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The Best Watch Winders for Your Automatic Watch

By February 8, 2021No Comments
The Best Watch Winders

Automatic watches are both brilliant timepieces and sought-after collector’s items, but sometimes having too many can be an issue. If you’re not wearing your watches every day, then they don’t have a chance to automatically wind via wrist motion while walking, meaning their mechanisms might begin to fail for lack of use. Simply said, sometimes, regular watch boxes don’t cut it.

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That’s where automatic watch winders can keep things ticking, by winding your watch’s internal mechanisms an ideal number of turns per day (TPD) in a specifically chosen direction, all without you having to take a single step. The best automatic watch winder for you might only come on during the day as not to bother you at night, or perhaps you need something strong and sturdy to keep your whole collection extra-secure. Whatever kind of winder suits you best, you’ll find it here, in this list of the best watch winder models available from a bevy of respectable brands.

1. Wolf Heritage Double Winder

Wolf is a highly respected brand for watch accessories, particularly for watch winders. This dual watch winder in black keeps things simple and easy, with a single basic TPD setting and three rotational directions. While not suited to every watch, this wolf watch winder will be a suitable match to many; still, make sure to check what your watch’s ideal TPD is before purchasing. Crafted with a fine faux leather exterior and surrounding chrome, it makes for a handsome and understated black watch winder.

Key Features

  • 2-watch winder
  • Faux leather
  • Power: AC, Lithium batteries

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 900 TPD

2. Rapport London Tetra Winder

This automatic watch winder box from Rapport London is constructed from various high-quality materials, including black leather and lacquered wood, and it’s finished with a brushed aluminum sheen. With 3 TPD programs and three directional settings, this winder sits somewhere between complicated custom models and a basic catch-all solution.

Key Features

  • Single-watch winder
  • Brushed aluminum, Black leather, Lacquered wood 
  • Power: DC adapter, battery
  • Made in the UK

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 3 TPD programs

3. Barrington Automatic Winder

A hi-tech 4-watch winder from Barrington, this behemoth sports enough room for all your watches and allows you to program each of their winder settings individually, all thanks to a handy touch screen display. With 5 TPD programs and three rotational modes, this is a highly specialized piece of equipment.

Key Features

  • 4-watch winder
  • Speed-wind feature
  • Touchscreen functionality
  • Power: AC

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 5 TPD programs

4. Teeming Automatic Winder

It’s rare to find an 8-watch winder like this at such a low price, but the Teeming Automatic Winder not only manages this; it also has room for eight more watches to be on display. An incredibly streamlined product that manages to squeeze a great deal into a small amount of space, the Teeming Winder also has four rotational modes and 4 TPD programs, making for a truly fully-featured hybrid case. Finished with a beautiful, high-gloss piano finish, this easy to use watch winder is great for those watch collectors just getting into the world of automatic watches.

Key Features

  • 8-watch winder
  • Wooden case
  • 8 display slots
  • Power: AC/DC, D cell batteries

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional, Intermittent Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 4 TPD programs

5. Triple Tree Watch Winder

Triple Tree has gone for a slightly smaller take on Teeming’s design, with four watch winding slots and six display slots for a less busy exhibition. A nice feature here is the LED illumination, which will cast a glowing light on your watches as they wind. This Winder has four rotational modes and 5 TPD programs, though each paired Winder can only accompany one program at a time.

Key Features

  • 4-watch winder
  • Wooden shell
  • LED illumination
  • 6 Display slots
  • Power: AC, USB

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional, Non-intermittent Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 5 TPD programs

6. BillStone Gentleman Watch Winder

A watch winder case with more room than some watch shops, the BillStone Gentleman is a Macassar wood monolith that doubles as a high-security watch prison. With room for 12 watches to wind at once and a fingerprint scanner to prevent unwanted entrants from getting their hands on your collection, this is a super-safe winder for true enthusiasts.

Key Features

  • 12-watch winder 
  • Macassar wood case
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Power: AC

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: Fully customizable

7. JQUEEN Watch Winder

Thanks to a super-silent Japanese motor, the JQUEEN automatic watch winder is the perfect choice for a bedside winder. Sleek, small, and finished with lovely piano lacquer, this is a tasteful piece that can wind up to 4 watches at once. 5 TPD programs and four rotational modes make it a great fit for any brand or make of watch. It’s also great at adapting to different types of watch straps and sizes.

Key Features

  • 4-watch winder
  • Piano lacquer
  • Power: AC, Battery

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional, Non-intermittent Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 5 TPD programs

8. Rapport Cosmic Winder

A space-age auto watch winder that wouldn’t look out of place aboard Apollo 11, the Rapport cosmic winder is a fully-featured single-watch winder that keeps things simple but customizable. With the ability to specify any TPD setting, this is a great fit for specialists with non-standard watches. The solid wood construction and beveled instrument panel give it a bold silhouette.

