Can watch winders damage watches?
The answer is, generally, no. So long as the winder only turns a set number of times each day, known as the TPD (turns per day), then your watch is at little risk of being damaged.
Is it worth getting a watch winder?
It’s also an overpriced, gaudy and (almost) wholly unnecessary device that masquerades as an essential tool in watch collecting. At its best, the watch winder offers minor convenience. At its worst, it actually harms your watch.
How many TPD watch winder?
However, as a general rule, most automatic watches need somewhere between 650 and 950 TPD. Depending on your TPD setting, your watch winder will rest for a prescribed number of minutes between turns. In general, most winders will turn for anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute and then stop.
What setting should my watch winder be on?
A Rolex watch typically needs around 650 TPD (turns per day) in order to remain 100% wound for the day. A standard setting for a watch winder is considered to be around 750 TPD as this is generally what most modern watches require.
Do you leave watch winders on all the time?
How long do I need to wind the watch for or how long can I keep it in the winder? You can leave your watch in the winder for as long as you like. Our gentle rotation method of one-minute rotation intervals for no more than twelve hours followed by a twelve-hour pause ensures your watch will never be overwound.
Is it good to use an automatic watch winder?
Good quality watch winders, in general, will not cause damage to your automatic watch. The watch winder movements keep the mainspring of the watch wound, just as it would if it was worn on the wrist.
Is 900 TPD too much for Rolex?
Most automatic watches require 500 to 800 TPD although there are others with longer power reserves that need 1300 TPD. For example, a Rolex President needs about 600 TPD.
How long do you leave a watch in a Winder?
How long should you keep a watch on a watch winder?
But using a timer-based winder is still very important to prevent excessive wear on the winding mechanism. There is no need to keep the watch in motion 24 hours a day when usually only 30 minutes of motion is necessary to keep it properly wound. Winders are totally useless with battery-operated quartz watches.