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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2011
This winder appears to be made of a black lacquered wood and seems to be solidly constructed. It sits at an angle, which displays the watches nicely if the winder sits around or slightly below eye level. It has four heads, each powered by a separate motor.

Each head can be set to rotate clockwise, counter-clockwise, or alternating. Each head also has a set of DIP switches that allow the rotation rate to be set between 650 and 3600 turns per day, with 16 possible settings (48 total options, multiplying rotation rate by direction of rotation). The winder works on AC power only.

Unlike other winders I've had, this one rotates the head once and then rests. (My other winders, aside from the Orbita Sparta which uses a completely different mechanism, rotate constantly for an interval and then rest for an interval.) I assume the Brookstone mechanism is intended to more closely simulate actual wear. The winder is almost completely silent in operation, at least after five days of use. (I can hear a slight whirring if I put my head within a few inches of it but not otherwise.)

The cushions on this model are similar to the ones on the Orbita, in that they are made of some sort of foam that compresses to properly fit the watch. They hold the watch significantly better than the Diplomat/Belocia models and slightly better than my Wolf. The Diplomat/Belocia cushions don't compress, meaning that a watch on a bracelet will either fit them too loosely or too tightly, unless your wrist happens to be the same size as the cushion.

Initial results for the four watches I put on this winder after 24 hours:
- The Cyclos lost 1 second;
- The Sewills lost 3 seconds;
- The Gevril gained 9 seconds;
- The Sea-Gull gained 35 seconds.

Those results have held pretty much constant for about four days now, and are pretty good (although not quite as good as on the wrist), except for the Sea-Gull which only seems to be happy on my Diplomat/Belocia no-name clone that has been retired to the closet. I can live with that. I've since moved the Sea-Gull to the Orbita to see how it likes that, and put the Baume & Mercier on instead. The Baume & Mercier runs 13 seconds fast per day under all conditions, and this winder has been no exception.

Obviously I can't comment yet on long-term performance, but so far based on construction, features and performance, I'm calling this an excellent deal for a four-head winder at $200. I would rank it superior in quality to my Wolf and my no-name winder, and a better deal than the Orbita Sparta.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2013
I purchased this in July of 2012, now end of January 2013. The winder is still running great after 6 months. I have 4 upper end watches in it all the time. It has kept the watches wound perfectly. It is quiet. Looks nice. All around very good. Since I just purchased another watch, I am about to order another one. So, I believe it is a good product, or I would not order a 2nd one. I plan to revisit once this one has been running one year, but usually if something like this is going to croak, it does it in the 1st 90 days.

I could not find the dimensions, which could be critical for someone making a decision if they have to make it fit a certain space. The dimensions of the Brookstone Quad Watch Winder is 16 3/8" Long, 9 1/4" Wide (depth), and 7 5/8" High (tall).
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 21, 2011
After less than 2 years two of the winders stopped. The lid is too heavy for the unit and when you open it the entire unit falls backwards.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2011
Great Quad Winder.
This is my second unit.
I have had the first one for a year and no problems.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2013
This watch winder has a very distinguished look and feel. Unfortunately, it's not so reliable. Within weeks of purchase, one of the four winders stopped rotating. Now, a second has stopped. Admittedly, I purchased this item almost 2 years ago. So 3 of the 4 winders did work for almost 2 years. I guess my primary disappointment stems from the fact that I was expecting more from a Brookstone product. To me, the name 'Brookstone' has always been associated with creative products built for solid and and sustained performance. While $200 is not an exorbitant price, by any means, for a watch winder, I am pretty disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2011
It is the best watch winder in the market for the price. Compared to the Sharper Image brand I bought several years back, the Brookstone brand was superior. My self winding watches are never late on time. It came with 4 different settings and is multi directional just plug, set and worry free.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2011
This was probably the best purchase for the money that I have made.....all 'high end winders' were 500+....I am using 3 of the 4 winders in this thing, and it is working to a T and has not missed a beat
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on February 16, 2013
This is my third watch winder and my experiences so far had not been that great. They were noisy and not enough adjustments for number of turns. My concern here was the looks. Semi-gloss black verses a burl one like my last one. While it was not as attractive as my last one I like the ability to fine tune the number of turns. I set each winder at what the watch companies suggested and turned them on. One of my watches ran down so by toggling a couple of dip switches I was able to give it a few more turn and no more issues. All adjustments are made from inside the box which means the dip switches are all in plain sight which is not optimal since once you get them set they are not touched again. On the positive side there is a push button by each winder to turn it off and on so that when removing a watch you just press the button to turn that watch's winder off and then remove the watch. Replace the watch and push the button and it starts up giving the watch one turn. Each watch is held on a black pad that fits in a cradle so that the watch is securely held. Another added bonus is that the watches always stop straight up and down so that your four watches are always lined up on display.
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on December 1, 2013
Not built to last. Got as gift just over 2 years ago. Just over 1 year in the 1st of the 4 stopped working. It then started working again for a few weeks but stopped again. Then 6 months later the 2nd stopped working so just over 2 years of use and half of them don't work. I only had it set on low turns per hour so not like it had heavy usage.Had hoped for 200 bucks that it'd last at least 3-5 years but no such luck. Small investment compared to the cost of the watches but still would have hoped for better and rather than fuss with shipping/spending $ to get it fixed plan to just take the few seconds to wind the watch I want to wear that day as collection keeps growing having 2 of these would take up space and get $.
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on October 1, 2012
This is my second quad watch winder by Brookstone through Amazon; I also purchased a single and a double watch winder by Brookstone through Amazon earlier this year to keep my self-winding complicated watches wound (so I wouldn't have to reset all the functions (day, date, moonphase, leap year, etc.) every time I wanted to wear one of the watches) - it's also beneficial to the movements to keep them wound. The quality, ease of use and dependability coupled with the low price make these a good deal for me.
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