Key Features

  • Single-watch winder
  • Ebony or Macassar colorways
  • Solid wood construction
  • Power: AC, C cell batteries

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional, Non-intermittent Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: Fully customizable

9. BillStone Safe Watch Winder

A watch winder safe designed to be secured in wall-safes or otherwise, the BillStone Safe winder contains a long-life lithium battery that can be recharged with an AC adapter. This means you can keep the Winder working in enclosed spaces such as safes or locked drawers without the need to drill a hole for power cables to reach it.

Key Features

  • 2-watch winder
  • Walnut finish
  • Safe cabinet design
  • Power: AC, Lithium battery

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional, Non-intermittent Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: Fully customizable

10. Triple Tree Watch Winder

This offering from Triple Tree is a simplistic single-watch winder with a luxurious outer aesthetic. It combines a range of synthetic materials on solid wood construction for a stylish ornamental winder. Four pre-programmed TPD settings are accessible via a single program knob, and the case is designed to fit both men’s and ladies’ watches.

Key Features

  • Single-watch winder
  • PU Leather, Acrylic glass, Solid wood
  • Power: AC, AA batteries

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional, Non-intermittent Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 4 TPD programs

11. Heiden Battery Powered Winder

California-based Heiden is known for its high-quality, low-price watch winders, and this single watch winder is no exception to their stringent standards. Coated in a soft walnut finish, this European-style Winder can be powered with either an AC adaptor or D cell batteries. That makes it ideal for both home and portable use. The four pre-programmed TPD settings give it a nice bit of versatility without going overboard.

Key Features

  • Single-watch winder
  • Walnut finish
  • Power: AC, D cell batteries

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 4 TPD programs

12. Wolf Heritage 4-Watch Winder

Another Wolf watch winder with three rotational directions and a single TPD setting, the Heritage 4-watch winder is the bumper edition of their classic kit. It doubles up watch capacity without skimping on any of its other features. Reliable and built to last, Wolf’s products are sure to see you through many thousands of rotations, whether you choose the original dual-model or splash out on this 4-watch Winder.

Key Features

  • 4-watch winder
  • Faux Leather
  • Power: AC

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 900 TPD

13. BillStone Prestige Winder Safe

A watch winder safe that lives up to its name, the BillStone Prestige is built to withstand forced entry attempts of any kind. Reinforced with two iron supports, the leather-clad door can only be opened by using a keypad code and key in tandem. This is the perfect Winder for keeping your favorite timepieces as safe as can be with space for six watches.

Key Features

  • 6-watch winder
  • Tan leather finish
  • Safe function with keypad
  • Power: AC

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 4 TPD programs

14. JQUEEN Double Winder

The folks at JQUEEN double up their single watch Winder here for a dual-edition that keeps the traditional single-watch winder’s form factor. Finished with a deluxe paint surface and portable thanks to a 1.5V battery (sold separately), this double Winder is a versatile, well-engineered companion for any pair of watches. Available in five different colour finishes, there’s enough versatility in the design for you to pick just the right version to match your decor.

Key Features

  • 2-watch winder
  • Deluxe paint surface
  • Power: AC, 1.5V battery

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional, Non-intermittent Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 5 TPD programs

15. Rapport London Evo Cube

The London Evo Cube single-watch winder from Rapport is another stylish addition to their collection. It has a unique cubic profile and a bold crimson lacquer coating, ensuring that it stands out from other winders. A rechargeable lithium battery makes this Winder portable, and three simple TPD modes can be combined with any of the rotation settings for a total of 9 different winding programs.

Key Features

  • Single-watch winder
  • Lacquer coating
  • Power: DC, Lithium battery

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 3 TPD programs

16. Versa Neo Single Winder

Straight out of James Bond’s bedroom comes the Versa Neo auto watch winder, a wonderfully compact little winder that packs in a quiet Japanese-made Mabuchi motor and a special 12 o’clock rest function, allowing the watch to rest in the 12 o’clock position when between winding cycles. This makes it a great choice for displaying a watch as well as winding it.

Key Features

  • Single-watch winder
  • 12 o’clock rest point
  • Power: AC

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 4 TPD programs

17. Wolf Roadster Winder

This six watch winder from wolf allows you to program each individual motor with a vast bevy of TPD programs. Wolf places the power in your hands this time, allowing you to choose any TPD in increments of 50 between 300 TPD and 1200 TPD. As the motors are not tied to one another, you can therefore have six watches winding at totally different speeds and in different rotational directions, making for one brilliantly functional piece of kit.

Key Features

  • 6-watch winder
  • LCD Screen
  • Faux leather, Macassar wood
  • Power: AC

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 18 TPD programs

18. Versa Automatic Double Winder

Once again, implementing super-quiet Japanese Mabuchi motors, Versa has doubled up capacity for a dual-watch winder with all its single-watch sibling features. I like this design because there are no unnecessary bells and whistles; everything is kept to the basics without the Winder becoming formless. The quiet motors are a great quality of life addition, and it has a competent selection of TPD programs too.

