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WOLF 456002 Viceroy Single Watch Winder with Cover, Black

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  • Backlit LCD display screen powers on when control knobs or chrome plate is touched; will stay illuminated for 10 seconds
  • Rotation options: incrementally from 300-1200 turns per day. The LCD screen provides a countdown of remaining rotations in daily cycle.
  • Watch cuff has been designed to accommodate larger, heavier watches and will "lock" into the winder drum for a secure fit
  • Winder can turn clockwise, counter-clockwise, or bi-directionally
  • Option to run the unit on 33V Adapter (included) or D-Cell batteries
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The Wolf Designs Module 2.7 Single Watch Winder with Cover should accompany the collection of any self-proclaimed watch connoisseur. It boasts a backlit LCD display screen that powers on when the control knobs or chrome plate are touched. It rotates incrementally from 300 to 1,200 turns per day and displays a countdown reminder on the screen. This winder has been designed to accommodate larger watches, which will lock into the winder drum for a secure fit. It has the ability to turn clockwise, counter-clockwise or bi-directionally and can be powered via D-cell batteries or a 33-volt adapter.

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Wolf Family Timeline


Our story, the ‘Wolf Story,’ is something we take great pride in sharing. Not just because the business bears our family name, but also because this is our family. This is what the Wolf family has done for five generations.

BEGINNINGS ON FAIRY TALE ROAD

The Wolf Designs legacy begins like the Deutsche Marchensrasse (Fairytale Road) in Hanau, Germany in 1834. It was in Hanau that Philip Wolf I, a silversmith by trade, began to produce leather-covered presentation cases for his silver products. His rationale was clear: it is only logical to protect one’s investment in fine silver by storing and safeguarding it in a fine quality case. Presentation and storage cases for jewelry were not unique, however, covering the case in rich leather was something that Philip I would be credited with inventing. The process of cutting and stitching leather panels together was a laborious task. The leather was fastened onto the frame and inspected with care to ensure that every piece met Philip’s high standards.

INCREASING VALUE

In 1836, Philip was selling more presentation and jewelry boxes than silver so he moved away from making silver and concentrated on honing his skills making leather boxes. His business continued to grow as many local silver and goldsmiths discovered that their products held greater value when offered in a case made by Philip Wolf.

Philip Wolf II was born in 1869. He would come to take over the family business, but only after years of apprenticeship. By 1905, the Wolf family had immigrated to Malmö, Sweden. Visiting the region on holiday, Philip II met a beautiful woman. He decided he liked the country and chose to stay.

SEEING IT THROUGH

If there were anyone who could personify the steadfast determination of the Wolf family, it would be a woman named Ida Wilhemina. Born of Swedish descent in 1889, she married Philip II in 1910. Ida was known for her extraordinary resourcefulness, courage, and drive to see her family and the family business persevere, even though difficult circumstances. In 1926, Philip Wolf II fell ill with a lung ailment, leaving him unable to work and support his family. Ida Wilhemina Wolf was faced with the prospect of watching the family business, and their sole means of support, dwindle away. She could not let this happen. After successfully taking over the management of the Wolf business, she also took on sales. Ida understood that Wolf Designs needed its customers and customers needed Wolf Designs, so she set off on the road. Though her means of transportation were vastly different from that of today’s sales representatives, the job she performed was not much different. Her primary methods of travel were horse-drawn cart and railroad car, stopping in each city, town, and village to sell Wolf Designs jewel cases. To conserve money she would stay in train stations, renting a blanket for 0.50 krona per night, and occasionally accept an invitation into the home of a customer.

THE FAMILY’S BUSINESS

During this time, Mrs. Wolf looked to her sons Philip III and Ernst. They were both in their early teens when they began working full-time for the company. Though this was not unusual for young men of this time, it was unique that they were immediately placed in roles of significant responsibility. Mrs. Wolf would be gone for up to three months at a time, carrying one suitcase for personal items and another for sample products. Once each week she would mail her purchase orders to the factory, where production manager Gerda Ridell would stand at the door awaiting their delivery.

FROM ‘SLOW AND STEADY’ TO ‘FAST FLOW’

The reins were passed to Philip III in 1936, during a global depression. Due to the cautious nature of the Wolf family and Sweden’s neutrality during the war, the Company was able to export significant amounts of product and enjoy a stable home market throughout the Depression and World War II. Throughout his tenure, Philip III was determined to establish Wolf Designs as a benchmark for professionalism and sound business practices. He promptly introduced ‘fast-flow’ production methods, which dramatically improved manufacturing efficiency.

GROWING UP AND OUT

At the same time, Wolf Designs implemented new distribution and sales programs that were managed directly by the company. This also proved successful and resulted in phenomenal growth. In 1939, Philip III purchased a five-story building in the center of Malmö to handle the rapidly expanding operations. This building housed all aspects of the business: manufacturing, sales, distribution, administration, and 200 highly dedicated employees. The company remained in this building for more than twenty years, until the early 1960s. At that time, they moved to a new 80,000 square foot building, designed and built just for Wolf Designs to hold modern offices and a labor force expanding to more than 350 employees. This facility produced items for retailers and customers throughout Europe.

