keeps all the lubricant's fluid and evenly spread on that 100s of parts in an automatic watchReduces loss of accuracy and therefore cost of expensive servicing



Spot on:thumbsup:, i know its not for everyone and its never going to go hot, just thought it may help a limited number of people:)

clondikemike;5306856

Spot on:thumbsup:, i know its not for everyone and its never going to go … Spot on:thumbsup:, i know its not for everyone and its never going to go hot, just thought it may help a limited number of people:)



Certainly will, some people spend 1000s on just a winder :O

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Ommid;5306889

Certainly will, some people spend 1000s on just a winder :O



I have a Tag Monaco that i hardly ever wear, one of those stupid purchases i made back in 2005, i actually imported it from the US, was over 2k here and got it for £890 no duty as they kindly marked it as a warranty return:), had a friend who went to Amsterdam for a stag weekend, he had a Monaco on, and was mugged for the watch:x, makes me wary about wearing it tbh

Original Poster

orlando08;5307060

Great price for a watch winder.........See the full list - some costing … Great price for a watch winder.........See the full list - some costing as much as the watches theyre gonna wind........http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_watches?url=search-alias%3Dwatches&field-keywords=Watch+Winder+&x=14&y=16



Cheapest watch winder you can find, tbh as i said before never knew they existed but a great product, have bought one myself:)

First time i've ever seen one of these! heat.

kaits;5307773

First time i've ever seen one of these! heat.



Thing is some watches, the complications can take so long to set, and cant be set by the buyer sometimes, like really expensive ones with moonphase, leap year, day, date, month, year, alarms

And it is a pain, this prevents that from happening because as you can appreciate a watch like the one I describe isnt a day to day watch and will be rarely worn

Ommid;5307801

Thing is some watches, the complications can take so long to set, and … Thing is some watches, the complications can take so long to set, and cant be set by the buyer sometimes, like really expensive ones with moonphase, leap year, day, date, month, year, alarmsAnd it is a pain, this prevents that from happening because as you can appreciate a watch like the one I describe isnt a day to day watch and will be rarely worn



thanks ommid:thumbsup:

Original Poster

Ommid;5307801

Thing is some watches, the complications can take so long to set, and … Thing is some watches, the complications can take so long to set, and cant be set by the buyer sometimes, like really expensive ones with moonphase, leap year, day, date, month, year, alarmsAnd it is a pain, this prevents that from happening because as you can appreciate a watch like the one I describe isnt a day to day watch and will be rarely worn



Ommid, you must be a watch Connoisseur, a man after own heart:)

clondikemike;5308121

Ommid, you must be a watch Connoisseur, a man after own heart:)




I was thinking he might be an horologist?
Ommid own up...:w00t:

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kaits;5308146

I was thinking he might be an horologist? Ommid own up...:w00t:



lol,:-D

kaits;5308146

I was thinking he might be an horologist? Ommid own up...:w00t:



Horologist!? lol

Ommid;5309906

Horologist!? lol



is that a yes?

kaits;5309912

is that a yes?



Just looked up the word and the answer is no, I am a student, but I worked part time at a swiss watch shop for just under a year one day a week, and loved it, read ALOT about watches, and looked into winders alot too.

Best brand of Winder is Rapport, can get some for 60 watches that are battery powered for putting inside vaults in your house :O

I've just had my Breitling serviced and they advised me that I got one of these as I only wear it at weekends so it spends the majority of it's time unwound. People with a casio may sniff but for an expensive watch it is a small investment that will hopefully prevent a much bigger bill in the future. Ommid summed this fact up perfectly.

Thanks for the pointer!

Brilliant, been holding off getting one of these but now I will.

I have 2 Chronometer watches, my everyday watch and my dress watch, obviously don't wear both at the same time. So this will always keep them going when the other is on my wrist.

Heat Added, Thanks

Ommid;5310177

Just looked up the word and the answer is no, I am a student, but I … Just looked up the word and the answer is no, I am a student, but I worked part time at a swiss watch shop for just under a year one day a week, and loved it, read ALOT about watches, and looked into winders alot too.Best brand of Winder is Rapport, can get some for 60 watches that are battery powered for putting inside vaults in your house :O


Its a good trade to fall back on if your chosen career doesn't do it for you:-D

kaits;5311159

Its a good trade to fall back on if your chosen career doesn't do it for … Its a good trade to fall back on if your chosen career doesn't do it for you:-D



I hope my degree will lead to a good job after what it is costing! :thumbsup:

I cant afford to get one at the minute, but if anyone wants to treat me :-D

Ommid;5311181

I hope my degree will lead to a good job after what it is costing! … I hope my degree will lead to a good job after what it is costing! :thumbsup:


wishing you all the best Ommid:-D

kaits;5311263

wishing you all the best Ommid:-D



Thanks alot :-D

Ommid;5310177

Just looked up the word and the answer is no, I am a student, but I … Just looked up the word and the answer is no, I am a student, but I worked part time at a swiss watch shop for just under a year one day a week, and loved it, read ALOT about watches, and looked into winders alot too.:O



You're a student who worked in a watch shop and had to LOOK UP the word horologist????

Crikey, you learn something new very day.

