Watch Winder Questions

Watch Winder Questions - FAQs

  1. Problem: My watch does not keep the correct time.
    If you have already tried going through all the steps in the "What is the correct setting for my watch?" question, your watch may need to be serviced or the watch winder may be defective and need to be serviced. Please contact us for more information.
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  2. Which watch winder do I need for my automatic watch?
    All of the watch winders we carry are designed to wind all brands of watches so every watch winder we sell will work for your watch. The choice comes down to how many watches you would like to wind and the design, but all of the winders we carry will work for all models of watches on the market.
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  3. How long do I need to wind the watch or how long can I keep it in the winder?
    We recommend leaving the watch in the winder at all times when it is not in use.
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  4. Are the motors silent?
    Yes, our motors are silent but we suggest that you place the winder away from your head while you sleep. If you would like to keep it near where you sleep, we suggest purchasing a winder with a cover.
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  5. What type of watch needs a watch winder?
    The watch winders that we carry should be used for automatic watches only. Other watches such as kinetic, battery (quartz) operated, or manual watches should not used with a watch winder.
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  6. Do you have watch winders that are battery powered?
    No, we do not currently make battery-powered watch winders.
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  7. What is the correct setting for my watch?

    All automatic watches have different TPD requirements but on average most automatic watches need a minimum of 650-1200 TPD. All of our watch winders are set to accommodate this minimum requirement.

    To find the right setting for your watch we recommend the following procedure:

    1) Manually wind the watch by turning the crown 20-30 times. The watch winder will not wind a completely dead watch.

    2) Set the winder to the lowest TPD setting and bi-directional rotation. Place the watch in the winder and make sure it is seated properly and securely in the holder.

    3) Turn the winder on and periodically check to make sure the time is correct. Most automatics have a maximum of 40 hours of power reserve when fully wound so if the time is correct after 2 full days, this is the proper setting for your watch.

    4) If the time is incorrect, please set it to the next highest TPD setting and try again.

    5) If the time is incorrect, please set it to clockwise only and try again.

    6) If the time is incorrect, please set it to counter-clockwise only and try again.

    7) If the watch works while it is being worn but does not work in the winder, it may need to be serviced. When a watch is worn, the movements it experiences are not as smooth as in a watch winder, so while a watch may work when it is worn it may not work when in the winder. Watch winders move very smoothly so if the lubrication inside the watch has congealed from not being in use, the watch may need to be serviced.

    8) If you still have problems or issues please feel free to contact us.


    Below is a list of popular watch brands and the common settings for most of their watches. Specific models from some brands may have exceptions and may not work on the setting listed below. If this is the case please contact us and we will try to determine the correct setting for your particular model.

    BD=Bi-Directional, CW=Clockwise, CCW=Counter Clockwise
    Watch CompanyRotation DirectionTurns Per Day
    BallBD650-800
    Baume & MercierBD or CW or CCW650-800
    Bell & RossBD or CW650-800
    BlancpainCW or CCW800 or higher
    BreitlingBD or CW650-800
    Carl BuchererBD650-800
    CartierBD or CW650-800
    ChanelBD650-800
    ChopardBD or CW800 or higher
    ConcordBD or CW650-800
    CorumBD or CW650-800
    HamiltonBD or CW800 or higher
    HublotBD or CW800 or higher
    InvictaBD or CW800 or higher
    IWCBD or CW800 or higher
    Jaeger LeCoultreBD or CCW650-800
    LonginesBD or CW650-800
    Louis VuittonBD650-800
    LuminoxBD or CW650-800
    MontblancBD or CW800 or higher
    OmegaBD or CW650-800
    OrisBD or CW650-800
    PaneraiBD or CW800 or higher
    Patek PhilippeCCW800 or higher
    RolexBD650-800
    Tag HeuerBD or CW800 or higher
    TissotBD or CW650-800
    TutimaBD or CW800 or higher
    Ulysse NardinBD or CW800 or higher
    Vacheron ConstantinBD or CW or CCW650-1000
    XemexBD or CW650-800
    ZenithBD650-800
    ZenoBD or CW650-800
    BD=Bi-Directional, CW=Clockwise, CCW=Counter Clockwise
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  8. What is the warranty on your watch winders?
    All of the winders we carry come with a 1-year warranty from the date of purchase.
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  9. Do you have a watch winder for a Seiko Kinetic?
    Seiko kinetics will not work in a regular watch winder. Seiko kinetics usually last up to 6 months on a single charge and usually do not require the use of a winder.
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  10. Do you have a copy of the manual for my winder?
    Please visit the product page for your watch winder and click on the downloads tab to view the manual. If you have an older model we no longer carry, please contact us.
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