Fans say the devices provide benefits, including help with lubrication, but detractors say overuse can cause damage.
Do you need a watch winder? The answer is as varied as the timepieces wound on them.
Useful but often misconstrued, watch winders are mechanisms, usually in the form of a box or a container, meant to mimic the actions of a human wrist. By doing so, winders keep the movement of an automatic watch greased and functioning, and maintain the power reserve. The winder can also shelter a watch from dust and prevent other objects from scratching or rubbing against it.
But not everyone is a fan.
If a watch is manual-wind or quartz, a
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