1. Why use a watch winder?
Nowadays, the design of precise mechanical movement is based on the long-term operation. If such mechanical movement remains still for a long time, the lubricating oil in gear shaft bearings of the movement will flow away. The moving parts of the movement will suffer permanent wear and tear when being operated in lack of lubrication. In order to maintain the long-term operation of the watch, you must move the watch appropriately every day so that the oscilllating weight can function well to wind the watch.
And the watch winder is designed to provide such motion for the watch so that the movement can maintain long-term operation and then the lubricating oil will not flow away. Moreover, it is unnecessary to readjust the display function after the watch is wound, which reduces the damage to the watch parts caused by regular adjustment. By using a watch winder, the watch can remain on standby for a long time and thus it is handy to wear at any time.
2. What is the working principle of the watch winder?
imitating the principles of human kinematics, the watch winder generates
inertia kinetic energy like the natural motions of the wearer's arm to wind the
watch. You can simply put the mechanical watch into the watch winder and it can
automatically wind the watch.
3.What kind of motor is suitable for the watch winder?
First of all,
the watch winder doesn’t need high motor power, but it requires high precision
and stability. At present, we use Japanese Mabuchi ultra silent motor for the
watch winder, which perfectly satisfies the requirements of magnetic-resistant,
stable and durable.
4. Will the watch be magnetized by the magnetic field inside the watch winder?
Of course not! Today, all high-quality automatic wrist watches are made of magnetic-resistant metal materials, such as titanium, copper, stainless steel, gold, silver and so on. These materials have the physical property of diamagnetism; Moreover, the direction of the magnetic wave radiated from the motor has been taken to consideration for the design of the watch winder. The watch is placed outside the range of the magnetic wave so that any part of the watch will not be magnetized or interfered.
5. Why does the watch remain still after being placed in the watch wander?
The watch winder is designed to maintain the normal operation of the watch aside from winding the watch. In order to effectively maintain the normal operation of the watch in the long term, it is advised that there should be at least half of the kinetic energy stored in the mainspring before putting the watch into the watch winder. In this way, the parts within the watch will have enough energy to drive the back / forth of the mainspring to carry out the most accurate timing function.
6. How long will the automatic watch keep running when not wearing it?
The status of energy storage in the automatic watch’s barrel drum varies depending on watch manufacturers and styles. Generally speaking, the energy stored in the barrel drum can keep the watch running for about 34 to 60 hours. In particular, high-quality automatic watches are configured with more jewel bearings to reduce the friction between moving gears, that is, the more jewel bearings you install, the longer the running time you will have. The automatic watch with complex functions requires more kinetic energy to drive different parts, so it can only keep running for a short period of time after being wound, while those with a simple timekeeping function can keep running for a longer period of time after being wound.
7. Will the watch in the watch winder be overwound?
Absolutely not! All automatic watches are never overwound, because each of them is equipped with a sliding clutch gear to prevent it being wound further. When the energy stored in the mainspring reaches the specified limit, the sliding clutch gear will stop transmitting kinetic energy to the mainspring.
8. How can the watch winder be ultra silent?
On one hand, we use Japanese ultra silent high-precision motor for the watch motor. It makes little noise itself because it needs lower motor power; on the other hand, both the shell and lining material of the watch winder are made of wood, feather, cloth and so on. These materials have great shock-absorbing and sound-proof effect in the closed box, which basically guarantees the ultra silence.
9. What kind of motor is suitable for the watch winder?
of all, the watch winder doesn’t need high motor power, but
it requires high precision and stability; At present, we use
Japanese Mabuchi motor for the watch winder.
10. What to look for when choosing the wood for making watch winders?
The watch winder is not only capable of winding a watch, but also is a piece of exquisite and high-end handicraft used for decoration. So it is of necessity to choose high-density wood to prevent it from deforming due to air humidity. For that reason, our watch winders are generally made from imported Brazilian solid pear wood or imported compressed high-density pine board that are sprayed with beautiful eco-friendly piano lacquer, which makes it both classy and durable.