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Why do you need an automatic watch winder?


At this juncture, you might be pondering, "If automatic watches wind themselves, why would I require an automatic watch winder?"

It's a valid inquiry, and the response hinges on how frequently you adorn your automatic watch. If you wear it incessantly, every single day, a multi watch winder may not be necessary. However, suppose you occasionally remove your automatic watch and place it aside, whether to switch to another timepiece in your assortment or to go watch-free for a couple of days (we're not sure how anyone can manage that, but each to their own). In such instances, a predicament could arise.

Given that automatic watches rely on your movements to self-wind, they aren't entirely self-sufficient — you still need to wind the mainspring, even if they depend on your movement instead of manually turning the watch's crown. The natural movements in your daily activities can generate enough rotation in an automatic watch's rotor to sustain its operation for approximately 35 to 45 hours.

Consequently, if you leave your automatic watch untouched for a few days, you'll need to wind it again to accumulate sufficient power in the mainspring for the watch to resume functioning.

Whether it's a mechanical or automatic watch, periodic winding is essential. If you possess a collection of watches, manually winding each timepiece can become quite laborious.

This is precisely where the watch winder becomes indispensable.