Re: Watch Winders
- From: "Mij Adyaw" <Mij@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 14:50:39 -0800
perpetual watches and watches with other complications such as moon phase
"John S." <hjsjms@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> djohnson wrote:
>> I just bought a $20 Stein-Mart watch winder. Extremely basic, no
>> pretense at elegance. Plastic housing, plastic cover, one switch to
>> control on/off/direction, vinyl pillow and angled turntable. Turns at
>> about 6 rpm one hour out of four.
>> I've had my Orient Power Reserve on it since Saturday evening. It rose
>> to 25 hours reserve in a few hours, and has held near there
>> since--Apparently the angle is such so that with enough tension on the
>> mainspring the rotor turns with the watch, preventing overwinding.
>> This appears to be the ideal situation, although for my plans, this
>> doesn't matter much--It's going to be a workbench tool rather than
>> something to keep a watch ready for use.
>> What's wrong with this winder? When the cheapest I've seen before is 4
>> times the price, is the difference just a timer and some leather and
>> wood trim? This is mostly a curiosity question, since I'm sure it's
>> fine for my purposes, but it seems that this winder would be adequate
>> even as "ready storage".
> I'm still trying to understand the reason(s) for buying a watch winder
> in the first place, no matter the price. Most watches made today are
> designed to allow time and date to be set quickly.
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