Watch Winder Info
An automatic watch has a mechanism that requires a regular motion to keep the inner spring constantly charged, this motion is usually provided as it is worn. Once removed from the wrist the energy stored will only run for 24-72 hours, depending upon the model, then the watch will need to be manually rewound and reset.
Many automatic watches have additional features, or ‘complications’, – date / time / lunar phase / world time etc. So the task of rewinding and recalibrating a watch if it runs down is best avoided. Watches of the calibre we sell are precision instruments, if left unwound for long periods, internal lubricants can be lost from critical areas which may eventually lead to excessive wear.
The motor mechanism in the watch box runs virtually silent, on a safe low voltage which can be supplied by three AA-size batteries or from the mains using the DC adapter which is supplied. A discretely covered socket is provided at the back of the box and when the mains adapter is in use the battery supply is automatically cut to conserve power. Two modes of operation are provided – a fast winding mode when the drum rotates continuously, and a timed mode which rotates the drum intermittently clock-wise and anticlockwise. The timed mode can be further adjusted to different intervals to suit the needs of your particular watch.
All automatic watch winders come with a one year guarantee, items are posted on 48 hour delivery free of charge to UK addresses, next day delivery is available.
If some items are not in stock it can take four to eight weeks delivery.
To order please call us on 01482 323921.
The Ultimate Winder for Prestige Automatic Watches
Rapport has over one hundred years of association with fine timepieces and are proud to introduce The Perpetua Range of Watch Winders and Collector Boxes – the ultimate accessory for owners of automatic, self-winding watches. Owners of such watches are generally people who appreciate the finer things in life and will recognise the quality and practicality of a Perpetua Winder.
Each model in this extensive range is painstakingly crafted using the finest quality components. The wooden cases come alive with the application of no less than eight coats of highly polished lacquer. Many models are adorned with finely detailed marquetry panels whilst the metal models are hand turned to perfection. Soft velvet linings add to the elegance of the Winders while the fine-tuned mechanism keeps your watch in prime condition.
People who have more than one automatic watch for different occasions often find that one is worn more often than another, and so a Perpetua Watch Winder Box is the perfect answer to the problem. Just by slipping the watch over the soft fabric cushion, and placing this within the cup, the Perpetua Watch winder box will maintain your timepiece in perfect order. The Perpetua Range also caters for the serious collector of prestige watches and offer a selection of Collectors’ Boxes to match the quality of the Watch Winders. The Collectors Boxes range is further testament to Rapport’s reputation for quality, craftsmanship and service.
Why use a Watch Winder?
An automatic watch has a mechanism that requires a regular motion to keep the inner spring constantly charged, this motion is usually provided as it is worn. Once removed from the wrist the stored energy will only run for 24-72 hours, depending upon the model, then the watch will need to be manually rewound and reset.
Many automatic watches have additional features, or ‘Complications’, – date/time/lunar phase/world time etc. so the task of rewinding and recalibrating a watch if it runs down is best avoided.
Furthermore, watches of this calibre are precision instruments and like all thoroughbreds, they actually benefit from exercise – if left unwound for long periods, internal lubricants can be lost from critical areas which will eventually lead to excessive wear on components and subsequent lack of accuracy.
Perpetua Watch Winders have features designed to mimic the action of a watch being worn. The watch is held at a precise angle while being rotated and the winder can be set to run intermittently so that the watch is not permanently fully wound.