Key Features

  • 2-watch winder
  • Quiet motor
  • Power: AC

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 4 TPD programs

19. BillStone Gentlemen Fingerprint Winder

If BillStone’s great Gentlemen selection hasn’t impressed you so far, then perhaps this fingerprint-locking version might be the Winder to change your mind. BillStone zone in on a slick 70s aesthetic here, and it really pays off, with a turquoise LED fingerprint lock and a wood veneer effect exterior combining for one great looking Winder.

Key Features

  • 4-watch winder
  • Velvet interior
  • Power: DC

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: Customizable

20. Barrington Compact Automatic Winder

Barrington’s function-over-form single watch winder might look like an internet modem, but at the end of the day, it’s a reliable little winder from a trusted brand that will not let you down. AA battery support means it’s totally portable, and the stacking function is a neat feature if you’re planning on buying several.

Key Features

  • Single-watch winder
  • Stacking function
  • Power: AC, AA batteries

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 5 TPD programs

21. Volta 31 Cambridge Winder

The Volta 31 Cambridge Winder is a delightful case with a Rosewood finish and a microfiber suede and leather interior. With room for six watches and a competent suite of TPD programs, this is an excellent choice for those with a growing collection of automatic watches.

Key Features

  • 6-watch winder
  • Leather interior, Rosewood exterior
  • Power: AC

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 4 TPD programs

22. Wolf Heritage Single Winder

Wolf seems to have a watch winder for every possible situation and customer, and this single-winder is a great companion for any self-winding watch. Coated in faux suede and powered by a rechargeable lithium battery, this Winder once again uses Wolf’s patented 900 TPD program for a simple catch-all winder to suit most modern watches. I’m pretty confident you can count on any product from Wolf, a British icon that has been operating since 1834.

Key Features

  • Single-watch winder
  • Faux suede
  • Power: AC, Lithium battery
  • 2-year warranty

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 900 TPD

23. BillStone Gentleman Plus

A double watch winder not unlike their fingerprint locking edition, BillStone’s Gentleman Plus keeps the 70s aesthetic and throws in an LCD screen to bring it right up to the modern-day. With a bonus shelf for storing three watches whilst winding two others, this is a winder that can pack in a lot while still remaining compact.

Key Features

  • 2-watch winder
  • Black velvet interior
  • Macassar wood finish
  • Power: DC

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: Customizable

24. Orbita Tourbillon Winder

From the depths of Blofeld’s lair comes Orbita’s Tourbillon winder, a glass winding case that leaves nothing to the imagination. The intricate mechanisms of Orbita’s kit sit on display to the naked eye, and an LED array illuminates the whole case, allowing you to sit and gaze at your watches long into the dark of night. This watch winder is truly a stunning piece of engineering and art.

Key Features

  • 3-watch winder
  • Glass case
  • LED lighting
  • Power: AC/DC

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: Customizable

25. Rapport Paramount 12-Watch Winder

Rapport’s winders are always classy, and the Paramount watch winder safe is no exception to this rule. With a fingerprint access scanner and an LCD touchscreen, this is a modern winder built on tried and tested traditions. Lined with grey velvet and powered by DC or USB, this blending of worlds makes for an excellent tech-friendly winder.

Key Features

  • 12-watch winder
  • Fingerprint access
  • LCD touchscreen
  • Power: DC, USB

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: Customizable

26. Cheopz Watch Winder Safe

Why settle for one or two special features when you can have them all? This was clearly Cheopz’s approach to designing this watch winder safe, which comes fully-featured with three unlocking mechanisms (code, keycard, key), four storage zones, and six winding motors. The glass surface is bulletproof in case of a firefight in your living room, and the whole case is alarmed to alert you to any unwanted attention.

Key Features

  • 6-watch winder
  • Code, Card, Key security
  • Storage shelves
  • Power: AC

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 5 TPD programs

27. Volta Signature Series Winder

This monumental Winder from Volta is built to hold as many watches as you can possibly find. Ok, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but there’s no doubt that this is a behemoth. A carbon fiber finish and black leather interior make for a restrained but effective overall style. Just make sure you don’t knock this thing over, as, at a hefty 30 pounds, it might just break a few toes.

Key Features

  • 12-watch winder
  • Carbon fiber finish
  • LED lighting
  • Power: 240v Adapter

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 4 TPD programs

28. Heiden Monaco Winder

Heiden always delivers when it comes to their winders, and the Monaco is one of their best. This leather-clad eight watch winder has space for a whole collection of watches, and each one of the winding motors within the tower can be programmed individually, making this a specialist collector’s best friend. Heiden’s winders might cost more than many Chinese-made watch winders, but you can trust that their equipment is held to the highest of standards and won’t let you down in the long run.

Key Features

  • 8-watch winder
  • Leather exterior, Linen interior
  • Power: 240v Adapter

Specifications

  • Rotation Directions: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Bi-directional
  • TPD Settings: 4 TPD settings