Does My Watch Need a Winder?

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

→ Continue reading at The New York Times

[ufc-fb-comments url=""]

Latest Articles

Related Articles