If you happen to have a watch that is self-winding, then you know how convenient it is when you don’t have to remember to wind it up. You don’t ever have to worry about it losing time. After all, if you have a beautiful classic watch, you want to wear it often.
But what happens if you don’t wear your watch every day? Perhaps you forgot to put it on one day, or you went out of town for a few days and forgot to take it with you. It happens! And for watch collectors, no matter how much you love your watches, you’re only going to wear one at a time. If you’re switching between your favourite dressy watch and your best formal watch, or you’re going diving so you want to kit yourself out with your high-calibre diving watch, your other watches won’t benefit from automatic winding.
If your watch doesn’t get worn, or wound, then it will slowly run down its power reserve until it comes to a stop. Not only does that mean your watch isn’t keeping time, it means you can’t rely on its power reserve either.
Remembering to keep your watch wound can be a bit of a hassle, especially if you have more than one. The simple answer? Invest in a watch winder, such as the Dukwin Watch Winder or better still win a Dukwin watch winder!
Mimic The Natural Movement Of Everyday Wear
With a watch winder you never have to worry about your watch running out of power, or losing time. A watch winder is a clever device that keeps your watch wound even if you’re not wearing it.
A watch winder carefully mimics the easy movements of everyday wear, by rotating the watch at regular intervals. It keeps your watches automatically wound. When you want to wear your watch, you’ll find it waiting with the correct time and date, so you can just put it on and go.
If you own a watch that has a calendar or a moon phase indicator on it, a winder is even more important, making sure that all the settings on your watch are correct, all the time.
Save On Watch Repairs
When you think about it, a high quality watch such as the models we feature here on Watch Winner, is a piece of precision engineering. Many watches have long histories not only as practical items for the everyday man or woman, but in use by the Navy or even Hollywood. To work as well as they do, they rely on a complex system of springs and dials, perfectly calibrated for top performance every time.
And like any other piece of machinery, a high quality watch benefits from regular use to keep its motor running. That’s where a watch winder comes in. A watch winder uses gentle movement, calibrated to be perfectly suited to a delicate watch mechanism, to replicate the movement a watch would get from being worn. It’s an easy and convenient way to keep your watch’s mechanism working well, and make sure your watch is always on time.
Some people in the watch community say that using a winder can over-wind your watch and lead to damage. Although we understand this fear, a high quality winder is designed to maintain your watch at an optimum level of functionality. We recommend choosing a winder like the Dukwin Two Watch Winder, that features several programs so you can set it to suit your watches.
Most contemporary self winding watches have a minimum requirement of between 650 and 1200 turns per day (TPD.) The Dukwin winder’s programs accommodate this range so no matter your model, you should be able to find a setting that works.
A Watch Winder That’s As Classy As It Is Functional
As you can probably guess by now, the Dukwin Watch Winder is one of our favourite watch winders, thanks to its clean, classic design, its ease of use and value for money.
The Dukwin Two Watch Winder can hold a pair of watches just like the beautiful pieces featured here on Watch Winner. The Dukwin will wind them for you while you go about your business, or while you sleep. When winding is complete, your watches will come to rest in the twelve o’clock position.
The Dukwin features a crystal clear LED display with Blue LED lights. You can read the settings easily, even at night. And with an on/off switch for the backlight on the display, you can choose whether to light up the display, or not. Little touches like this make the Dukwin stand out from other watch winders, giving you the ultimate control over its use.
Using the Dukwin couldn’t be easier, thanks to its user friendly touchscreen controls. It also features a remote control so you can adjust the settings without needing to open the case, or interrupt the winding program. And if you do need to open the case? The Dukwin automatically pauses winding so you can make any adjustments, and then return to the programming when the case is closed.
The Dukwin’s features are housed in a good-looking case, too. When it comes to choosing a watch winder, you want to pick one that looks good so it will become a valuable part of your watch collection. After all, you want to keep it on display while it winds your watches.
The Dukwin has a classic black lacquer finish that puts us in mind of a high class piano in a luxury lounge. The glossy case also features a crystal clear organic glass window to display your watches when they’re inside.
How To Choose The Setting On Your Dukwin Winder
Getting the perfect setting for your watch might take a little trial and error. To start with, we recommend carefully winding it manually by turning the crown up to 30 times. The Dukwin won’t wind a watch that’s completely out of juice.
Now, put the watch in the Dukwin and make sure it’s properly secure and sitting fully in the space. Set the winder to its lowest setting, and choose bi-directional rotation.
Keep an eye on your watch as the winder does its work, to see if it’s close to the right time. Because most contemporary watches have a power reserve of around 40 hours, the watch should reach fully winding and the correct time after about two days.
If that setting doesn’t work, try the next highest one. You might also want to try setting it to wind clockwise only or anticlockwise only, instead of bi-directional.
The ability to tweak the settings and program like this is one of the reasons we love the Dukwin winder.
Keep Your Favourite Designer Watches Secure With Fingerprint Access
Another reason to choose the Dukwin winder is the robust security features. Designer watches are no small investment, and having a safe place to keep them is a must. With the Dukwin, you get a secure storage spot that also happens to look fantastic.
With both key and fingerprint entry, the watch winder is secure, and a safe place to keep your valuable watches. Use the traditional key entry, or opt for the fingerprint option for the ultimate ease of access. Fingerprint entry makes it so simple to access your watch when you need it, and because it’s tied to your fingerprint, no one else can use the feature without your permission. But if you’d like to share your watch winder with another watch enthusiast in your family, the Dukwin lets you store up to 10 fingerprints.
Dukwin Two Watch Winder Pros and Cons
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to choose the Dukwin:
- A range of settings so you can calibrate it to your watches
- Secure fingerprint and key entry
- Clockwise, anticlockwise, and bi-directional winding
- Remote control
- Backlit touchscreen with on/off switch
The one concern that’s common with all watch winders is the noise level. Thankfully, today’s modern watch winders are nowhere near as noisy as their predecessors. The Dukwin Two Watch Winder features a high quality Japanese-designed mechanism, featuring Mabuchi brushless motors. The noise level is just 5 decibels. That’s lower than breathing, so it’s more than quiet enough to keep from disturbing you even when you’re sleeping.
The Dukwin Double Watch Winder is a convenient way to look after your watches, and the smooth design means it will blend well with any décor. The brushed metal switch panel and glossy piano black lacquer case give it an elegant look that perfectly matches with the high quality watches you can place inside it, making it the ideal way to display your watches, too.
Invest in or win a Dukwin Winder today, and your favourite watches will always keep time, even when you’re not wearing them.