A FAMILY WITH VISION, A COMPANY WITH HEART

Beyond Philip III’s business acumen, Wolf Designs became known as a company with a great social conscience, with programs to assist the company’s employees, community, and environment. Philip III frequently loaned money to staff members to help them buy houses. He knew that a comfortable and stable workforce would also be more loyal and productive. Philip III cared deeply about the environment. What started as a casual interest shortly blossomed into his lifelong dedication. By 1947, he had built the family business to such a stable position that he could venture to South America to volunteer his time, intellect, and energy to preserving the environment. He also gave speeches throughout Sweden to lobby the government against soil erosion, while still continuing to develop his family business. Philip IV was given the edict to go to the UK and establish the business there. His brother Richard, a professional ballet dancer, stayed in Sweden with his father to run the parent company.

FROM A SUITCASE TO SELFRIDGE’S

In 1961, Philip IV arrived in London armed only with a suitcase and samples. He immediately began visiting and selling to companies like Ronson and Timex. At the time, Ronson was the largest cigarette lighter manufacturer in the world. They had planned a launch for a new women’s lighter, and a Wolf Designs case would be the launch vehicle. The jewelry case business also flourished with clients like Harrods and Selfridge’s stores in London. The Company even had its own ‘store-within-a-store’ at Selfridge’s, staffed by Wolf Designs’ employees and with a large area devoted to its products. Customers marveled at the finely crafted leather-covered boxes. Once Philip IV had established Wolf Designs throughout the UK, the family decided to move there. In the spring of 1964, they moved into an office on highly fashionable Old Bond Street in London.

WOLF DESIGNS TAKES OFF!

In 1968 the Company decided to set up a production facility in the UK. Philip IV selected a site in South Wales, well known for its factory buildings and the availability of its labor. The factory opened in the spring of 1968 and was an immediate success. Products were sold all over the UK as well as in some international markets. Often, Philip IV had to travel to the factory, which was 250 miles from the sales office in London. This caused problems and put a lot of pressure on him. Fortunately, Philip obtained his pilot’s license and began to commute by air. Soon, clients were willing to join him, and many visits were made from the UK to the Swedish factory, as well as to France, Holland and other countries.

THE TRADITION CONTINUES

Under the wing of Philip IV, Wolf Designs continued to fly high. The winds were right for change and with the 1980s came a period of significant adjustment and transition. In May of 1980, while sitting at the kitchen table in the Wolf home in South London, Ida Wilhemina passed away from a heart attack. Her funeral was held in Malmö and attended by hundreds. In 1988, Simon Philip Wolf V left the UK at his father’s direction to open a US subsidiary in Chicago. He would labour for close to a decade to build the Wolf Designs brand in the North American market, finally succeeding in the mid-1990s when annual growth began to exceed seventy percent. In the midst of these significant corporate changes and the accompanying growth of Wolf Designs, Philip III followed Ida and passed away in 1992. If Ida was the heart of Wolf Designs through the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Philip III was the soul. He is fondly remembered for evolving Wolf Designs into a business that runs like a Swiss watch, while still caring for the environment and the people that are part of it.

Philip IV and Simon Philip V, staying true to the company philosophy, built the North American division ‘one brick at a time’, meeting personally with leading retailers in markets all over North America and establishing relationships that will stand the test of time. In 2001, Wolf Designs US celebrated the achievement of a fantastic milestone; this was the first year in which the Company sold over one million leather-covered cases in North America. While this number is great, and our family is proud to have achieved this success, what matters most to all of us in the Wolf family are the incredible people we have had the good fortune to share our passion with, and will continue to for another 175 years.

All the best,

Philip IV

  • ASIN: B002S0NM3C
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 6.5 inches; 8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Origin: China
  • Item model number: 456002
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    From the Manufacturer

    WOLF: Handmade for a Lifetime

    Fifth Generation Company

    WOLF, a European icon since 1834. The luxury leather-goods company designs the world’s most exquisite jewelry cases, watch winders and boxes. Still family led, WOLF prides itself with the undying pursuit of perfection, luxury and style.

    Patented Innovation

    WOLF watch winders exhibit innovative design and a revolutionary new approach to maintaining fine timepieces and keeping automatic watches ticking while not on the wrist. Features include start delay, silent nylon gears, rotation programs and a lock-in cuff designed to handle bigger, heavier watches.

    The Viceroy Collection

    A meticulously engineered watch winder with a sharp design, the Viceroy is the perfect accessory to keep your automatic timepiece wound and safe. Its black pebble faux leather exterior and silver textured silk lining makes it one of WOLF’s signature winders.

