The 9 Best Watch Winders to Keep Your Timepiece Wound and Ready

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If you own one or even many mechanical watches with an automatic movement, having a watch winder in the house is a great time-saver. After a couple of days of sitting still, your automatic watch will stop running, leaving you to give it a wind or a shake before setting the time on it and slapping it back on your wrist. The high-end watch winders sold by your local watch boutique can be pretty pricey, so we went on the hunt for a wide assortment of winders of varying sizes and price points to make sure you get the best bang for your buck.

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Versa Automatic Single Watch Winder



While your watch might've cost you a pretty penny, your watch winder doesn't have to break the bank. Besides its fun, futuristic look (with a blue LED light that turns on when winding), this Versa option has three direction settings and 12 different setting combinations. At such an affordable price, this top seller on Amazon has people loving this easy-to-use and seriously quiet winder.

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CHIYODA Single Wooden Watch Winder

This elegant watch winder has a timeless look and a quiet motor, and it's available for a great price (hence its amazing reviews on Amazon!). The handmade wooden box has programmed rotational settings that turn at regular intervals to keep your watch going, plus a plush velvet interior for an expensive look to match your luxury watch. You're also able to charge this watch winder with an adapter or AA batteries, so you can wind on the go if you're traveling. 

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Orbita Sparta Bold Black Single Watch Winder



Orbita is one of the better-known names in watch winders, and this is about as basic a unit as you can get from the brand. It's made in America, and it's powered by four lithium-ion D-cell batteries.

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Versa Automatic Double Watch Winder



Don't let the entry price fool you — this great dual winder from Versa doesn't skimp on features. It's one of the few lower-priced models out there that has variable settings, as well as the ability to be plugged into the wall rather than running on batteries.

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Wolf Module 4.1 Single Watch Winder



Compared to the entry-level units, spending north of $200 might seem steep, but the cool thing about the Module is its ability to be stacked with multiple units. Start with one now, and add more over time rather than having to start over with a bigger unit when your collection grows.

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WOLF Roadster Triple Watch Winder With Cover and Storage



Wolf is another industry favorite, and this three-watch winder is the perfect choice for a more avid collector. Its upper compartment has loads of bonus storage, and its three winding pods offer variable settings to ensure you aren't under- or over-winding your favorite watches.

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Scatola Del Tempo 1RTM Watch Winder



When budget isn't a consideration, Scatola Del Tempo is king. They're credited with having created the watch winder, and over the years they've maintained their position as an industry leader. Their RTM series of winders ranges from this single-watch unit up to a multigeared three-watch unit, and each one is as much a piece of kinetic sculpture as it is a useful watch-maintenance tool.

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Orbita Siena Dual Watch Winder



Available in either burled walnut or teak veneer, this larger Orbita unit is all about the presentation. This winder will look great sitting out on your bedroom dresser or on a shelf in your office. This is another battery-powered option, and, according to Orbita, it'll run for a good five years before requiring a battery replacement.

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Orbita Avanti Forty Eight Macassar And Carbon Fiber Rotorwind Watch Winder



If you're a true watch collector, it's time to get serious about your watch winder, with this next-level option that holds 48 watches. This elegant-looking winder is made of a glossy Macassar wood with a tempered glass door that has a concealed lock and carbon fiber trim. While to the average joe this price tag might make jaws drop (or even stop time!), big shots won't even blink at this high price for a high-quality winder.