Watch Winder boxes are used to store watches with automatic movement. If you or your partner have an automatic watch then you need one of these.
This watch wonder box stores a single automatic watch. It is a pain when your automatic watch stops when you don’t wear it! It can also be damaging to your watch to leave it dormant. The watch winder keeps the mechanics of the watch moving and keeps your timepiece ticking over when you are nor wearing it. The circle in the middle of the box is where you place your watch and the watch rotates to keep the movement continuous. This means that when you go and pick up your watch after not wearing it for the weekend, week or month, it is the right date and time so you don’t need to worry about any adjusting of time etc.
With 7 coats of lacquer, our automatic watch winder storage box is top shelf and no doubt you will appreciate the quality! Sizes vary from our base model which is 14cm (length) x 14cm (Width) x 14.5cm (Height). It runs on 240 volt power and comes with an AC Adapter. It is a great gift for him!
But you might be asking yourself …how do Automatic watches work?
We’ll get back to the winder in a minute – it is a very simple device that does a simple job:An “automatic” (aka Perpetual/self-winding/and a ton of other names) watch is basically a mechanical watch (usually) that doesn’t have a battery to run on. It relies on the constant motion of your arm to wind the watch. How? There is a “mainspring” in the watch, which is basically a thin coil of metal that is wrapped in a flat spiral in the middle of the watch. This spring must apply constant pressure on the timekeeping apparatus (the gears and cogs that drive the hands) in order for the watch to keep ticking.
Of course, if the watch is never wound, the spring will eventually uncoil to the point where it cannot drive the gears any longer.To prevent the spring from unwinding completely, there is a “rotor” that is attached to the main spring via a clutch, of sorts. The rotor is just a half-disc of metal that is unbalanced (imagine a quarter, with a hole through the center, then cut in half). If you fed a pin through the hole in the rotor, the rotor would always try to get to its lowest point, due to gravity, or if it is in motion, it would be moved due to inertial force. That pin is attached to the mainspring in the middle of the watch, via a clutch-type device so that the spring is always winding in the correct direction.
As you move your arm, the rotor is moving as well, to try to find the lowest center of gravity. If your arm is in motion, it’s like giving the rotor a shake, so even small motions can wind the spring!I believe there are also quartz-motion watches that are automatic (I have a Seiko Kinetic for example). Those perform a similar task, but instead of winding a spring, they are attached to a coil that generates an electrical charge when the rotor spins. The charge is stored and used by the watch in a manner that is similar to having a battery, but without the need for a battery.
So…back to the watch winder case…
A watch winder is a device used to keep automatic (also known as self winding) watches running when not worn.
With what you now know about automatic watches, the winder concept is simple. It replicates the motion necessary for the rotor to constantly turn (relative to the watch) by rotating the watch in a circle. If you notice, every automatic watch winder is set at an angle - that’s because a flat rotation is no benefit, since the center of gravity of the rotor never changes – it’s always at its lowest point. Our watch winders are always tilted or designed to have the face of the watch perpendicular to the floor, so that the rotor doesn’t spin with the watch.
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