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metalheart wrote:
I am so full of questions:

Is it a good idea, bad idea, or doesn't matter if: I position the watch winder differently everyday? Upright, sideways, upside down?


It matters a lot. If the watch isn't vertical it won't wind - that gravity thing can be annoying :lol:


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Winding direction for the Chornomat Evo is CW.

Does that mean I have to place my watch vertical (clock-face) and set the direction on the watch winder to CW?


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Yes.


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Thanks Roff, im a newbie when it comes to watchwinders and this helped me alot!


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Btw.

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There are a number of winders that have cushions for two watches on each motor to try and keep the costs down. It’s not a good idea to buy these (or at least to put two watches on them) if they use plastic gears. Unless the watches are identical the differences in weight and weight distribution will cause the gears to be unbalanced and with plastic gears that will quickly cause wear and parts failure. If your motor uses metal gears then there is less of a concern, but you should still try to use similar size and weight watches on each motor.


So you wouldnt recommend a super avenger on bracelet together with a skyland on rubber strap even tho its a motor with metal gears?


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Btw.

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There are a number of winders that have cushions for two watches on each motor to try and keep the costs down. It’s not a good idea to buy these (or at least to put two watches on them) if they use plastic gears. Unless the watches are identical the differences in weight and weight distribution will cause the gears to be unbalanced and with plastic gears that will quickly cause wear and parts failure. If your motor uses metal gears then there is less of a concern, but you should still try to use similar size and weight watches on each motor.


So you wouldnt recommend a super avenger on bracelet together with a skyland on rubber strap even tho its a motor with metal gears?

Not really.

That's quite an imbalance, especially with bracelet vs. strap. It's better than with plastic gears but it is still going to lead to additional wear.


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Roffensian wrote:
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Btw.

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There are a number of winders that have cushions for two watches on each motor to try and keep the costs down. It’s not a good idea to buy these (or at least to put two watches on them) if they use plastic gears. Unless the watches are identical the differences in weight and weight distribution will cause the gears to be unbalanced and with plastic gears that will quickly cause wear and parts failure. If your motor uses metal gears then there is less of a concern, but you should still try to use similar size and weight watches on each motor.


So you wouldnt recommend a super avenger on bracelet together with a skyland on rubber strap even tho its a motor with metal gears?

Not really.

That's quite an imbalance, especially with bracelet vs. strap. It's better than with plastic gears but it is still going to lead to additional wear.


Thank you for the tips and info. I ended up ordering a modalo watch winder tower for 2 watches with one motor for each watch. But to my understanding the b13 movement should have 800tpd and the modalo winder offers either 900 or 1600tpd clockwise/anticlockwise or both. But i guess a timer on the electricity should get me to around 800 tbd.


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Set it for 900, the difference won't be significant.


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Great job Roff! Very helpful and now if they can make a smart winder I would be all set.
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Roff,

Thanks for the brilliant and useful article on Watch Winders, is there a possibility of doing an update from the 2010 originally posted message and can this be pasted somewhere for easy reference?


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What needs updating, watch winder technology isn't exactly leading edge. If there's something not covered let me know and I'll try and answer.

Search finds the thread very easily and avoids new topics disappearing half way down the page because of an excessive number of stickies.


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I have an Orbita winder which uses the rotorwind system. Every ten minutes it rotates and swings over a 24 hour cycle.The only rest is the time between swings. There is no extended time of 6-8 hrs for the watch to wind down, simulating sleep time. From what I have read in these posts this must be harmful to my watch. How is it that these are said to be among the best of winders ? Can I use it in a better way ?

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They are viewed as the about the best approach to the winding mechanism because of the way they wind, basically allowing the rotor to swing naturally (as it would on the arm) rather than a powered 360 degree rotation. Orbita attempt to mitigate the absence of rest periods with a relatively slow winding process but if the watch on there can have its wind maintained in less than 24 hours I would put the winder on a timer that builds in a rest period - if only for an hour or so every day. You'll just need to calculate how long it will take to give the watch the equivalent number of turns your watch needs per day.



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Wow, super informative; especially for my noob self.

Here is a noob question; how will I know if a watch needs to be on a winder? All Breitlings, all Rolex's, etc?


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Not sure I understand the question. No watch 'needs' to be on a winder, all mechanical watches can be wound via the crown and automatics will wind when worn. A winder can be used to maintain the power reserve of an automatic that isn't worn daily, or isn't worn enough to maintain the reserve, without the need to wind via the crown.


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