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A good deal!
on April 25, 2013
Just received today, along with a new Seiko automatic, non hand winding watch. As quickly as I could, I put the new watch in the new winder! Off we go.
Winder looks nice. I am not positive it is really leather, but that is not important. If it is not genuine leather it looks it. I'd need to dismantle it to check the back side of the leather and do not plan to do that. It has 5 settings controlled via a dial inside the winder. They could be improved, but should work for any application. They are:
1. Stop (Silly, since there is an on/off switch on the back.
2. Clockwise for 6 minutes, pause for 30, then repeat.
3. Counter clockwise for 6 minutes, pause for 30, then repeat.
4. Counter clockwise for 20 minutes, pause for 10, clockwise for 20 minutes, pause for 10, repeat. (Seems like a lot of winding.)
5. Clockwise for 10 minutes, counter clockwise for 10 minutes. Repeat this for 3 hours, then pause for 9 hours. Repeat.
I chose 5. That may change later. Right now the winder is in my home office. There is some noise in the room, computer, open windows and noise from outside... birds chirping, some traffic noise, etc. I am sitting about 9 or 10 feet from it and I don't hear it. Later I will move to my bedside table, a good test for quiet operation. The one sitting in that spot now is not as quiet as it ought to be so I look forward to the transplant.
Why did I purchase? My old winder can wind 4 watches. I now have 5 automatic watches with one more on the way. One of them has no date display, so it is not critical that it be in a winder, but with 5 which do have date or day and date indications I wanted to address the shortage, and I love stuff like this too!
Since this is day one, I cannot assess reliability, but if it runs for a while I will update. Of course if it dies I will update too!
So far, so good.