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    Product Specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name WOLF
    Model number 456002
    Part Number 456002
    Model Year 2012
    Item Shape Rectangle
    Item weight 8 Pounds

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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By James Reese on June 13, 2011
    This winder is much better than the version that comes in a wooden cabinet. I ordered one that came in the wooden cabinet from another seller and it arrived in pieces. The vinyl-covered winder of this type is more suited for travel. It comes with a key to lock the winder--good for keeping prying hands from getting your "Grail" watch! It is so quiet that you cannot hear it! It holds watches VERY securely, and you get the "snap" of the watch collar when it's properly seated. It runs off two D-cell batteries or an AC adapter. I've got it running on batteries right now. You can set it for the direction you want it to wind--clockwise, counterclockwise, or bi-directional, and in increments of 50 turns-per-day from 650 to around 1300 tpd. The LCD window in the front tells you how many tpd's are left in the daily cycle. This is the best thought-out winder on the market. Most winders are not sufficiently programmable, or are noisy, or are just plain too cheaply made or too expensive. This watch winder gives you the best value for your money. The wooden ones have the same motor--but Wolf needs to build them better.
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    14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Harrington on June 30, 2012
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    The Wolf Designs 4560-02 thus far has been providing the functionally required to keep my Omega running and keeping accurate time. I have had the watch winder for only a week, but thus far it has repeated the programed cycles I have chosen for my Omega watch. The reason for purchasing a watch winder is typically for those who have more than one automatic self winding watch or an automatic that is not worn every day. I do have three watches that require daily use in order to keep them running. The 4560-02 serves that purpose thus far. Since one of my Omega watches requires clockwise only and the other bi-directional winding, the Wolf Designs Module 2.7 provides the multiple settings for number of turns per day and also the settings for bi-directional, clockwise and counter clockwise directions. I do find the quality fit and finish to be exceptional. The materials appear to be of good quality.

    Here is my only gripe with the winder. Since the Wolf Designs is originally a German company and now has headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, I assumed the winders were of the German origin and likely build like a German automobile; superior. The winder is labeled as manufactured in China. I attempt to buy NOTHING produced in China.

    Aside from the review of the winder thus far, I wish all on-line retailers would post the original of the product(s); i.e. Tiawan, China, U.S.A., etc.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sardan on December 10, 2013
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    This winder is not cheap, but it delivers. It's completely silent in operation, has several programmable modes, and its design can handle very large and/or thick watch cases. I'm using it with an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean XL -- it's a 45.5mm case that is 16.9mm thick. I had to return a different winder because its design simply couldn't handle The Planet Ocean's watch case -- there wasn't enough clearance. That's not a problem with the Wolf winder's design, it's plenty roomy and can handle the largest watch cases. If you have a big wrist, don't worry, the winder can also accommodate a very large bracelet.

    I've only owned my Wolf winder for a couple of months, so I suppose the real proof of its value will be if it is still working a few years from now. Wolf Designs has a solid reputation so I anticipate owning it for a very long time.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By KrustyK on September 20, 2012
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    For the longest time I used to think that watch winders were a total waste of money. But, over time, I've come to the conclusion that winding, setting the time, date, and other stuff on my watches was a pain in the butt. Plus the additional wear and tear on the winding mechanism and seals every time I pulled out the crown probably wasn't great either. And, of course, there's the argument that if someone can afford x number of thousands of dollars for a time piece, why couldn't they invest a few hundred dollars in a cool box to hold and wind their prized possessions?

    Long story short, the Wolf Designs winder is fantastic. Some of the best money I've spent in a long time. I'm actually looking to get a dual or triple winder now since I've enjoyed this single winder so much. My watches generally have at least 48 hour reserve on them, so with the single winder I simply rotate watches in and out of the winder to make sure they don't run down.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Shinozaki on July 30, 2014
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    The winder has worked well since purchase - the number one criteria for winders. Cheaper winders have broken easily and quickly - Wolf has solid motor and mechanics. The various knobs for settings are a little awkward, but once setup work reliably. One note, the watch holder has to "click" in to the winder cup, or the watch can pop-out and stop the winding process by jamming up the works. The latch is a bit weak and not as mechanically precise as I'd like to see - and the key is useless. I do like the flexibility of choosing how many rotations per day and directions to wind. The actual algorithm is a bit unobvious, so look at the manual which shows how many winds in which periods of hours.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tang on October 6, 2012
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    The winder is working well till now since early September 2012. My Patek is accurate. The setting is 600TPD bi-direction with a 12-hours delay start.

    I have placed it inside a cupboard and therefore AC power supply source is not a feasible choice for me. It has been operating with two Energizer Alkaline batteries since then. (On the average, I wear my watch once a week.) The adjustable TDP and delay start setting aid in extending the battery life.

    It is virtually silent. The watch cuff is designed for extremey large watch and therefore I have to place my watch with the bracelet fully extended. My only complain is that although the cuff is able to snap into the collar, it is rather loose and may accidentally drop off from the collar with the slightest effort.

    The workmanship is good. The materials although not premium are acceptable taking into consideration of the reasonable selling price.

    The delivery is acceptable and it took just 10 days to reach this side of the globe.

    I hope it will continue to work well as there is no service centre here in Singapore. Any repair or exchange is not worthwhile of the freight charges.
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