Why do I need a watch winder?

A guide to the benefits of owning a Barrington Watch Winder

Wearing an automatic or mechanical watch is a joy, but it needs to be worn regularly to keep it running accurately. This can be a challenge, especially if you don't wear your watch every day or you own multiple watches. A watch winder is a great solution to this problem, making sure the mainspring stays wound keeping your automatic watch, or watches running, smoothly.

The majority of automatic watches typically come with a power reserve of around 36 to 48 hours, although some models may have a slightly longer reserve. Essentially, this means that once the mainspring is fully wound, the watch will only be able to keep time accurately for approximately three to four days without any movement or wear.

When a mechanical watch stops due to lack of wear, manually winding it can cause lasting damage. The process of pulling out the crown and winding it places undue stress on the watch, which can lead to wear and tear on its components. Therefore, it is preferable to keep your automatic watch going, which is where a Barrington Watch Winder comes in.

T3, one of the UK's leading consumer lifestyle magazines and websites, lists Barrington Watch Winder as one of the best to keep your timepiece ticking away in 2023.

A watch winder works by mimicking the movement of a person's wrist, gently rotating a watch to keep it wound so it never stops running. This is essential for automatic watches, which rely on the movement of the wearer to keep the watch running. Plus, a watch will ensure that the mechanism remains lubricated and operating perfectly. For more information on what a watch winder is and how it works read our blog.

What are the three main benefits of owning a Barrington Watch Winder?

The convenience of keeping your watch running

Using a watch winder ensures that your watch is always ready to wear. If you don't wear your watch every day, it can be a hassle to have to set the time and date, and perpetual calendar, every time you want to wear it. With a single watch winder, and a 3 year regular service, your watch will always be ready to go.

Protect your watch against damage

Watch winders provide a safeguard against potential damage and loss. When stored in a watch winder, your valuable watches are securely wrapped around a cushion or pillow, which keeps them from being jostled around and potentially damaged. In this way, watch winders provide a safe and secure storage option for your prized timepieces.

Stylish storage options with attention to aesthetics and design

A Barrington Watch Winder offers stylish storage for your watches. With quality materials and sleek designs, Barrington emphasises excellent craftsmanship, resulting in meticulous finishing and attention to detail. Transparent windows allow for display and visibility. Personalisation options enable you to match the watch winder to your individual style or complement the décor of your home or office.

Read our blog on How to look after your automatic watch for our top 5 tips including service regularly and avoiding direct sun exposure.

Do you own multiple automatic watches?

A watch winder can be a great tool for enthusiasts who own multiple watches, because it can be difficult to keep them fully wound and ready to wear. Our multi watch winders can help to ensure that all of your watches are kept in good condition and ready to wear whenever you want.

Are you an automatic watch collector?

If you are watch collecting, the Watch Winder Safe is ideal to keep up to 12 automatic watches secure and ticking. It is made from steel and tempered glass and covered in discrete leather-effect cladding. It provides 12 individually programmable rotors for your watch collection, and includes a unique fingerprint access sensor.

Do I need a watch winder for manually wound watches?

If your watch is a manual winding watch, a winder will not keep the mechanism wound. For a quartz powered type of watch, a winder is also not necessary due to the constant energy from the battery.

Barrington Watch Winders

Why do I need a watch winder? A watch winder is not just a convenient tool for keeping your mechanical watches running smoothly and ready to wear. It can also be an effective way to protect your luxury watches from damage, loss, and theft, as well as a stylish addition to your home or office decor.

For a decade, we have worked hard to create what we believe to be the best range of multi watch winders that showcase and secure cherished collections of automatic watches around the world.

With the right watch winder, you can keep your watches running accurately and safely stored, ensuring that they will be a treasured part of your collection for years to come. Barrington watch winders are an aesthetically pleasing way of presenting your watch(es) when not being worn. Our watch winders start from £175 up to £3,295 depending on the size and style.

To view our full range of watch winders click here: Best Automatic Watch Winders

If you have any questions relating to why do I need a watch winder, give us a call on 01494 410126 or email us sales@barringtonwatchwinders.com and we will be happy to help.