I've got a Rolex watch that was bought for me as a special pressie. l've had it for years 15 years now and only wear it every now and then. Never even knew that these winder gadgets existed but they kind of make sense. Half the reason that HotUKD is so successful, is that people like me can buy stuff they never even knew they wanted - and l want one of these. Question for the konn-ee-surrs though. How important is it to get one that oscillates the watch in both directions? Also, I've never had the watch serviced, is this something l should consider even though it always functions perfectly?

Ommid;5306792

Basically like having a car parked up for a long timeThings seize upThis … Basically like having a car parked up for a long timeThings seize upThis keeps all the lubricant's fluid and evenly spread on that 100s of parts in an automatic watchReduces loss of accuracy and therefore cost of expensive servicing



My dad gave me his rolex watch a few years ago. It's about 50 years old and probably hasn't been serviced in about 15 years.

Neither my dad or I are the kind to wear an expensive watch everyday (it was originally given to him by his dad), so it's hardly been used in the 5 years I've had it and probably not for many years before that.

It's not the most expensive rolex, but I would like to keep it to pass on to my son as a family heirloom.

Could anyone give me any advice about whether I should a) buy and use this winder now, b) buy the winder, get the watch serviced, then use the winder, c) save myself the money (of the service) and leave the watch as is - stopped and unused , d) any other option?

Also any ideas how much a service will cost (or best way to find out)?

Thanks.

topazz;5789988

Crikey, you learn something new very day. I've got a Rolex watch that was … Crikey, you learn something new very day. I've got a Rolex watch that was bought for me as a special pressie. l've had it for years 15 years now and only wear it every now and then. Never even knew that these winder gadgets existed but they kind of make sense. Half the reason that HotUKD is so successful, is that people like me can buy stuff they never even knew they wanted - and l want one of these. Question for the konn-ee-surrs though. How important is it to get one that oscillates the watch in both directions? Also, I've never had the watch serviced, is this something l should consider even though it always functions perfectly?



I too have a Rolex and never knew about these items until I was trawling the Amazon deals and saw this; it has been listed a few times (deal listings now removed) at different prices and the comments are very similar. I had my watch serviced this year and, according to Rolex, they should be done every 5 years. However, it is expensive and took nearly 4 months to be returned, but it came back as brand new; it bl**dy well should for nearly £400! I had a Submariner and never had it serviced over the 7 years I owned it and never had any issues.

From memory, a Rolex should maintain an average of +/- 5 seconds accuracy per day; if not then get it serviced. I agree that a £1 garage watch probably maintains better accuracy, but that's not the point! I went for one of these, as I don't wear the Rolex that often and it's a pain to reset the time/date. According to a quick google, then it is important that a watch winder oscillates both ways:

"Many people don't realise that an automatic watch needs to be worn regularly or the watch will wind down and stop, which can cause irreversible damage to the watch and have a detrimental effect on its timekeeping ability. Powered by a low voltage 3v AC adapter (supplied) this Watch Winder, not to be confused with other more expensive models that can damage your watch by continuously rotating in one direction, will rotate both clockwise and anti-clockwise for one hour and then rest for three. Making it an economical solution that keeps any make of automatic watch ticking."

mooch;5790058

My dad gave me his rolex watch a few years ago. It's about 50 years old … My dad gave me his rolex watch a few years ago. It's about 50 years old and probably hasn't been serviced in about 15 years.Neither my dad or I are the kind to wear an expensive watch everyday (it was originally given to him by his dad), so it's hardly been used in the 5 years I've had it and probably not for many years before that.It's not the most expensive rolex, but I would like to keep it to pass on to my son as a family heirloom.Could anyone give me any advice about whether I should a) buy and use this winder now, b) buy the winder, get the watch serviced, then use the winder, c) save myself the money (of the service) and leave the watch as is - stopped and unused , d) any other option?Also any ideas how much a service will cost (or best way to find out)?Thanks.



I would only get it serviced if you can afford it and want the watch to come back in an excellent condition. If it keeps reasonable time and you're happy with the condition then I would save the cash. However, I am not a watch specialist and they may claim other wise, but I am going on my personal experience. I thought £24 for this product was reasonable value and I find resetting the watch a pain; if it improves the life between services then that is a bonus! Also, the last time this was listed then it got favourable feedback from those that purchased it.

Hope this helps.

HVR

WOW I've always wanted one of these. Ive got a digital watch.....hope this works! .................. ; )

I just attach my watches to my cat and let it sniff some catnip. Watches are wound and cat is entertained in one go.

Still voted hot though, because now I'm going to buy one for a christmas gift for somebody. Just for fun mind.

Some of the comments on this thread are bizarre. I feel really wound up now.

Thanks for the reply hertz. Certainly helped me decide about whether to have the Rolex serviced or not!

Good deal, though I'd prefer a winder that takes more than one watch at a time...

Naith;5790652

Good deal, though I'd prefer a winder that takes more than one watch at a … Good deal, though I'd prefer a winder that takes more than one watch at a time...



Use your washing machine then. Gets them clean at the same time

I understand the point made earlier about the difficulty of resetting 'complications' such as moonphase, but wonder how long an automatic watch can be safely left unwound before mechanical problems occur. There are other issues to consider - I've just refound 2 pulsar automatics from years ago, mechanically they're fine and the accuracy is good enough for me, but the (non-standard) rubber straps have perished. I'm more concerned that I didn't pay attention to the straps than the lack of an automatic winder.

Is this a wind-up?
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